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Master of Business Administration MBA, PGCert, by distance learning

Master of Business Administration MBA, PGCert, by distance learning

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Study mode

Part time


2.5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Course description

With the Leicester Global MBA you learn from a pioneer in global executive education with a strong international reputation.

When you take the Leicester Global MBA, you will be able to combine online and face-to-face learning to suit your needs. Our online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the annual Leicester Masterclass and our regular residential workshops held at our Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best practised face-to-face - giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences. Our Global Centres are located in the UK, Southern Europe, the Middle East, and East and West Africa so you can stay close to home or travel the world to broaden your horizons.

The Leicester Global MBA programme offers a great return on investment because you can continue to work while you are gaining a valuable qualification. By studying whilst you work, you, your team, and your company immediately benefit from your newly gained knowledge and skills. Not only this, but your Leicester Global MBA Project gives you an opportunity to further your prospects by conducting a live consultancy style study in your company, exploring an industry of your choice or preparing a business plan for your next start-up.

As you progress through the programme you will compile a Learning and Professional Development Portfolio - a record of your learning, reflection, attainment of skills and engagement in career development. This portfolio will help you evidence your professional competencies to current and future employers.


The Leicester Global MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and offers a dual award from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of the Leicester Global MBA you will be awarded CMI’s Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Management and Leadership Practice (subject to moderation). In addition, upon completion of the qualification, you will also be awarded CMI’s Foundation Chartered Manager status.

Careers and employability

We recognise that career development is a major factor in your decision to embark on an MBA programme. With the Leicester Global MBA you will have extensive career support from the start and after you graduate. As soon as you register on the programme, you get access to our Career Development Manager and a suite of Professional Development Resources.

The Leicester Global MBA careers support is comprehensive and designed to support your personal and professional development so that you have positive business impact. The structured support will help you build a clearer picture of options and ensures you can confidently articulate your capabilities.

Key themes in our careers support are:

  • Leadership
  • Business immersion
  • Networking
  • Coaching
  • Professional skills development


This module enables you to explore a management issue in practice and make critically informed recommendations based on the theories, concepts and frameworks that have been learnt throughout the MBA. You'll become an independent and reflective researcher, able to assess your own personal skills and research abilities. There is a choice between a traditional dissertation, an in-company project, business research or a business-start up plan, depending on your strengths and career ambitions. The MBA project is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full time: £16,825 (total course fee). It is a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full time: £16,825 (total course fee). It is a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following academic or professional qualifications: First or second class honours degree from a UK university, or Equivalent degree from a non-UK university or academic institution, or Postgraduate degree or diploma from a recognised institution, or Equivalent graduate level professional qualification, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Certified Accountant qualification or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification. You will also need a minimum of three years' appropriate and relevant postgraduate work experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role).

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more