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 Master of Business Administration

Master Programme

Master of Business Administration

Part Time

This part time MBA programme by University of Liverpool sets us apart from others as our Management School has received prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Designed for management professionals with substantive expertise, this course broadens your knowledge and sharpens your management skills in strategic thinking, evidence-based decision making and data analysis. These helps shape your career as a successful leader and drive you to succeed in contemporary business environments. 


You will learn to apply business theories and models to real-world, context-rich experience and situations. Studying alongside fellow high-calibre professionals, you are encouraged to reflect on your own experience and role and newly acquired knowledge to address business issues. You will also benefit from peer-to-peer learning through collaboration and discussion with fellow students from other cultures and industries. 


Core modules centre on the macro-economic environment that shapes your organisational decision making, strategic management and leadership. There are optional modules to explore your educational needs in the field of data and analytics or investigate the ethical perspective of business decision making. 


You will graduate with enhanced skills to develop your existing experience of business and management, to be confident in leading and managing others, and refine your ability as an innovative, socially responsible leader.


Other online master's programmes are also available: 

Programme Excellence

  • World-class accreditation: Our Management School is one of the world’s most elite business schools to have been triple accredited from AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK). This online MBA is ranked in the Top 10 online MBAs by the Financial Times (FT) in 2023
  • Develop skills to consider how a strategic approach to the use of data and analytics might enable smarter decisionmaking and generate competitive advantage
  • Learn from experts and leaders: A research-connected experience combining active learning and authentic assessment from the world’s leading academic experts
  • Career Catalyst: Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of future of work trends and key skills for the contemporary global workplace, e.g. CV writing, interview techniques
  • Join the Alumni network: after graduation, you can connect the alumni around the world by joining their global eNetworking platform, which allows you to network with other current students and graduates and share ‘insider’ information in various industries and sectors

Course Structure

This programme consists of the following core modules and two electives, in order to achieve the full accreditation, you are required to complete 180 credits.* 


Core modules
•    Developing as a Manager and Leader (10 credits)
•    International Business and the Global Economy (10 credits)
•    Managing Financial Resources (10 credits)
•    Digital Strategic Marketing (10 credits)
•    Managing Human Resources (10 credits)
•    Operations and Supply Chain Management (10 credits)
•    Strategic Advantage (10 credits)
•    Innovation and Entrepreneurship (10 credits)
•    Strategic Management Simulation (10 credits)
•    Management in Practice (10 credits)
•    MBA Project (60 credits)
•    Career Catalyst (zero credits)


2 Elective modules
•    Data Strategy and Analytics for Managers (10 credits) 
•    Project Management (10 credits) 
•    Corporate Citizenship (10 credits) 
•    Global Leadership (10 credits) 


Programme Start: 4 Jul 2024

Durations: 30 months^


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^The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability.

Learning and assessments

Teaching methods
You will take part in innovative online teaching methods and a range of interesting and thought-provoking exercises. Core information is developed by subject-leading experts in the field and closely aligned with both industry and academic best practice, underpinned by rigorous theoretical and practical topics, examples and cases. During the study journey, students will learn through interactive individual activities, case studies, group tasks and discussion boards; these will be primarily asynchronous, but opportunities for synchronous interaction will be provided. 


Assessment method
Students have a range of assessment opportunities in which to provide evidence of their learning. There are wider opportunities for students to develop essential learning and employability skills,
including teamwork, presentation skills, digital fluency, independent learning and written communication. To meet AMBA requirements, the programme has been designed to contain at least 120 synchronous hours
through seminars and group work activities.

Virtual learning environment (VLE)

Virtual learning environment (VLE) is at the centre of your online study experience. It is the platform where you can find your study timetable, view interactive lecturecasts, exchange knowledge with others in discussion forums, access resources and e-library and submit your assignments. You can learn on demand, study at any time, on any device, from anywhere with an internet connection. There is a study skills hub to help you improve and maintain your academic skills, from planning your assignments, understanding academic integrity and referencing, to using the online library and improving your time management.

Entry Requirement

•    A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution: or
•    Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply


All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5. If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Fee and Funding

Full tuition fee

£22,050 £18,742.50* (Jul intake)

£23,153 £19,680.05* (Oct intake)

*An Executive Scholarship of 15% is available for the remaining 2024 intake. (Jul & Oct 2024 intake)

Please note that the Executive Scholarship can only be used with the Up-Front Payment Discount. 

This fee^ is fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.  


Full payment discount
If you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront, you will receive a 5% discount.


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^All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process. Programme fees are reviewed annually. We reserve the right to increase programme fees in line with the RPI-X index.


As one of Europe’s leading provider of advanced programmes and part of its global vision to offer world-class higher education online, the University of Liverpool is the premium choice that brings to the forefront a wealth of flexible career-focused postgraduate programmes tailored for working professionals around the globe.


Solid and sustainable partnership
Offering online programmes since 2000, the University of Liverpool has forged a robust partnership with Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced provider in online higher education learning with a track record of success, to host postgraduate degree programmes. With this venture, the University and Kaplan are dedicated to offering the highest quality programmes and maintaining quality assurance through which students worldwide will benefit from the flexibility of online delivery.


A member of the Russell Group
Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is a member of the elite Russell Group of research-led universities in the UK and has been ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide. The broad range of online programmes on offer spans across professional disciplines from Management, Business, Computing, Psychology and Health, all with an international edge.


All-embracing support
Teaching is delivered through a state-of-the-art learning platform, allowing students full access to all resources, interactive study materials and a comprehensive eLibrary 24/7, from anywhere in the world. Students will also benefit from holistic academic support throughout the entire course from student advisers and subject tutors.


The original redbrick
All online degrees are awarded by the University of Liverpool with the same validity and credibility as an equivalent degree awarded to campus-students. Upon completion, online students will be invited to receive their degrees in a graduation ceremony at the University of Liverpool campus in the North West of England, and will join a global network of more than 219,000 alumni.