MBA Distance Learning MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Office Administration Accounting Marketing - Other Business
    • Course Start
      January, October
    • Course Duration
      2-3 Years - Multiple Start Dates; January, April, July, October
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Our Master in Business Administration programme will provide you with the strategic, financial and people skills you’ll need to progress and perform effectively at senior levels.

    The programme combines management theory with real business application. From day one you’ll be able to apply new knowledge and skills in your workplace. You will develop a broad foundation of knowledge in core modules, and focus your studies around a particular sector or discipline in elective modules.

    The flexibility of the Distance Learning MBA allows you to study at your own convenience with our new Virtual Learning Environment, and we provide live online sessions with tutors that help you contextualise your learning.

    Our refreshed MBA has been designed with your future employability in mind, and we continue to work with major employers on our MBA Advisory Board and International Advisory Board to ensure our syllabus deals with contemporary issues.

    Established over 50 years ago, the University of Bradford School of Management has a rich heritage and an international reputation as one of the innovators in business education.

    Contact our Distance Learning MBA team

    Business School of the Year 2020

    The University of Bradford’s School of Management is proud to have been named Business School of the Year 2020 by the Educate North Awards.

    Find out more about our award.

    Professional accreditation

    We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "triple-crown".

    Our School of Management MBA programmes have been endorsed by the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the NHS Master's in Business Administration (MBA) programme.

    What you will study

    All module information is for 2021 entry, and is subject to change. 



    • Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation
    • Leadership for Transformational Change
    • Digital Marketing, Branding and Strategy
    • Accounting and Economics for Decision Making
    • MBA Management Project


    • Corporate Finance and Crowdfunding
    • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
    • Financial Risk Management in European Banking
    • International Business Strategy
    • Marketing Communications
    • Digital Health and Informatics
    • Materials, Resources, Energy and Competitiveness
    • Business Models for a Circular Economy
    • Diversity, Scale and Development
    • Enterprise and Innovation

    Find out more

    Our MBA Online Events are a great way to find out more about our MBA programmes, and talk to our team via a live web link from your computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android).

    These sessions are ideal if you live or work overseas or if you're based in the UK but don't have the time to visit us on campus.

    Career Booster

    During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

    • The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
    • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
    • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
    • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

    In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

    Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

    Career prospects

    An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job. The Financial Times Global MBA rankings show that alumni continue to operate in a wide range of sectors with, on average, 20% of them being in board level positions within three years of graduation.

    The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

    Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

    Visit the MBA Distance Learning MBA page on the University of Bradford web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Diego Zaccariotto

    Why did you decide to study an MBA at Bradford?
    I reached a point in my career where I felt I needed to gain some new skills in order to progress and to be more successful.

    I identified an MBA as the best way to gain those skills in a short time frame.

    Initially, I researched all the universities providing such a course. I chose Bradford due to a number of factors, such as the Financial Times ranking, the overall cost of the course, the course content, and the fact that it is fully online.

    What is your current occupational role?
    In my current role, I'm empowering people and delivering proven results, by ensuring resources are assigned appropriately to enable the success of our networking customers.

    I'm responsible and accountable for operational targets and for a portfolio of enterprise-level customers and account managers.

    I advocate for our customers within Citrix, protecting the value of their investments and adapting our technology to the latest releases and roadmaps.

    Do you enjoy distance learning? What are the pros and cons?
    I definitely enjoy distance learning and, for me, it was the only available option.

    I wanted my degree to be taught in English, and moving to the UK to attend an on-campus course was not an option.

    Distance learning provides full flexibility on when I want to dedicate time to my studies, and it allows me to move on with my course without impacting my job.

    It is a bit more challenging to exchange thoughts and experiences with fellow students and teachers though, as the face-to-face part is missing and is replaced with emails and online discussion.

    How have your studies impacted your career?
    The MBA is already providing some results. After the courses on finance and digital marketing, I proposed a new service to the company, with a full financial analysis, investment appraisal, and initial strategy, and it's currently being validated for implementation.

    This new project acted as an accelerator for a recent promotion.

    Do you have any advice for future distance learning students?
    Be sure to properly plan and execute on your studies. Distance learning provides a lot of flexibility and, due to the lack of formal lectures at specific times, you'll be fully responsible for your schedule - no one will be doing that for you.

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    Entry Requirements

    If you'd like a quick view on your suitability and eligibility for The Bradford MBA before you complete a full application, simply send us your CV and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please email it to

    All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

    For more detailed information on our entry requirements for this course, please see View Website

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