MBA Distance Learning

MBA


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The programme enabled me to study whilst continuing a busy full time job. It is flexible and supports students wanting to work around a career and family commitments, in a way that other MBA courses may not. It provides a comprehensive range of core and elective modules, and the ‘triple accreditation’ gives the course a quality seal of approval. The Distance Learning MBA utilises the latest technologies and enables international collaboration that is very reflective of today’s modern work environment. John Drabble, Distance Learning MBA (Distinction), Financial Services Industry

Entry requirements

If you'd like a quick view on your suitability and eligibility for The Bradford MBA before you complete a full application, simply send us your CV and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please email it to bradfordadmissions@arden.ac.uk

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Work experience

Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic and professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally at least eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

Numeracy and literacy competencies

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and you may be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent (The Bradford Test).

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTSTOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL:
    • For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

All activities are digitally enabled. This includes access to materials, text book(s) and discussion boards. This is complemented by synchronous online tutorials with tutor(s).

Assessment is mainly by a 4,000 word assignment for the core, and a 2,000 word assignment for the electives. The Management Project is 15,000 words. Additionally there are formative assignments and Multiple-Choice Questionnaires that help develop your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, without contributing a mark towards your final mark.

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Study abroad

You may decide that you want to accelerate your studies, learn about a particular subject area, study alongside other University of Bradford School of Management students or simply broaden your horizons and spend some time studying overseas. You can do this by undertaking up to 3 block modules (i.e. 3-5 days of intensive study) at no extra cost (other than travel, accommodation and subsistence) at the School of Management or at our partner institution in Dubai.

University of Bradford School of Management (UK)

From May to June each year a series of elective block modules are taught at the School of Management in Bradford. Circular Economy students are welcome to attend these blocks having the opportunity to: "study business in your own little village and gaze out on stunning views stretching to the Yorkshire Dales and Haworth, the Bronte home"  (The Independent Newspaper, A-Z of Business Schools). A typical class size for a block elective is around 20-30 students. With all of the students coming from varying backgrounds attendance at these block sessions gives you a real opportunity to learn not only from some world renowned academics but also from your classmates.

University of Bradford School of Management (Dubai)

Our Dubai MBA programme has now been running for more than a decade. Circular Economy students can attend elective blocks at our study centre in Dubai's Knowledge Village. These block modules run over a three-day period. Please note that access to these modules is subject to availability.

Study support

All the material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides, audio and video.

In addition to the face-to-face teaching four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will normally be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.

Additionally we have an Effective Learning Service that will assist you in areas such as critical thinking and referencing.

Research

The material is research-led with contemporary material for current managerial and business issues. The rationale for the redesigned MBA is that it maps on to the four research centres of the School of Management.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.