Distance learning MBA (London)

How we teach

We are proud to be ranked number one in the world for an MBA by distance and online learning by the Financial Times. Our expertise has been developed over 30 years so you can be sure we know how to engage and inspire you.

Online learning

Teaching primarily takes place via our online learning environment my.wbs, which houses our teaching materials, interactive spaces and our online classroom: wbsLive. Easy to use, my.wbs enables interaction in lectures, discussions and syndicate groups. It also allows you to test yourself, to access lessons and lecture recordings, submit assignments and to connect with other students and academics.

All of your modules will include a range of online live teaching sessions. These may be lectures, guest speaker sessions, seminars or focused revision sessions. Two of your required modules will also include some teaching on campus during your residential weeks.

Residential weeks held at WBS London, The Shard

Face-to-face interaction is an essential element of our programme so you will join us for two residential weeks at WBS London during the programme. These intensive face-to-face periods of study will embed your learning, enrich your studies and allow you to grow your network. Our aim during the residential weeks is to link theory with practice and will include lectures, case studies, group work, assessment briefings, networking and social events along with careers and study skills sessions. Residential weeks typically run in September and April in your first year of study.

Face-to-face module

In addition to your two residential weeks, included in your tuition fee is one required face-to-face elective module. You will have a range of face-to-face modules to select from which may be based at our Warwick campus, WBS London or at an international location. A second face-to-face module may be studied at an additional cost.

Teaching team

Each module has a teaching team of subject specialists to support you online. They will facilitate wbsLive sessions, moderate online discussions and make sure you are up-to-date with subject-relevant topical information.

Study materials

You will receive tailor-made multimedia study materials with additional reading and resources. You will also have timetabled webinars and tutorials throughout each module. You’ll also be able to access video interviews featuring our faculty and inspirational business leaders.

Exclusive online business insights 

Our interactive study materials are supplemented by free online access to business and management journals and the extensive University of Warwick library which includes business databases such as Mintel, Amadeus and Statista.

Please note that module availability may vary year to year depending on student demand and scheduling constraints.

my.wbs online learning platform

Our online learning platform, my.wbs, lets you take control of your learning, access webinars, participate in group work and communicate with your lecturers and programme team.

For each module, there is a dedicated welcome page with a text introduction and welcome video from the module leader providing you with an overview of which topics will be covered.

Every module consists of ten lessons which is delivered through a mixture of text, video, screencasts (audio over slideshow), activities, webinars and assessments.

You can even test yourself with multiple choice quizzes and receive immediate feedback to keep your learning on track. You will work with your group online and take part in a WBS built simulation where you can complete tasks as if solving real life company issues.

my.wbs is built to be compatible with a wide range of types and size of device, all you will need is an internet connection and up-to-date browser versions to access learning materials. For the best experience our recommended computer specification is shown at https://warwick.ac.uk/compspec. It will work well on any modern iOS or Android device.

Additionally, where modules have a core text book, you will have access to it online via your VitalSource digital bookshelf, providing you with immediate access without having to wait for it to arrive in the mail. Much of the online content is downloadable and can be viewed whilst travelling.


Our academics

We believe that business should be used as a power for good. Our faculty of research and teaching academics are constantly striving for excellence in everything they do, from the latest ground-breaking research impacting society, to inspiring our students.

You will be inspired by a combination of research active academics, producing cutting-edge theories with real-world impact, and Professors of Practice who bring their knowledge gained from successful senior business and industry experience.

Here are some of the academics you may study with on your Distance learning MBA, depending on your chosen modules:


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