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Online MBA: admissions requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Online MBA, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

Given the nature of this programme, we also require that applicants have at least 3 years (minimum) of relevant management experience that they can display as part of their application.

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria, we will accept applications with a second- or third-class degree, or equivalent qualification from a UK university or recognised institution with evidence of at least 5-7 years of relevant management experience too.

Looking to learn whether you meet our entry criteria?

Email your degree certificate (or equivalent) to us. A member of the online admissions team will provide feedback within 48 hours.

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Application checklist:

Certificate/transcriptsBachelors Certificate or transcript (or equivalent): In order to assess your academic eligibility you must upload a copy of your Bachelors or alternative qualification certificate or transcript stating the final overall grade of the qualification.
Completed applicationYou first need to complete an application form online, adding your CV, statement of purpose and any other supporting documents.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or résuméSupply an up-to-date CV demonstrating your academic and work experience, plus any other skills that may support your application. This will help us to ensure you have the right experience for the programme.
ReferenceOne reference dependant on entry mode: your reference can be either be uploaded to your application by your referee or email directly to your Student Recruitment Coordinator.

Depending on your eligibility, this may not be required, please speak to us for more details.
Evidence of language (if applicable)If English is not your first language, you will need to also supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept up to date Academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.
Statement of purpose (Optional)This is your opportunity to draw attention to your skills, experience and goals, and to explain why you wish to apply for this programme.

This may not be a mandatory step for your programme, so please consult your Student Recruitment Coordinator for more detail.

If you have a question about your application for the Online MBA, contact us using the details below and we would be happy to help. We’re ready to answer any questions you have and are available to provide guidance, advice and honest feedback.

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Transfer credits

Transfer credits are not accepted for this programme.

Key deadlines

  • We have multiple intakes per year.
  • Complete taught studies in two years, plus six months for your dissertation
  • Applications close approximately one month before your intended start date