Distance learning MBA (London)

Please note that the residential weeks on this programme will be taught face-to-face unless the UK Government guidelines change. For further information see the university website.

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 167 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.

*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 more than 30 years, allowing you to benefit from our extensive experience. Modules are designed and led by Warwick faculty, supported by a substantial team who produce and support the interactive materials.

Your MBA journey will see you develop an inquisitive and entrepreneurial mindset that will support your own personal development and enable you to make a positive impact in your organisation. 


Our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs removes geographical barriers by enabling you to participate in lectures and syndicate groups and discuss issues in real time with your peers and academics.

Group work is integral to our Distance Learning MBA programme enabling you to draw on the wide-ranging experience of others in your cohort to tackle complex issues and assignments collectively. You'll be able to consolidate, practise and develop your virtual team-working skills and our innovative peer assessment processes will help you to reflect and develop throughout your MBA journey.

24/7 learning

We’ve built the Distance Learning MBA with flexibility in mind. This means that when your job needs to take precedence for a while you can choose to slow down or take a break of up to two years before continuing your studies. You may complete your Distance Learning MBA in two to four years depending on your personal circumstances.

You will also have 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). 

An influential, global community

As part of the WBS community, you will be joining a diverse network of Change Makers, made up of 53,000 alumni from 167 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 will study one elective module face-to-face (included in your tuition fee)
either on campus at Warwick Business School, at WBS London, or you may have the opportunity to study abroad in cities such as Dubai, New York and Singapore.*

*You may also study a second face-to-face module at an additional cost.

Focused career support

Throughout your MBA and beyond, you’ll be supported by our dedicated careers service, WBS CareersPlus, who will help you to achieve your career aims. When you graduate, you retain access to our dedicated WBS CareersPlus team.

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