Business Administration, M.B.A.

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  • 30 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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The Oxford Brookes University Master of Business Administration is a flexible part-time programme. It is designed for experienced, globally-connected working professionals, giving you the confidence and inspiration to reveal your leadership potential and entrepreneurial flair.


Whether you choose to work online or during study visits on campus, you will be immersed in an environment that asks much of you and emphasises collaboration and openness.

Our collaborative and creative learning experience brings our MBA community to you wherever you are in the world. You’ll forge a wide range of professional contacts across different industries, institutions and geographies.

We’ll encourage you to connect with your peers and think creatively, solving problems and spotting opportunities for your own development, whatever the world throws at you.

With the option to study online and face-to-face on campus you have the flexibility to create an MBA that’s as individual as you are.

Why choose this course?

  • We are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and are ranked 7th in the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2015. We also work in partnership with the ACCA.
  • We offer exceptional flexibility, providing you with a world-class education in a format that suits your work and personal life. You choose between online study and study on campus so whatever the demands of your current career we help you to balance your workload and study at times to suit you.
  • Our diverse and experienced international MBA community provides impressive global networking opportunities. The diverse age range, different industries, varied professions and contrasting cultures means you access a wealth of experience during your MBA.
  • You will learn and interact with our MBA community by engaging both face-to-face and online, giving you invaluable experience of today's global business environment by working in virtual teams. Our virtual learning platform connects you with an MBA community world-wide, providing access to assignments, re- search and the latest business thinking.
  • The Oxford Brookes University Master of Business Administration offers one-to-one tutor support and the opportunities and challenges that will bring out your creative and entrepreneurial spirit, harnessing your ideas, dynamism and ambition and giving you the confidence to express your creativity.
  • With a focus on personal and professional development, the Oxford Brookes Global MBA is a life changing experience. Oxford Brookes Global MBA students and alumni go on to influence decisions at the highest levels of their organisations.


Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS (EFMD's programme accreditation)

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Critical Approaches to Business

On this module you will develop your knowledge of a range of research related approaches, methods and techniques appropriate to MBA study. You will be introduced to research methodology, and how research is written, circulated and evaluated. You will have the opportunity to explore and critique current research in business and management, while considering ethical and responsible business issues.

  • Personal and Professional Development

Designed to support you throughout your MBA, the Personal and Professional Development module helps you focus on your career and professional development throughout the programme. This important module starts at your induction and culminates with an assessment of your Summative Reflective Action Plan at the end of your programme. How you use your MBA, your progress and your future career are important elements within the Action Plan. This gives you a personal plan to guide you through your future working life.

  • Global Business Environment

On this module you will develop the tools required to analyse the wider business environment, industry structure and business dynamics. You will be introduced to, and encouraged to critically discuss, the concepts, models and techniques that you will use throughout the MBA programme.

  • Developing Leadership Capability

Effective leadership is seen by organisations across the globe as a key contributor to organisational success. This module will help you to appreciate the importance of good leadership. Exploring the challenges faced by leadership, you will look at maintaining sustainable and responsible management in an unpredictable environment while developing your own personal leadership capabilities.

  • Market and Supply Analysis

In order to succeed in senior management, you need a broad understanding of management processes, organisational needs, and the contribution of central business functions to success. On this Market and Supply Analysis module, you will develop your understanding of marketing, operations management and supply chain management. The market and supply are combined to create a rounded view of the organisation and you work in diverse groups to help emphasise the global nature of these processes.

  • Entrepreneurial Behaviours and Practices

We recognise that tomorrow's organisations require innovative managers and employees. Focusing on entrepreneurial understanding, attitudes and behaviours, this module will sharpen your ability to operate in the global marketplace. You will experience a rich mix of teaching and learning strategies. Sessions range from lectures and workshops to practical simulation, individual reflection, and spontaneous participant discussion.

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers

Accounting is a core element of any business, instrumental in planning and central to organisational strategy. As such these are important areas for a manager to understand and to be able to ask the right questions to those preparing the financial information. This module will help you develop a greater understanding of accounting, giving you a better foundation for reporting, analysing and decision making based on financial data.

  • Global Strategy and Innovation

We will look at the challenges facing executives when pursuing growth and innovation in a globalising business world. You will explore opportunity-identification, global strategies, corporate expansion and new ways to do business. We concentrate on the entrepreneurial spirit of the executive in a dynamic world environment.

  • MBA Project

For the MBA project you choose between a dissertation, individual consultancy project, group consultancy project or a new business start-up plan.

  • Individual Consultancy Project

For those students interested in developing their consultancy skills within business and management, we provide the opportunity to fully experience consultancy. Working from the project negotiation to the delivery of solutions, a consultancy report and presentation is created for the end of the module, reflecting, with your client, upon the achievements of the project.

  • Business Start-Up

Business Start-Up is for those who intend to start a new business venture in any sector or country. You pursue your own business objectives and create a robust business plan, looking at how to obtain these goals. An initial business pitch is given and then you are finally assessed by a panel of academic and practitioner experts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • a minimum of three years' relevant managerial or professional experience
  • a good degree (or GPA equivalent) or relevant postgraduate/post-experience qualification from a recognised institution, or a professional qualification from an approved and recognised body which is equivalent to a degree;
  • two written references (normally one academic).

Alternatively it is possible to enter the MBA programme without a degree on the basis of a minimum of seven years' relevant managerial or professional experience.

English language requirements

If your first or main language is not English, you must show the university that your level of English is good enough to study at MBA level.

  • In addition to the standard entry qualifications, you must have a British Council IELTS qualification (or equivalent); normally 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing.

We can advise you on other acceptable alternatives.

If you need to improve your English language skills to meet the entry requirements of the MBA, you can join our pre-sessional courses including a Summer School at our International Centre.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7425 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7425 GBP/year
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  • Home / EU open learning fee: £7,425 or £5,300 for an ACCA member
  • International open learning fee: £7,425 or £5,300 for an ACCA member
  • Where open learning fees are quoted the same fee will apply in year 2 of study.


Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students
  • Postgraduate support scheme 2015
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships
  • Santander Scholarships
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2015
  • Alumnus, Friends and Family Discount Schemes
  • Bursaries from External Organisations 2014-15
  • University Research Studentships
  • Public funding

Funding options for postgraduate international students

Oxford Brookes offers a range of scholarships to international postgraduate students who pay international fees.
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships 2016
  • Santander Scholarships 2016
  • Alumnus Discount Scheme
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • Pre-master's Academic Excellence Scholarships (for master's students beginning Sep 2016)
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2016
  • British Council GREAT Britain Scholarship India 2015 - 16
  • Family Discount
  • Visa Discount
  • Funding for Research Degrees
  • Gaza Scholarship Scheme 2016

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