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Business Administration (Distance learning) - MBA

Ranked 1st in the world by the Financial Times online MBA ranking 2018 and 2nd in the world by QS/Top MBA online ranking 2017, our Distance learning MBA combines inspirational teaching with flexible online learning. If you’re looking for a way to accelerate your career, increase your business knowledge and leadership skills and maximise your board level awareness without stepping out of work, our part-time course could be your next step.

Teaching primarily takes place via our excellent online learning environment my.wbs, which houses our teaching materials, interactive spaces and our online classroom: wbsLive.

Core Modules:

  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Advantage
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Innovations and Creativity in Organisations
  • Leadership
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Economics of the Business Environment
  • Research Portfolio and Dissertation

To view this courses modules in greater detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

This course has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. As a research-led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current. For the optional modules available on this course please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Teaching primarily takes place via our excellent online learning environment my.wbs, which houses our teaching materials, interactive spaces and our online classroom: wbsLive. Easy to use, my.wbs enables interaction in lectures, discussions and syndicate groups. It also allows you to test yourself, to access lessons and lecture recordings, submit assignments and to connect with other students and academics.

Face-to-face interaction is an essential element of our course so you will join us on campus for two Warwick Weeks during the course. These intensive face-to-face periods of study will embed your learning, enrich your studies and allow you to grow your network. In addition to the Warwick Week attendance, included in your tuition fee is one optional face-to-face module.

Contact Hours:

This course is taught online, with 2 weeks face-to-face teaching in the first year.


Module assessment is a mix of individual assignments, exams, group work and class tests.

Your consultancy project and dissertation will allow you to apply what you have learned to a real management issue, usually from your own organisation. It will enable you to demonstrate that you can explore a business issue thoroughly from multiple perspectives and make practical recommendations based on the theories, concepts, frameworks and tools that you have learnt during the course.

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There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.


Essential information

Course Code



Part-time: 2-4 years

Start Date

Warwick: Intakes in January and June

London: Intakes in June

Entry Requirements

You must have at least four years’ postgraduate managerial work experience. We are seeking
evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities.

You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study

Warwick Business School

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

Warwick January 2019 intake:
Year 1 £15,300 / Year 2 £15,910 - Total £31,210
Warwick June 2019 intake:
Year 1 £15,910 / Year 2 £16,550 - Total £32,460
London June 2019 intake:
Year 1 £17,800 / Year 2 £18,510 - Total £36,310


Warwick Business School has a number of scholarships of up to 25% available for participants on the Distance learning MBA. Find out more here for the Warwick format.
Find out more here for the London format.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.