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Online MBA: career outlook

Land top positions with a Birmingham MBA


Top 10 online MBA in Europe1

Drawing on insights and expertise from our partnerships with leading international businesses, Birmingham Business School’s online MBA has been recently ranked 2nd in the world for its career services by the Financial Times (2024). It offers a gateway to several new career paths or perfect training for progression within your current company. Alumni are currently employed at top organisations such as Amazon, Citi Bank, Coca Cola, Deloitte, Estée Lauder, Shell and more.

This exposure to world-class teaching and research will inform your understanding and capacity to advance sustainable, responsible business strategies in an increasingly competitive global business market.

  • The University of Birmingham is ranked #4 in the UK for online learning2
  • Birmingham alumni are among the graduates most sought-after by UK employers3
  • Ranked 11th Online MBA in the EMEA region (QS 2024)1

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Compete for career advancement opportunities

As well as providing lifelong one-to-one MBA careers advice, we offer contemporary industry insights through online lectures from distinguished business leaders, and optional on-campus workshops including the Deloitte Consultancy Challenge and MBA Symposium. These unique learning experiences not only equip you with the necessary business knowledge, but they also challenge you to thrive.

Since the programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), you can be confident that employers will recognise your qualification as the gold standard certificate for business excellence.

Lucrative MBA career paths

Salary information $136,926/year This is the average salary of our Online MBA students three years after graduation (Financial Times 2024)4. This equates to an average annual salary of £108,380 per year (Mar. ’24).

Job titles of recent graduates include:

  • Director, partner or CEO
  • Managing director, vice president or executive director
  • Head of department
  • Chief financial officer or director of finance
  • Regional service manager or global lead
  • Business co-founder

Program outcomes and skills acquired

Skills you’ll gain

  • Analysis
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Culture building
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Negotiation
  • People management
  • Research

Career support

Your relationship with the University of Birmingham will continue long after your graduation. To make the most of your future career prospects, we will help you gain the skills, knowledge and attributes that employers are looking for.

One-to-one support

Access one-to-one careers advice and support via the University of Birmingham Careers Network for up to two years after you graduate.

Extensive network

Join an alumni network of over 300,000 students worldwide.

Entrepreneur assistance

Seek support via the B Start-up programme if you are an entrepreneur looking to start your own business

Online community

Connect with your peers and lecturers and keep our thriving online community alive.


  1. QS Top Universities (2024) QS Online MBA Rankings 2024: Europe, Middle East and Africa [online] Available at: [Accessed 14.04.2024]
  2. Beckett, Max. “Online Learning Index.” Uswitch. 2 Nov. 2022. Retrieved 22 Feb. 2023 from
  3. “The graduate market in 2024.” High Fliers Research Limited. Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024 from
  4. “Online MBA 2024.” Financial Times. Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024 from