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Course Overview

The University of Bradford School of Management’s established and well-regarded MBA programmes are aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to transform and equip themselves with essential leadership, business and management skills in order to make the transition to the next level in their careers within an increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.

The Bradford Distance Learning MBA ranks highly in World Class Rankings, featuring in the Financial Times list of top Distance Learning MBAs in their March 2018 rankings:

  • Ranked #3 in the UK for Distance Learning MBA
  • Ranked #5 in the World for Career Progression
  • Ranked #14 in the World for Distance Learning MBA

These world-class rankings, along with it's highly valued Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, make this online MBA course from the University of Bradford highly sought-after and one of the best MBA courses you can study.

You can apply for this triple-accredited course online via Arden University - find out more below.


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World
No.1
  for value for money


(Financial Times 2018)

No.1
in the UK
  for salary
increase (36%)

(Financial Times 2018)

'Triple Crown Accreditation'

Arden and Bradford: How our Partnership Works

Arden University are proud to have partnered with the University of Bradford for more than 15 years. As experts in Distance Learning, our role is to help students enrol on to the online Bradford Distance Learning MBA course. This means we support you all the way through the application process, from your initial enquiry to enrolling on the course with Bradford.

Once enrolled, you will become a fully-fledged University of Bradford student who will then support you through all aspects of your study, from course materials to tutor interaction and guidance - all delivered 100% online. You will be able to study wherever and whenever you choose, and will be in charge of your own progress during the course, working around 4 online lectures per module (with each module lasting approximately 3 months).

On graduation your certificate will be issued by the University of Bradford.

Key Information

Award:
MBA
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
Master of Business Administration
Duration:
2 to 3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

About University of Bradford

The School of Management has been an international leader in business education, research and knowledge transfer for more than 50 years. As part of our mission to “Make Knowledge Work™” Bradford have provided both Executive and Distance Learning (online) MBA programmes for the majority of that time.

As one of a handful of business schools across the world with the coveted triple-crown of globally-recognised accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), the University of Bradford provide engaging and innovative teaching and learning along with research which has been recognised as making a difference to the world.

Bradford's Distance Learning programme offers a limited number of bursaries that students can take advantage of, the bursary pays travel expenses to undertake studying a block module at either the Bradford or Dubai campus. Take a look at some Bradford student's experiences of this course

You can also explore the University of Bradford campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual experience tour.

Entry Requirements

The standard entry criteria for this University of Bradford Distance Learning MBA are:

  • At least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience
  • A first degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or relevant professional qualification
  • Evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent
  • If English is not your first language evidence of your proficiency in English may be requested through a recognised test (IELTS score of 6.5, Pearson Test of English score of 60 or TOEFL score of 94 will be accepted)

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. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you can still apply but will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). An academic recommendation based on interview will also be considered.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details

Once you start your online MBA programme you become part of the University of Bradford School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small, faculty-led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions.

Further to this, while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in University of Bradford and/or at our learning hub in Dubai (subject to availability). Career advice and support is also available remotely from our careers service, for our Distance Learning students.

Studying the MBA

Distance Learning students usually study 1 module every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units. Students are expected to work through 1 unit from each module per week. The University of Bradford School of Management Distance Learning MBA allows students to vary the speed of their progression through the programme to suit their own individual needs. If you feel that you cannot study two modules over the three month period, you can opt to study just one and lighten your workload. If things get particularly busy, you can also opt to suspend your studies and restart at a later date, giving you ultimate flexibility to complete this distance learning MBA in 2 to 3 years. On average, students take 3 years to complete the programme.

Modules

Modules

The modules you will study consist of 4 core modules (total of 80 credits), plus 40 credits of option modules and your management project (60 credits).

The 4 core modules are:

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

Option modules may include*:

  • Corporate Finance and Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • International Financial Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Risk Management in European Banking
  • International Business in Emerging Economies
  • International Business Strategy
  • Management of Change
  • Corporate Marketing
  • European Business Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Digital Health and Informatics
  • Materials, Resources, Energy and Competitiveness
  • Business Models for a Circular Economy
  • Diversity, Scale and Development
  • Enterprise and Innovation

*Please note that the option modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You are required to complete 40 credits for your options. Most option modules are 10-credit modules, but Digital Health and Informatics is a 20-credit module.

Management Project

- 60 credits

The Management Project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA. It is the final and most challenging, yet rewarding part of the MBA programme. Once you have registered for the management project, you will have up to 12 months to complete it.

Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Careers

An MBA can equip you to progress to a senior management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold are highly valued by private and public sector organisations.

So, what will you have achieved when you complete this course?

You will have:

  • Demonstrated you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation
  • Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace
  • Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions
  • Worked effectively in a team, using listening, negotiating, persuading and presenting skills - but also shown you can be adaptable to changes at work
  • Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions
  • Developed your communication skills.


Visit our Knowledge Base to find out how investing in an MBA is investing in your future.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

Discover what Bradford’s MBA students have to say:


Watch our video below to discover more about the MBA course at the University of Bradford
and what their students think about the course and the university.


Alternative MBA courses

How to apply for your University of Bradford MBA through Arden

1. View MBA course details on Arden University or University of Bradford websites

2. Complete the application form online on the Arden University website

3. Arden University will review and process your application and will contact you

4. Arden will support you with information on your study options and answer your questions

5. When both sides are happy, we will accept you onto the course & you complete your application

6. You begin your online MBA course as a student of the University of Bradford

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