MBA - Distance Learning (Warwick)

    • Full or part time
      Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
    • Course Start
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    • Course Duration
      2 - 4 years part-time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Gain an understanding of the global business environment with the Business Administration (Distance Learning) MBA. Ranked 1st in the world for the third year running by The Financial Times, this programme is taught primarily online and distinguished by face-to-face learning in Warwick or London.

    Ranked first in the world for the fifth year running by the Financial Times' Online MBA ranking 2022, our Distance Learning MBA combines inspirational teaching with flexible online learning. If you’re looking for a way to accelerate your career, increase your business knowledge and leadership skills and maximise your board level awareness without stepping out of work, our part-time course could be your next step. Teaching primarily takes place via our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs, which houses our teaching materials, interactive spaces and our online classroom: wbsLive and via two residential weeks at either Warwick or London, depending on the programme format you have chosen.

    Core Modules

    • Operations Management
    • Strategic Advantage
    • Marketing
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
    • Leadership
    • Accounting and Financial Management
    • Economics of the Business Environment
    • Dissertation

    Optional Modules

    Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

    • International Business
    • Corporate Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
    • Modelling and Analytics for Management
    • Economics of Wellbeing
    • Management Accounting
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Management of Change
    • Mergers and Acquisition
    • Strategy and Practice


    Our cutting edge technology will ensure you feel fully connected and that you never miss anything, regardless of your schedule. Teaching primarily takes place via our bespoke online learning environment, my.wbs, which houses our teaching materials, interactive spaces and our online classroom: wbsLive. Easy to use, my.wbs enables interaction in lectures, discussions and syndicate groups. It also allows you to test yourself, to access lessons and lecture recordings, submit assignments and to connect with other students and academics.

    Face-to-face interaction is an essential element of our course, so you will join us on campus in Warwick or WBS London, The Shard, depending on which variant of the programme you have enrolled on, for two residential weeks (Warwick Weeks). These intensive face-to-face periods of study will embed your learning, enrich your studies and allow you to grow your network. In addition to the Warwick Week attendance, included in your tuition fee is one optional face-to-face module. You may also opt to take an additional face-to-face module for an additional cost.

    Contact Hours

    This course is taught online, with 2 weeks face-to-face teaching in the first year. Each module should take approximately 100 hours which typically includes 30 structured teaching hours and 60-70 hours of guided and independent self-study. In addition, one optional face-to-face module is included in your tuition fee and an additional face-to-face elective module can be taken for an additional cost.


    Module assessment is a mix of individual assignments, exams, group work and class tests.


    The culmination of your degree will be a substantive piece of research and a dissertation. Your dissertation will allow you to apply what you have learned during your MBA to a real management issue in practice. It enables you to explore a business issue thoroughly from multiple perspectives and make practical recommendations drawing on the theories, concepts, frameworks and tools that you have learned about during the course and extended in your own studies.

    Skills from this degree

    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment
    • Gain an understanding of different leadership skills and develop your own leadership style
    • Gain an appreciation of different perspectives and viewpoints by learning with and from a diverse cohort
    • Practical application - take new ideas straight from the classroom into your day-to-day work
    • You will benefit from being part of a global cohort, allowing you to develop your professional network and understand different cultures and work practices.


    Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, American Express, ASOS, AT&T, Barclays, Capgemini, Citigroup, Deloitte, Eon, EY, GE Healthcare, Heineken, HP, HSBC, IBM, Ikea, J.P. Morgan, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, NHS, PwC, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Media and Volkswagon.

    Our CareersPlus team will support you throughout your MBA and beyond to ensure you achieve your full potential. You’ll connect your goals and values and discover the influencing, communication and leadership skills you need to actively manage and accelerate your career.

    Our services are tailored for you and planned around our Career Management Cycle. Designed to fit in with your studies, they are delivered when you are attending residential modules and online via webinars, resources, or specially designed courses. You’ll also have access to career consultations, executive coaching and the opportunity to sign up to our award-winning mentoring programme.

    Visit the MBA - Distance Learning (Warwick) page on the University of Warwick web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    You must have at least four years' postgraduate managerial work experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities. You must have a 2:i at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve

    English language requirements Band B
    IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

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