The Liverpool Online MBA

The power you need to lead and innovate

Empowering and transformative, the Liverpool Online MBA is designed for you – a working professional or entrepreneur with the ambition to excel as an innovative leader. It offers you the opportunity to access the latest research and connect to international professionals, developing the strategic vision and decision-making skills to thrive in a rapidly-changing business world.


The Liverpool Online MBA offers you the flexibility to unleash your leadership potential as you continue to build your earning power, plan your career switch or run your business from anywhere on the globe. Join international faculty and fellow professionals for an experience that’s designed to transform the way you do business and empower you as a leader who can change your world.

Develop as a business leader

100% online and AACSB-accredited1, the Liverpool Online MBA takes you on a journey of professional and personal development designed to prepare you to make the most of rapid changes in the business environment. As you move through your MBA journey, you’ll grow as a versatile business leader with a portfolio of complementary skills:

  1. Developing your own management and leadership style.
  2. Gaining a deeper awareness of the cross-functional nature of organisations.
  3. Understanding how your organisation affects – and is affected by – the broader global business environment.
  4. Learning how to lead and manage through disruptive change.
  5. Discovering new ways to equip your organisation for future challenges.

The Personal Development Plan is connecting thread throughout these five stages. It ensures that you develop a deep self-awareness to enable you to become a better leader and critical thinker with a clear vision of how you can make a difference to organisations and society.

Why choose the Liverpool Online MBA?

Empower yourself as a leader with the ability to innovate and inspire. Special features of the Liverpool Online MBA include:

  • A progressive, transformative approach – customise your degree to your career and realise your leadership potential
  • A focus on leadership and innovation to prepare you to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing business world.
  • Research-led learning – strengthen your critical thinking skills with a School that’s acclaimed for research2
  • Global orientation and connections – interact with international peers, gaining new insights
  • Expert feedback – learn from experienced faculty who are active in research and business
  • 100% online study – continue in your career and apply new knowledge immediately – without any mandatory face-to-face element
  • Study with an AACSB-accredited Management School.


“The things I learned in the MBA programme like leadership, operations, finance were very useful and supported me in my transition to a leadership role in my organisation.” Read more
Jeff Xiong
Master of Business Administration (MBA).


David Hadley
“The online MBA enabled me to become a more rounded, more professional businessman, so much so, I have since been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer.” Read more
David Hadley
Master of Business Administration (MBA).



Your return on investment (ROI)

The Liverpool Online MBA is designed to provide you with an enviable ROI, including the opportunity to:

  1. Acquire the strategic and operational skills that successful leaders need
  2. Advance your critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making ability
  3. Learn effective resource management in multicultural, global environments
  4. Increase your ability to combine strategic vision with operational excellence
  5. Become adept at making sound decisions based on analysis of complex data.

A reputation for excellence

The Liverpool Online MBA is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, one of less than 5% of business schools worldwide1 with sought-after AACSB Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.

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Free CMI membership and career services

Apply today to join this MBA from our AACSB-accredited Management School and you will be eligible for free membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – including career services and mentoring.3

73% of the University of Liverpool’s business and management research rates as internationally excellent or world-leading in the UK’s Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014

1 Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme. According to the AACSB, 755 business schools have earned AACSB accreditation (source: www.aacsb.edu) out of an estimated 16,484 business schools worldwide (source: AACSB Business School Data Guide 2015).

2 Much of the School’s research has gained recognition for excellence nationally or internationally (in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of 2014).

3 The free Associate Membership is valued at GBP420 over a 3-year period (and is dependent on candidates meeting CMI’s membership criteria).