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Online Master of Business Administration

Online Master of Business Administration

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Distance without attendance


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary

An MBA is the most coveted and internationally recognised postgraduate management degree in the world. It is widely recognised as a passport to a successful management career, enabling experienced managers to take on a more senior, strategic position. If you’re currently working in senior management, it will further empower you to gain the in-depth, strategic knowledge you’ll need to climb even higher.

Rich in real-world experiences and international perspectives, our Online MBA is innovative and rigorous. It will challenge you to strengthen your management knowledge, understanding of global business models and knowledge of contemporary issues and frameworks. You'll examine the wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations and empower yourself to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level. Delivered entirely online, it provides you with everything you need to make a significant impact in the world of global business.

Why study for an Online MBA degree?

By choosing this degree, you’ll acquire the knowledge needed to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering your organisation and achieving its objectives. The course will also allow you to strengthen your management knowledge, understanding of global business models, and knowledge of contemporary issues and frameworks.

The Online MBA's format provides numerous ways to interact with the curriculum via video lectures, real-life case studies and interactive assignments, where you will have the opportunity to engage with classmates and faculty, and to collaborate on projects. It's the same high quality we offer in our campus course—but in a more convenient and flexible format for busy working professionals.

You'll also gain a competitive edge as you join a truly international cohort of learners, forging worldwide connections as you learn. With 78 countries represented on our online courses and nearly 65% of our current MBA students coming from outside of the United Kingdom, you’ll be sure to be exposed to a wealth of global business perspectives and experiences.

How you’re taught

Students will complete 500 hours of distance learning using a virtual learning environment.

The Online MBA teaching team use a wide range of methods to deliver and support you as you achieve your desired learning outcomes. These include multimedia content, online exercises, case analysis, online facilitated discussions forms and wikis, and experiential / action learning through simulations or in-company live business consultancies and projects.

You are expected to be inquisitive and undertake independent study relevant for a postgraduate student. You will have access to a range of materials such as eBooks, journals, electronic databases and internet links to useful sources of research.

The Online MBA course provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to interact with the curriculum, including:

  • video lectures
  • real-life case studies
  • interactive assignments
  • social interaction
  • digital tools and resources
  • interactive academic support.

Students are also allocated a personal mentor that they will be able to meet via online video teleconference on 4 separate occasions throughout the year.

The key areas of discussion/development in these meetings revolve around:

  • building self-awareness
  • understanding learning styles
  • reflective practices
  • personal development planning.


Modules will be assessed in a number of ways, including written assignments which may take the form of essays, reports or case study analysis, presentations submitted via video or narrated PowerPoint.


The Business Research Project is a compulsory component of the Online MBA course, the purpose of which is to equip students with a theoretical grounding in research methods and its practical application. It will take the form of an academic research paper or applied business research report and students will be challenged to critically reflect, develop, implement, and analyse business research methods appropriate to any business environment.

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Entry requirements

You will need: a first degree (normally 2.1) or an equivalent professional or academic qualification; a period of professional work experience incorporating operational responsibilities – three years minimum, preferably five; academic or vocational references.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more