The Liverpool Online MBA

The power you need to lead and innovate

Today’s digital business world needs a new kind of MBA graduate – equipped with the in-depth knowledge and practical skills needed to lead and innovate in a dynamic, disruptive global business environment. The Liverpool Online MBA is designed to empower you as a working professional or entrepreneur with the ambition to take on this challenge.

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).

Offered by the AACSB-accredited Management School1 of the world-class University of Liverpool, this MBA programme has been created specifically for 21st century leaders who want to transform the way we do business. It’s fully online, allowing you to continue in your career uninterrupted while you earn an MBA that’s informed by excellent academic research, industry insights and current thinking. 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 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 – a vital element of your MBA learning experience. You will be logging into your digital classroom several times a week, in your own time, and collaborating in weekly, written discussions with your international fellow students and experienced faculty. You will share your own experience, engage with academic content and receive feedback from faculty and peers – all while pushing the boundaries of your knowledge.

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.

“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).

The Liverpool Online MBA: Key Facts & Figures

Your Liverpool Online MBA Programme

Duration: 29 months
Delivery: 100% online with optional residencies
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 university2 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:

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

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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

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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: out of an estimated 16,484 business schools worldwide (source: AACSB Business School Data Guide 2015).

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).