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

In addition to the two Warwick Weeks delivered in London, your tuition fee includes one optional face-to-face module which can be taken during your required or elective modules, you can choose to study either in the UK or in cities such as Prague, Singapore and Dubai**.

You will be part of an international community who share your goals, and come with a diverse range of skills and experiences from across the globe. These talented, entrepreneurial business minds, along with our 45,000 strong WBS alumni community, will be your global network for life. 

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 have welcomed some of the most influential leaders in the UK to WBS share their first-hand industry experience. You will be invited to attend events to hear exclusive insights from guest-speakers from a range of sectors and industries. You can also join our professional networks for the chance to grow your network further.

*Ranked in the Financial Times' Online MBA Ranking 2020

**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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