Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Bradford

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Arden University have been working in partnership with the University of Bradford for over 15 years, enrolling talented and career-driven professionals onto the Bradford Distance Learning MBA.

This MBA is studied online and awarded by the Bradford University School of Management, one of an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditation of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. As well as the institution’s ‘Triple Crown’, the Bradford Distance Learning MBA has reached prime positions in various aspects of the Financial Times Distance Learning MBA 2018 rankings:

- 3rd in the UK and 14th worldwide overall
- 1st in the world for value for money
- 1st in the UK for salary increase
- 5th in the world for career progress

If you are seeking a challenging learning experience within a highly supportive environment, and a business qualification that will be recognised throughout the world, you need look no further than the Bradford MBA. It offers a unique combination of business-orientated skills development and rigorous teaching of evidence based management research. 

With weekly online discussions, face-to-face online tutorial sessions and online social space, ‘the Atrium’, the programme delivers a high-quality online learning experience with the flexibility to help you increase your potential without putting your career on hold.

This course is typically completed within two to six years.

Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. 

Further to this while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford University and at its partner institution in Dubai (subject to availability).

See what Bradford MBA students have to say:

Studying the MBA

Distance learning students usually study 2 modules every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units (8 learning units and 1 revision unit). Students are expected to work through 1 unit per module per week. This format ensures that students have a number of weeks at the end of the module for examination revision (if the module is assessed by an exam) assignment work and general recuperation.

Through completing 2 modules every 3 months, by the end of year 1, students will have studied 8 modules. In year 2, progressing at the same rate, students take the remaining 2 compulsory modules and 4 Cycle Two modules. The completion of these remaining modules takes 9 months. In the final 3 months students start (and can complete) the management project. Many students see the management project as a key part of the MBA experience, putting the skills they have learnt into practice. To facilitate this learning experience we allow students to register for the management project at a time that is convenient to them. Once a student has registered for the management project, Bradford will allow the student up to 12 months to complete the project.

Duration of Programme

The Bradford University School of Management distance learning MBA allows students to vary the speed of their progression through the programme to suit their own individual needs. As such, you can choose to take just one module in a quarter or defer your studies altogether, for a short period of time. As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years. On average students take 3 years to complete the programme.

Entry Requirements
First degree from an approved university, or an acceptable professional qualification.

Usual entry requirement is UK undergraduate honours degree minimum 2:2; European degree gross percentile average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 6.5 out of 10, or overall average of 70 from 100%.

At least three years’ relevant postgraduate work experience.

Proficiency in English - a 6.5 score on IELTS test of English, 580 in written TOEFL or 240 in computer-based TOEFL needed from non-native speakers. Applicants using the Internet-based TOEFL test are required to obtain a score of 94 or better.

Alternatively, applicants may be invited to undertake either a telephone interview or the Bradford Test to assist evaluation of the application.

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