Online Degree Master of Business Administration

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.

Key information

“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.”

David Hadley (South Africa)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

David Hadley
The Russell Group

A Russell Group university

Connecting business professionals in a 100% online MBA classroom since 2001

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.

The University of Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

Your Liverpool Online MBA

The power
you need

  • 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

to lead

  • 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

and innovate

  • 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

Why choose this Online MSc

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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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. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have been granted AACSB Accreditation.1 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
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The 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 level of professionalism demonstrated in all aspects of the online programme made the experience as a whole very enjoyable.”

Keith Gilson (Canada)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Keith Gilson
100 percent online

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.

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Personal Development Plan

As a student, you will reflect on your progress as a learner and on your individual professional journey in a Personal Development Plan which runs as a thread through the whole Liverpool Online MBA programme.


Our MBA graduates are found in a wide variety of career roles. They include:

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 Online MBA Ranking

Global Career Advisor Network

As an online postgraduate student with the University of Liverpool 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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Research excellence

73% of the University of Liverpool’s business and management research rates as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, the Research Excellence Framework 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 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 2017-2018 – 177
QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150