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Study with the School of Management

Where change happens

Studying with us means learning from academic and industry experts who are shaping the future of their sectors. All of our courses are specifically designed, with our industry partners and advisors, to meet current business needs. You’ll be learning in world-class facilities like the Bloomberg Trading Room and in a culture which has a second-to-none focus on employability. 

You can study world-class degrees from Undergraduate level, Masters, MBA, both Executive and Distance Learning (DL) through to Research degrees here at Bradford in a wide range of programmes all of which are tailored to prepare you for an ever evolving and increasingly digital business world, in which both theoretical and practical skills are highly necessary.

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Our Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes equip managers with the strategic, interpersonal, and financial skills needed to progress and perform at senior levels. We blend theory with practice so that from the outset you can apply the knowledge and skills you gain to your career.   

Our MBA courses are structured so that in the first year you develop a core of management knowledge which then enables you to focus on particular areas of interest to you via elective modules in the second year of study. It culminates in the Management Project which is an in-depth investigation into a practical management issue of your choice.

Find out more about our MBA

Katharina Bach, MBA Distance Learning Student at Graduation

Katharina Bach (MBA Distance Learning Graduate)


Our Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education. The new Executive DBA is as academically rigorous as a PhD, but is specifically designed for executives, professionals and senior managers. It is a course that combines the best of academic knowledge with the best of practitioner knowledge in order to push forward the boundaries of understanding contemporary and rapidly transforming business and management challenges. 

The Executive DBA provides advanced research methods training through a suite of four specifically designed taught modules. These modules are delivered by leading scholars to equip students to undertake independent empirical research on contemporary business/management challenges and to develop new knowledge and understanding.  Students are be supervised by leading research-active academics who regularly publish in international journals and present at prestigious conferences. 

Read Dr Majed's Profile about studying the DBA.

Majed Yaghi, Senior Global Director at Coca-Cola, DBA 2020 Graduate

Dr.Majed Yaghi (DBA Graduate and Senior Global Director at Coca-Cola)

The DBA will allow me to be able to give back to communities if I decide to teach in underdeveloped countries, not for the purpose of making money but for my passion of passing on knowledge.

Dr Majed Yaghi (DBA Graduate)


At the School of Management, you’ll conduct research under the guidance of our international, experienced, and highly committed Faculty. In addition, you will have opportunities to take part in a range of research training pathways and engage in teaching related activities. 

A Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest level degree you can do and is recognised and respected around the world. Our PhD programme offers full-time and part-time research opportunities in a range of subject areas. We promote interdisciplinary research and we work together in themed research centres.  As a postgraduate researcher, you will be an integral part of our research community. You will be supported on your journey by your supervisors, the programme office and the research centre you are affiliated with.

Find our more by reading Olushola's Student Profile.

Olushola Adeborode Kolawole PhD Operations and Information Management

Olushola Adeborode Kolawole (PhD Operations and Information Management)


Career Booster

Our Career Booster Programme is a distinctive and uniquely valuable resource available to all of our graduates throughout their time with us.  An annual, week-long series of more than 60 workshops, masterclasses, webinars, presentations, lectures or panel sessions.  These are all free to attend and aim to boost our students;

  • Academic skills
  • Employability skills
  • Career options
  • Enterprise skills
  • Networking skills

Delivered by sector experts, our industry partners, guest speakers and alumni the programme covers so much from Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies to hands on experience of Psychometric Tests.  Career Booster is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ opportunity to get ahead.

Find out more about the Career Booster Programme.

Business Connections

With over 50 years of experience of collaborating with businesses and organisations, we have developed a wealth of initiatives which connect you with employers in the private and public sector.  Engaging in these initiatives provides you with the real-world project experience, knowledge and connections that can really increase your employability by providing you with the skills employers are looking for.

  • Work on business challenges
  • Work as an intern
  • Work on a placement
  • Join our Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
  • Connect with our Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Connect with our Community Fellows

Find out more about how we work with Business & Community.

International Summer School

Each year we are proud to host our annual International Masters Summer School (IMSS). The programme brings Masters-level students from our own, as well as partner and collaborative partner institutions, principally from across Europe and the Middle East/Gulf countries. Each year the programme for the Summer School is themed around emergent challenges and issues.

In the past IMSS has been themed around social justice and climate change (2022) and Sustainability (2023)

Lecturer making presentation at International Summer School


Your relationship with Bradford doesn’t end at graduation as you join a community of more than 140,000 alumni spanning over 170 countries. Bradford alumni can access a range of services and opportunities to stay connected with the University and with one another. There are also many ways for Bradford alumni to get involved through volunteering to promote the University, inspire current students, and support our research and development projects.

Find out more about our alumni