Boost your management skills and earning potential with one of the most highly valued qualifications in the world today. In just two years you could be graduating with a globally recognised MBA degree and a wealth of new career opportunities, from leadership roles, to entrepreneurial ventures, to complete changes in business sector.
The MBA is one of the most prestigious qualifications in the business world, recognised internationally.
This 100% online programme is designed to enhance existing skillsets and grow the careers of business and management professionals across the globe.
The programme provides a broad and challenging syllabus, covering a range of topics to help you develop leadership skills, with units including: Operations Management, Strategic Marketing, and Leading, Managing and Developing People.
You’ll be given all the tools you need to study business online, including live online seminars and a virtual learning environment that encourages collaborative working with your peers.
Our MBA course is designed to work around your life and commitments. It can be completed within two years at a pace that suits you, with a recommended study week of up to 15 hours.
There are three intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, May and September.
Typical units of study may include*:
You will also have the opportunity to take one optional unit* (worth 15 credits) which could include:
As part of the course, you will also complete a dissertation. This is a chance to demonstrate the skills and know-how you’ve acquired throughout the course. Through the project, you will be able to draw on the different strands of learning you’ve been taught so far, and will be able to tailor your dissertation to a ‘real world’ project. Plus, you’ll be given the opportunity to get some hands-on experience by engaging in a real project from your workplace.
The dissertation research project can be an enterprise project, business consultancy or an empirical dissertation. You will use thorough research methods to produce a substantial piece of work of approximately 15,000 words, which will address a business issue of your choice.
*These units and their timing are subject to change.
Your programme leads are:
Dr. Sara Ward, MBA & Executive Programmes Director
Sara has been teaching at the Manchester Metropolitan Business School since 2008. During that time, she has led the launch of several specialist programmes including the Master of Sport Directorship in 2015 and the new 100% online flagship MBA programmes in 2017.
Alongside being instrumental in the recent transformation of the Business School’s MBA programmes, Sara is particularly passionate about sports governance, diversity in sport boardrooms and governance reform in the industry.
Dr Iain Reid, Reader in Operations Management & Programme Leader for Global Online MBA programmes
Iain joined Manchester Metropolitan’s Business School from the University of Huddersfield, where he was the acting subject group head for Operations Management and programme leader for the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management. He was also the Director of the Northern Productivity Hub, a centre that supported local businesses on building operational resilience and agility, creating new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships for the school.
During his academic career, Iain has undertaken research collaborations with universities across the world, including the University of Baltimore (USA), University of Bradford (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), University of Palemo (Italy) and University of Athabasca (Canada). His research focuses on Professional Service Operations Management, specifically mass customisation and service modularity in the context of Legal Services and Knowledge Transfer. His work has been published in peer review journals, including the International Journal of Production Research, Educational Technology Research and Development and the Journal of Quality Engineering and Reliability.
Prior to joining academia, Iain worked in the manufacturing sector, specifically oil and gas and machine tools. He later joined the University of Liverpool’s Agility Centre as a Senior Projects Manager and worked on EU funded ERDF project, implementing operational agility and supply chain optimisation with local SMEs. Iain also held faculty positions at the University’s Management School and was the Director of Studies for their MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Online).
He is also the Track Chair for the sessions on Sports and Operations Management for the Production Operations Management Society in the US.
To sign-up to the course, you’ll need the following:
English language requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants if required.
Unit fee: £1,200*
Programme fee: £14,400
We offer a subsidised fee to students from certain countries:
Unit fee: £1,033*
Programme fee: £12,400
Click here to see the full list of eligible countries.
*Fee based on 15 credits per unit
For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
The course is delivered by our double accredited global Business School
“I am undertaking a Global Online MBA because I always try to push my boundaries, push my limits and really improve myself. I believe without challenges, we stay stagnated and I believe that this degree will be one of the greatest challenges of my educational and professional life.”
“I chose to study with Global Online because the MBA is delivered entirely online. Being in a full-time job makes it difficult to find the time to take up additional learning. I was on the lookout for an MBA that would suit my time and needs for many years, and found the one offered by Manchester Metropolitan University better than that offered by any other university.”
“If you are a hectic salesman, as I am, learning online is a good way to achieve your goals. You can access the Manchester Metropolitan platform 24/7, which means you can use it whenever you need it. The relationship with our Student Success Advisor and tutors is also really close, allowing me to achieve an in-depth understanding of the topic I am studying.”