Where you reach the next level
Our highly regarded and well established MBA is aimed at ambitious managers who are ready to transition to the next level in their career journey. Our refreshed MBA has been designed, together with our international industry advisors, to meet the priority contemporary business needs.
Our MBA equips you with the essential leadership, business and management skills you need in order to excel in an increasingly competitive and diverse business environment.
Why study your MBA with us?
First launched in 1974, our MBA is highly recognised and respected across all industry sectors and around the world and is also high ranking.
Ranked #1 in the World for value for money*
Ranked #2 in the UK for salary increase (34%)
Ranked #3 in the UK for Distance Learning MBA
Ranked #4 in the World for Career Progression
Ranked #10 in the World for Distance Learning MBA**
The feedback from past students, the high regard that the Financial Times held Bradford in, the blend of modules, the focus on the digital business world, plus the obvious return on investment made Bradford my first choice. Alan Godfrey DL MBA, Head of Manpower and Sponsorship for AEI Saudi
More about our MBA
Our MBA programme provides you 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 course is 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.
The World’s First Circular Economy MBA
Our Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA is a completely unique degree which gives you first-mover advantage in a rapidly growing new career area. You’ll learn the core aspects of a traditional MBA programme, augmented by in-depth study of this contemporary economic model – equipping you with the skills you need to tackle the business, social and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century.
The curriculum has been developed in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and you’ll study topics including:
- Regenerative product design
- New business models
- Reverse logistics
- Materials, resources, energy and competitiveness
- Operations, marketing and strategic management
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "triple-crown". Our School of Management is the only institution in Yorkshire to have its MBA courses endorsed by the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the NHS Master's in Business Administration (MBA) programme for NHS senior managers.
You can study on campus here at Bradford, in Dubai or by distance learning from anywhere in the world. If you need to combine your study with work or home commitments, you could extend your studies over two to six years with our part-time or distance learning MBA.
You'll be joining an extensive network of current MBA students and alumni. Our network provides you with access to online learning, careers and support services whilst you study so wherever you are in the world you will always feel connected and supported.
Being part of our MBA network means you say connected once you graduate. We have got an amazing alumni network of prestigous MBA contacts and with hubs around the world you're never far from a valuable regional connection. We’ve just launched our new Global + MBA Masterclass programme. There are so many ways to keep your skills and knowledge up to date and to keep you networked to our global MBA alumni.
Find out more about our alumni network
The flexibility of the course allowed me to balance study with work and family life. I've got a big family, demanding job commitments, and I also like to travel, but I found that I didn't need to compromise any of that Muzibul Islam, MBA Distance Learning
MBA+ Global Updates
Free Online Masterclasses for MBA Alumni
We are delighted to introduce MBA+ Global Updates, a new series of free MBA masterclass webinars led by leading academics within our international faculty. The masterlasses provide some insights and updates on different topics linked to modules currently running as part of the distance learning MBA.
These masterclasses are an opportunity for our MBA community to refresh and update their knowledge as well as connect with the Bradford MBA global alumni community.