menu icon
Master of Business Administration (CMI)

Master of Business Administration (CMI)

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Course Essentials:

Designed for practising managers looking to take a step upwards to a more strategic role, this online Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Arden University's School of Business and Management provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking to deliver strategy and change within modern businesses.

Delivered exclusively online, through our Distance Learning programme this masters course can be studied at a time and place to suit you and has the added value of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation.

CMI Membership:

The CMI promotes excellence in UK management and leadership and this course is your pathway to success.

While studying your MBA with Arden you’ll have FREE CMI membership throughout your course, giving you access to a range of additional resources


Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day-to-day role.

A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.

To support your development, we will provide you with academic support online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

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. Alternatively, if you wish to continue with your academic development, you may decide to undertake a PhD.

What will I achieve when you completing my MBA?

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.

Different course options

Study mode



5 years

Start date



Personal & Business Transformation
Ethical Leadership
Managing within a Competitive Environment
Leading Transitions
Implementing Strategy
Sustaining the Business
Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee differs for various Nationalities.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent. 2 years suitable work experience.

University information

Arden University has supported more than 50,000 students over 26 years and are the experts in flexible learning. The university offers a range of Master’s and MBAs that can be studied flexibly by Online Distance Learning, meaning that you can access your modules at a pace that is convenient for you. Need a little more structure? If you’re a UK resident, you can opt for their Blended Learning study mode, where you’ll study a full-time...more