Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Bradford
University of Bradford
Bradford University School of Management
As one of the world's leading business schools, Bradford University School of Management is recognised for the quality, flexibility of its programme and future earning power of its graduates. That's why Bradford School of Management is ranked 11th in the UK with the MBA ranked in the top 25 in Europe by the Financial Times.
In November 2012, the Bradford School of Management achieved AACSB accreditation, joining an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations.
The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.
Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become part of the Bradford University 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 and a distance learner on line social space called ‘The Atrium’.
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 Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).
|1||In 2011, The Financial Times ranked Bradford Schoold of Management as the 1st Business School in the North England and 11th in the UK.|
|2||The Bradford MBA has accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AASCB, making it part of the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation.|
|3||The Financial Times places Bradford MBA as one of the top 25 MBAs in Europe and of top 100 MBAs in the world.|
|4||The Financial Times ranks the Bradford MBA 14th in the UK and 24th in Europe.|
|5||Bradford School of Management is the 11th in the world for offering students value for money, according to the Financial Times.|
|6||The opportunity to attend intense teaching sessions at Bradford and partner institutions.|
|7||The Bradford MBA integrates your personal development into the programme.|
|8||Bradford, one of Britain's longest established business schools has been offering the MBA for over 30 years.|
Master of Business Administration
University of Bradford
Blended distance learning
The 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. As such, you can
choose to take just one module in a quarter or defer your studies altogether, for a short period of time. As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years. On average students take 3 years to complete the programme.
Watch a 5 minute film outlining the learning experience on the Bradford School of Management MBA.
Distance learning students usually study 2 modules every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units (8 learning units and 1 revision unit). Students are expected to work through 1 unit per module per week. This format ensures that students have a number of weeks at the end of the module for examination revision (if the module is assessed by an exam) assignment work and general recuperation.
Through completing 2 modules every 3 months, by the end of year 1,
students will have studied 8 modules. In year 2, progressing at the same rate, students take the remaining 2 compulsory modules and 4 cycle 2 modules. The completion of these remaining modules takes 9 months. In the final 3 months students start (and can complete) the management project. Many students see the management project as a key part of the MBA experience, putting the skills they have learnt into practice. To facilitate this learning experience we allow students to register for the management project at a time that is convenient to them. Once a student has registered for the management project, Bradford will allow the student up to 12 months to complete the project.
Watch a short film outlining the structure of the Bradford School of Management MBA.
You can also watch a short film outlining the assessment methods used on the Bradford School of Management MBA.
The standard entry criteria for the 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 competences, 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
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Watch a 4 minute film about the experiences of Richard Marshall, a UK based Bradford Distance Learning MBA student.
Watch a short film outlining the opportunities for International and Onsite study when taking the Bradford School of Management MBA.
Find out more about gaining your UK university online MBA through distance learning by calling us on 0800 268 7737, emailing
or browsing details of the programme in our prospectus.