Distance learning MBA

The Financial Times ranks us as the UK's top distance learning MBA provider, 2nd in the world.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in delivering excellence in distance learning, our part-time study over three years offers you the opportunity to balance your study alongside your working life. We offer two intakes a year.

  • Relevant
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible

Our course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Everything you need

Continuing to work while you study also means you can apply the theories to your day-to-day work and reflect upon the practicalities of the real world; it makes theory accessible and relevant.

We enable you to study broadly in your own time, in your own way, while offering you some structure as well as tutor support and peer interaction.

We offer you a sociable environment in which to raise problems, clarify ideas, and discuss issues. There are face-to-face group work opportunities during modules, and there are also very valuable group work skills to be gained through using our online classroom, wbsLive, which allows you to meet up with fellow students online and work in real time.

Our part-time study modes are interchangeable to enable you to factor in other responsibilities, like your family and workplace commitments. Switch between distance learning and the Executive MBA with its block release format.

Study your way

We recommend three years to complete the study programme part-time. Making time for study, work, family, and friends is not easy, but life is for living. People like you want to fit a lot in, and we want your studies with us to be an enjoyable time of your life. So use our flexibility.

Mix study modes
As a DLMBA student you will study one module by 5-day face-to-face format. You can choose from a selection of 5-day modules offered exclusively to DLMBA students or, when it comes to electives and subject to the availability of places, you can choose from a range of 30+ elective modules.

Speed up
It is possible to complete the course in 2.5 years by taking more of your modules by face-to-face format and/or completing your dissertation in 6 months rather than 12.  

Slow down
We know that circumstances sometimes change; weddings, babies, or promotion can knock you off-track. Sometimes taking longer to complete your studies might be the best way to get what you want in the long term and we’re here to help you achieve your aims. You’ll find we’re always ready to listen and help you find a way through.



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