Globally recognised online MBA. Study from anywhere in the world.

Why study the Bradford online MBA?

Stand out from the rest

Stand out from the rest

The Bradford MBA is built around the essential skills required to reach the top tiers of organisations.

Giving you the edge in an increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment, on average 20% of alumni achieve board-level positions within 3 years of graduation.

Flexible study

Flexible International online study

As long as you have internet access, you can study online from anywhere in the world. Join a global network of students and engage in discussion and online tutorials. You will never feel like you're studying alone.

Want to know more about this course? Register here for our next webinar on Wednesday 5th December - 14.30-15.30 (UK time).

Globally recognised - EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB Accredited

The Bradford School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools with the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB,
often referred to as the ‘Triple Crown’. This makes it one of the best in the business.

  for value for money

(Financial Times 2018)

in the UK
  for salary
increase (36%)

(Financial Times 2018)

'Triple Crown Accreditation'

Return on investment

Return on investment

Bradford's online MBA is #1 in the world for value for money (FT 2018). On average, Bradford MBA graduates have increased their salary by 36% three years after graduating, often making it a very shrewd investment.

Multiple intakes

Multiple intakes throughout the year

The January 2019 intake is now open. You can also begin this course in April, July or October if you need more time before starting your course.

What do Bradford’s students say?

MBA Bradford Student

The programme at the University of Bradford was attractive because it was so relevant to me, and the timings and structure of the course fit well with my overall plans. Additionally, the course duration was well spread out and offered flexibility.

Neeraj Verma, MBA 2016

The MBA broaden my perspective in a variety of ways and the application of what I learnt has helped immensely and continues to help me.

Olabisi Adesina, MBA 2015

MBA Bradford Student

Arden University and Bradford: how our partnership works.

We are proud to have partnered with the University of Bradford for more than 15 years. As experts in distance learning, our role is to help students enrol on to the Bradford Distance Learning MBA.

This means we support you all the way through the application process, from your initial enquiry to enrolling on the course. Once enrolled, you will become a student of the University of Bradford who will support you through all aspects of your study. On graduation your certificate will be issued by University of Bradford.

University of Bradford

Eligibility criteria

The standard entry criteria for the Bradford Distance Learning MBA are:

  • At least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience.
  • A good honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or relevant professional qualification.
  • Your proficiency in English may be requested through a recognised test; scores of 6.5 (IELTS), 60 (Pearson Test of English) or 94 (TOEFL) will be accepted.

Please note: all applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach. This considers professional status and work experience, as well as academic achievement.

If you do not have a degree or professional qualification, you can still apply, but will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (typically eight years’ worth). An academic recommendation based on interview will also be considered.

Module detail

The modules you will study consist of four core modules (total of 80 credits), plus 40 credits of elective modules and your management project (60 credits).

The four core modules are:

  • Competitiveness Through Technology and Innovation
  • Leadership for Transformational Change
  • Digital Marketing, Branding and Strategy
  • Accounting and Economics for Decision Making

Elective modules may include*:

  • Corporate Finance and Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • International Financial Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Risk Management in European Banking
  • International Business in Emerging Economies
  • International Business Strategy
  • Management of Change
  • Corporate Marketing
  • European Business Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Digital Health and Informatics
  • Materials, Resources, Energy and Competitiveness
  • Business Models for a Circular Economy
  • Diversity, Scale and Development
  • Enterprise and Innovation

You are required to complete 40 credits for your electives. Whilst most elective modules are worth 10-credit modules, Digital Health and Informatics is worth 20 credits.

Management Project - 60 credits

The Management Project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA. It is the final and most challenging, yet rewarding part of the programme. Once you have registered for the management project, you will have up to 12 months to complete it.

*Please note that the elective modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Fees and funding

View your course fee here


If you choose to pay for the course yourself, you can pay in quarterly installments.


Because your postgraduate studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies.

Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship or download our guide to employer sponsorship.

Find out more about fees and funding on our dedicated information page.

About University of Bradford

The School of Management has been an international leader in business education, research and knowledge transfer for more than 50 years. As part of our mission to “Make Knowledge Work™” we have provided both Executive and Distance Learning (online) MBA programmes for the majority of that time.

As one of a handful of business schools across the world with the coveted “triple-crown” of globally-recognised accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), we provide engaging and innovative teaching and learning along with research which has been recognised as making a difference to the world.

Our Distance Learning programme offers a limited number of bursaries that students can take advantage of, the bursary pays travel expenses to undertake studying a block module at the Bradford or Dubai campus, take a look at some of our student’s experiences.

You can also explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual experience.

Alternative courses

Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA

Co-created in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this unique MBA will prepare the next generation of leaders with first-hand knowledge on the circular economy.

With today’s economic conditions characterised by increased price volatility and scarcity on the energy and resources fronts, this requires a change in perspective. This course will inspire you to think outside the box and look beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’, arming you with the mindset needed to succeed in modern-day business.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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