The Liverpool Online MBA

Preparing you for the challenges of a disruptive business world

In a world of changing structures and cloud-sharing teams, you need to see things differently to be able to lead. With the University of Liverpool’s online MBA programme, you can gain new insights and a new perspective in a fully online classroom that’s built on interaction with business professionals around the globe.

The Russell Group university connecting business professionals in a 100% online MBA classroom since 2001.

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).

Expect an active form of learning that not only fits around your work but can influence your entire approach to business. This MBA1 from an AACSB-accredited Management School is built on participation – 50% of your grades depend on how well you collaborate with your fellow students. You won’t just be learning management theories; you’ll have the opportunity to discuss real business cases, including your own, get feedback from faculty and peers from around the world, and test out new concepts in the workplace. It’s an invitation to explore yourself as a leader and find new ways of doing business in a changing world.

Gain the power you need to lead and innovate

The POWER you need
The Liverpool Online MBA is designed to empower you to:

  • take on the challenges of today’s dynamic, disruptive business world
  • navigate through changing cultures and organisational structures
  • lead businesses that increasingly run on participation
  • apply new knowledge that can change the way you do business.

The power you need to LEAD
The Liverpool Online MBA is designed to empower you to lead. It’s an opportunity to:

  • strengthen your critical thinking skills, ready for complex challenges
  • learn how to build solid business cases, backed by research
  • test out theories in practice; lead discussions in a virtual team
  • gain the confidence and ease to lead a digitally native workforce.

The power you need to lead and INNOVATE
The Liverpool Online MBA is designed to empower you to lead and innovate. It’s an opportunity to:

  • Gain new perspectives as you work with people from different countries, cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Find new solutions together to real-world business cases and issues
  • Generate new ideas, discover yourself as a leader, ready to go in new directions
  • Explore your business from a different angle, discover new opportunities.

A 100% digital MBA for leading professionals

The Liverpool Online MBA is made for you as a professional on the move. It packs the rigour and quality of a leading UK research university into a 100% online format that fits with your career – wherever you are on the globe. Designed specifically for working professionals, the Liverpool Online MBA features a learning model that runs on collaboration. You’ll be participating and collaborating in weekly, written discussions with your international fellow students and experienced faculty. Our digital classroom is designed so that you can study when, where and how you want while you build strong connections with your fellow MBA students around the world.

A reputation for excellence

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The Liverpool Online MBA is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide have been granted AACSB Accreditation.The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.2

EOCCS logoThe Liverpool Online MBA’s five core modules have been evaluated and certified by the EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS). Run by EFMD, a leading international network for management development, this certification is designed as an international quality benchmark in digital teaching and learning. The Liverpool Online MBA is the first fully online MBA programme with courses certified by EOCCS. By mid-2017, only 10 institutions worldwide had achieved the certification.

The Liverpool Online MBA: Key Facts & Figures

Your Liverpool Online MBA Programme

Duration: 29 months
Delivery: 100% online
Structure: 5 core modules and 3 electives from a portfolio of 12 electives in areas of Entrepreneurship, Strategic Finance, Global Business and Operations
Capstone: Consultancy Project or Dissertation
Personal and Professional Development: Personal Development Plan and unlimited career support from Global Career Advisor Network

Why choose the Liverpool Online MBA?

  1. Research-led, industry-informed curriculum – strengthen your critical thinking skills with the AACSB-accredited Management School of a world-class research university while you work on industry case studies and apply your new knowledge in weekly classroom activities and in a research dissertation or a consultancy project.
  2. Tailored and career-specific knowledge – tailor your MBA to your professional goals by choosing your own path of study or focusing on one of four areas: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Finance, Operations and Global Business, and by tracking your personal and professional development throughout the programme.
  3. Collaborative learning that connects – share your experience and gain new insights into business issues as you interact online with fellow professionals in your MBA module classes. While there’s no mandatory face-to-face element, this master’s engages you in interaction and discussion in the online forum from day one.
  4. A 100% digital classroom that is built around you – continue in your job while you earn your MBA with a university that’s been defining and refining online learning since 2001. Gain knowledge and skills you can apply professionally, benefiting from expert feedback from experienced faculty members who are active in both research and business.
  5. Global networking opportunities – take the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and fellow MBA students from 120+ countries. Collaborate with your cohort, your class or your individual teams on assignments and projects no matter where you are in the world. Join the University’s alumni community of 200,000 when you graduate and a community of over 5,000 online MBA graduates.
  6. Personalised career support from industry professionals – receive personal career advice from industry insiders through the Global Career Advisor Network at any time in your MBA, for free.

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Your Liverpool Online MBA Network

Global Student body: 1000+ current MBA students from 120+ countries
Average age: 38
International students: 89%
Class size: small classes of 20 students
Alumni: 5000+ MBA alumni and 18,000+ Management School Alumni

Our MBA graduates have gone to multiple careers and opportunities including:

  • Managing Directors/Senior Managers/CEOs
  • Business Owners/Entrepreneurs
  • Management/Freelance Consultants
  • Strategy Directors/Managers
  • Finance Directors/CFOs
  • Heads of Operations/COOs

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Global Online MBA Ranking

Success for Online MBA in global rankings

CEO Magazine has ranked the Liverpool Online MBA in the top twenty of its Global Online MBA Rankings 2017.
Entering the business magazine’s list for the first time, the 100% online MBA programme came in at 15th place.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join this online postgraduate programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. Advisors can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

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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 2017 Business School Data Guide as published by AACSB, 786 business schools have earned AACSB accreditation out of an estimated 16,536 business schools worldwide. (The 2017 Business School Data Guide can be found at

2 The University of Liverpool is a member of the UK’s research-led Russell Group and consistently ranks in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables:

  • Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2016-2017 – 158
  • QS World University Rankings® 2016-17 – 157
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016 – in the top 150

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