Distance learning MBA (London)

Study for the number one ranked Distance learning MBA in the world at The Shard*. 

Looking to accelerate your career, increase your business knowledge and leadership skills and maximise your board level awareness without stepping out of work? Our part-time programme has been carefully designed for those wanting to study an MBA at a world-leading business school but are limited in the amount of time they can take away from their jobs.

Why WBS?

Warwick MBA students come to study with us from all over the world, and are shaped by the values of our institution: Curiosity, Restlessness, Openness and Excellence. Our unique core values provide a challenging and innovative learning culture that prepares our students for success in their future careers. 

What makes the Distance learning MBA different?

While the Distance learning MBA is studied primarily in our bespoke online learning environment, the course is distinguished by offering two seven day ‘Warwick Weeks’ at WBS London, The Shard. During your week you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow participants, discuss case studies, attend careers and study skills sessions, and enjoy lectures and thought provoking discussions with faculty and your cohort. 

International perspectives

As part of the Warwick Business School (WBS) community, you will be joining a diverse network of Change Makers, made up of more than 53,000 alumni from 164 countries. You will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with fellow graduates online, and at networking events. In addition to the two residential weeks, you can study up to two of your elective modules face-to-face (one face-to-face module is included in your tuition fee) either on campus at Warwick Business School, or at WBS London, and you may have the opportunity choose to study in cities such Dubai, New York and Singapore.**

Challenging business insights with real world application

Entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, we break new ground with our global business insights and empower our students to make a difference in business and the wider world. We do this by constantly challenging ourselves to take teaching and learning beyond the classroom by bringing in leading experts as Professors of Practice and as visiting lecturers. It is this real world knowledge married with our outstanding interdisciplinary, global research that enables us to build links with international organisations like Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon and Deloitte.

Inspiring speakers

We regularly invite guest speakers to Warwick Business School and our base at The Shard, London. Our speakers come from a range of sectors and industries, such as Co-Head of Strategy practice and Partner at Bain & Co, Chris Zook; Vice-president of Aston Martin, Michael Kerr; CEO of Barclays Ireland, Kevin Wall; Managing Director of CITI, Zoe Wimborne and Deputy Strategic Partnership Officer at NASA, Steven Gonzalez.

You can also join our professional networks which regularly host business leaders. Our distinguished practitioner seminars provide exclusive insights from some of the most influential leaders in the UK, such as Alex Aiken, Executive Director for Government Communications. You will be sent invitations to these events and if you are able to attend, this is a great opportunity to gain more insight into the business world and network with the WBS community.

To ensure our programme content is up to date and relevant to the workplace, we have made changes to the Distance Learning MBA May 2022 programme.

*Ranked in the Financial Times' Online MBA Ranking 2021

**Please note that module availability may vary year-to-year depending on student demand and scheduling constraints and that places are limited and therefore not guaranteed.


World-leading, practical teaching

Our Distance learning MBA has been running for over 30 years. This has enabled us to refine our offering resulting in WBS becoming the market leader for online MBAs in the UK.


Our online learning environment my.wbs enables you to engage in lectures in real time, test your knowledge, watch archived sessions, access teaching materials, connect with other students, participate in global syndicate groups and speak directly to your lecturers and programme team.

You’ll be able to consolidate, practise and develop your online team-working skills, and our innovative peer assessment processes will help you to reflect and develop throughout your MBA journey.

You will also have full access to the University of Warwick library catalogue, including online journals, ebooks and industry databases including Mintel, Amadeus and Statista. 


This a two year programme and we expect that most candidates will complete their studies within this time period. However, if you are unable to complete within two years due to work or unexpected family commitments, you can extend your studies into a third year at no additional charge. If you extend into a fourth year an extension fee will be charged (please refer to the Fees and Funding tab for details). 

Focused career support

Throughout your MBA and beyond, you’ll be supported by our dedicated careers service WBS CareersPlus to ensure you achieve your full potential. When you graduate, you retain access to our dedicated CareersPlus team.

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