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MBA Master of Business Administration (Online) - 2025 entry


  • Designed for busy professionals, you’ll learn flexibly and directly apply your new knowledge and skills to your current role.
  • This Online MBA will equip you with an understanding of applied and theoretical aspects of business and management, to develop your strategic business knowledge and skills and advance your career.
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a key focus, enabling you to drive change in your organisation, and prepare you for the rapidly evolving global business landscape where responsible leadership matters.
  • Benefit from the expertise of renowned academics who are globally recognised in their field of study.

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  •   24 months
    Online, Part-time
  •   180 Masters level credits
  •   £24,000
  •   This course has flexible payment options

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Our Business School is 'triple crown' accredited (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA)

Study at a top 15 uk university

11th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

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Accredited by: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Course content

The MBA online will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of business and management principles and develop your leadership skills.

The course allows you to flexibly build your learning around a full-time career. You will also have the valuable opportunity to network with peers and top industry professionals.

Stage 1 (Year 1) 90 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
BEMM114Z Leading People and Organisations 30
BEMM181Z Leading High Performing Organisations 30
BEMM182Z Strategy and Innovation 30

Stage 2 (Year 2) 60 credits from choice of two optional modules plus 30 credits from compulsory Consultancy Project Module

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
BEMM811Z Consultancy Project 30

Optional modules

CodeModule Credits
BEMM261Z Sustainable Finance 30
BEMM813Z Digital Transformation 30
BEMM259Z The Influential Leader 30
BEMM263Z Corporate Storytelling 30
BEMM183Z Environmental Economics 30

Entry requirements

MBA candidates are expected to have a minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution.

Candidates are also expected to have a minimum of three years of substantive postgraduate managerial experience in the private or public sector, including the management of budgets, people and projects.

Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than five years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply under the non-standard entry route.

Non-Standard Entry

Non-standard entry relates to applicants who may not hold a degree or the required degree classification. We still encourage applications if you have:

  • Below 2:1 or no formal university degree but who possesses substantive management experience (more than 5 years), and
  • A substantial record of continuous professional development and learning in business and leadership (for example accredited training courses and learning and development courses).

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Proficiency

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

Application checklist

You should check the following are included when sending your application:

  • Transcript and degree certificate for first/second degree.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Two professional reference letters.
  • A personal statement supporting your application. This statement should detail your achievements in your career so far, the experiences you will bring to the programme, and how you believe the Online Exeter MBA will enhance your career and future aspirations.
  • Evidence of English proficiency if applicable.
  • We do not require GMAT, but if you have a GMAT Score you should upload with your application in support of your academic qualifications.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile D. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.


2024/25 entry

UK/EU fees per year:

£24,000 part-time

International fees per year:

£24,000 part-time

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Teaching and research

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our research-led teaching will help you apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, human resource management, and tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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The online MBA will equip you to make informed career decisions and prepare you for possible future career pathways with a strategic perspective. This programme will allow you to utilise the skills and knowledge gained from the course to enhance your career prospects in varied sized companies supporting the complexity and practices of strategic business.  

The programme has been designed for ambitious students who want to further develop and enhance their careers or change career direction and be able to apply strategic leadership and decision-making skills in a wide range of business contexts.  

Graduates can look to work in a diverse range of roles including: 

  • International Business Director
  • Business and Commercial Analyst
  • Change Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Commercial Manager

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Study a 100% online MBA at a Top 15 University*

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* 11th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024