Distance learning MBA

Fees

Intake Year 1  Year 2  Total
January 2021* £16,550 £16,700 £33,250
June 2021* £16,700 £17,450 £34,150

This a two year programme and we expect most candidates to complete their studies within this time period. 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, there will be an extension fee of £1,035 payable in the academic year 2023/24 for the January 2021 intake and £1,075 for the June 2021 intake. 

To secure your place on the course you must lodge a £1,500 deposit with us within four weeks of receiving your offer. The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost. Read more about how to pay at the University's finance pages.By paying the deposit you are agreeing to the University of Warwick refund policy which can be viewed here.

* Please note that invoices will state the academic year (which runs September to August) your start date falls in rather than the actual year of your study.

What's included / excluded?

The fee includes:

  • study materials
  • one face-to-face module
  • registration
  • tuition
  • examinations
  • graduation ceremony

It excludes:

  • overseas exam charge (£50 per exam where necessary to support resit attempts)
  • overseas examination centre charges (£70 per exam)
  • residential accommodation
  • meals
  • travel
  • additional careers support
  • graduation robes (£45) and photographs (£15 - £200). 

Additional fees also apply if you take more than one face-to-face module.

Additional face-to-face modules can be taken at an additional cost of:

  • £1,184 for additional face-to-face modules taken between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021
  • £1,325 for additional face-to-face modules taken between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022
  • £1,364 for additional face-to-face modules taken between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023

If you are a current student, please contact the Programmes team for more information.

How to pay

Tuition fees are payable in advance or at the start of each academic year. Payments can be made by bank transfer, banker’s draft, cheque, telephone, direct debit or credit/debit card. If you have been awarded a scholarship, this will be deducted from your tuition fee as stated in your offer letter.

Self-funding students can either pay the annual tuition fee at the start of each year or can opt to pay in instalments with the following payment schedule:

  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 4 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 7 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 10 of your academic year
Financing your MBA

Choosing to complete an MBA either full or part-time requires significant investment both in terms of cost and time. To support this investment, various funding sources are available. The sources set out below are those which have been brought to the attention of the University as being specifically designed for/aimed at MBA students. They are not exhaustive - other funding sources and products may be available. The University does not specifically recommend or endorse these sources/products and the content set out below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University. Students should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets their precise needs – not all funding is appropriate for all students.

Please note that the Distance Learning MBA is not eligible for the Postgraduate loan through Student Finance.

Future Finance

Future Finance offers smart, flexible loans to help you reach your potential, when government student loans and scholarships are not enough.

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; Firm Reference Number 719436. It is a registered limited company incorporated in Ireland, with company registration number 527170. Its registered address is 6th Floor, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. Future Finance is a registered trademark of Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited.

Scholarships

We have scholarship funding available to candidates admitted onto the Warwick and London variants of our Distance Learning MBA. Our scholarship offering has been designed to promote excellence and diversity within each class, across professional sector, geography, gender and experience.

We take a holistic approach when evaluating a candidate’s suitability for a scholarship and applications will be assessed on the following broad criteria:

  • Evidence of individual impact
  • Alignment with WBS’ core values – Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence
  • A desire to make a positive difference in the world of business and beyond
  • The potential to become a future Change Maker
  • The ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the School. Successful applicants are expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme.

Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis, so candidates who apply early may have a stronger chance of being successful. Our Distance Learning MBA scholarships cover up to 25% of the programme fee and are open to self-financing students. Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:

Change Maker scholarship - For those who seek to challenge the norm through their impactful drive and vision. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a confident, determined, forward-facing and open-minded attitude with a commitment to making an impact in business.

WBS Inspiring Social Impact scholarship - For those currently working in the third/public sector who strive to use business as a power for good. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a commitment to generating better social outcomes and create a positive impact on society.

WBS Inspiring Diversity scholarship - At WBS we’re looking to bring together people from different backgrounds to share new voices, new viewpoints and new ideas to drive positive change in the world. This is why we have created this scholarship, aimed at high-performing talent from diverse and non-traditional geographies, backgrounds and sectors.

WBS Inspiring Women scholarship - We are committed to working towards a more gender-balanced future for the most senior positions in the boardroom. This scholarship is aimed at females who can demonstrate business excellence and are an inspiring role model to others.

Alumni Loyalty scholarship - This scholarship is available for Warwick alumni, who possess a thirst for new knowledge, new experiences, and strive to better themselves and the world around them.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you need to submit a written statement (up to 300 words) with your application outlining why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship, taking the criteria listed above into consideration, by the scholarship deadline. You don’t need to specify which scholarship you wish to apply for as the committee will consider which scholarship would be most suitable.

For details of other scholarships, see the University's scholarship pages.

Sponsored students

The Warwick Distance learning MBA can bring vast benefits to an organisation. As an individual you will be more effective, generating creative solutions and using proven tools, ideas, and best practice to resolve business issues.

If you’re looking to evidence this impact, let us help you put a case together

You may need to ask for support from your employer in the following areas.

  • Finance: helping pay your tuition fees, travel, or other expenses
  • Time: giving you enough time away from work to study
  • Development: offering opportunities at work to implement your learning.

Download our guidelines to help you as you prepare your case.

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