Aimed at professionals with existing management experience, this part-time, fully online programme allows you to study without a career break. The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold a gold standard triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The programme will assist in developing important senior management skills, including strategic thinking, evidence-based decision making and data analysis and can help take you to the next career level.
You will have the opportunity to draw on previous experiences and newly acquired knowledge to address business issues. You will discuss and debate as you work in collaboration with others to develop your understanding of theory and practice. You will consider issues from a global, ethical perspective developing your ability as an innovative, socially responsible leader.
The MBA is designed for mid-career professionals who are seeking the quality and rigour of a leading UK Russell Group research-led university. You will have practical opportunities to develop important senior-level management skills such as strategic thinking, leading innovation and change, evidence-based decision-making, data analysis, team-working and life-long learning.
On completion of the MBA, you will have become more skilled and confident in your ability to lead and manage others, ethically and responsibly, and address complex business issues in a range of contexts.
You will have developed your knowledge and skills in managing financial resources, explored key human resource management strategies, gained an in-depth understanding of the strategic role and importance of operations, and acquired an awareness of key innovation and entrepreneurial theories.
Ultimately, you will have developed the core knowledge and skills that underpin complex analysis and decision making, enabling you to increase the value that you deliver to your organisation.
The online MBA programme consists of the following core modules and two electives, in order to achieve the full accreditation, you are required to complete 180 credits.*
Developing as a Leader and Manager – Core (10 credits)
International Business and the Global Economy – Core (10 credits)
Managing Financial Resources – Core (10 credits)
Digital Strategic Marketing – Core (10 credits)
Managing Human Resources – Core (10 credits)
Operations and Supply Chain Management – Core (10 credits)
Strategic Advantage – Core (10 credits)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Core (10 credits)
Strategic Management Simulation – Core (10 credits)
Management in Practice – Core (10 credits)
Data Strategy and Analytics for Managers – Elective (10 credits)
Project Management – Elective (10 credits)
Global Leadership – Elective (10 credits)
Corporate Citizenship – Elective (10 credits)
MBA projects – Core (60 credits)
Career Catalyst – Core (zero credits)
*Please note that this programme is currently subject to University approval. Please note, these modules are not finalised and may be subject to change.
Teaching methods and style
This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive online study. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of ebooks and journals.
Methods of assessment
Assessment is exclusively through online activities carried out in the VLE. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including discussion forum participation, practical assessment and group work.
Practical assessment adopts the principle of authentic assessment where the undertaken tasks are aligned with what students would be expected to undertake in a professional setting. This enables students to put their learning into effect in the workplace, applying their understanding to their own organisational context and develop practical management skills.
If you already have some practical management experience, this online MBA programme can help to take you to the next level, whether that is a career change or a more senior-level role.
You will have the capability to work in an extensive range of senior functional and general management positions across a wide spectrum of business sectors across the world.
Professional experience: MBA candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector, including the management of budgets, people and projects.
Qualifications: Applicants should possess either:
A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution: or
Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply.
GMAT score: Although not mandatory, we encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration, these must be valid (attained with the last 5 years) by the time of entry.
All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0.
Fees and funding
Full tuition fee – £21,000* (2021/2022 academic year)
The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee may be available. For more details speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admission team.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.