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Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy - Distance Learning MBA

Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy - Distance Learning MBA

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Management Of Change & Innovation Enterprises

Course type


Course Summary

This new economic model aims to: use resources and energy more effectively, reuse products and materials and deliver increased profit for organisations. As a student you’ll have a unique degree and first-mover advantage, opening up a range of new career opportunities. You’ll learn the core aspects of a traditional MBA programme, augmented by in-depth study of this contemporary economic model – equipping you with the skills you need to tackle the business, social and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. The curriculum has been developed in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. You’ll study topics including: regenerative product design, new business models, reverse logistics, materials, resources, energy and competitiveness, operations, marketing and strategic management. The programme is studied part time through distance learning, using a combination of self-study, online teaching and group discussions. This flexibility means you can fit your learning around your work and home commitments, and complete the MBA at a pace to suit you in anything from two to six years.

Careers: During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law 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. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


4 years

Start date



The Management Project constitutes an ordered, critical exposition of problem-based learning, affording evidence of reasoning power and knowledge by contextualising primary and/or secondary data and positioning this within relevant literature. The process is fundamentally participant-orientated and will provide a degree of autonomy, independence and self-direction in learning. Participants strengthen their expertise and skills acquired during the taught stages of the MBA programme by contextualising generic managerial theory to an organisation-specific challenge.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview. Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.