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Online Degree Master of Business Administration


Entry Requirements


Our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is aimed at professionals looking to further their careers in business and gain knowledge they can apply immediately in their work.

Both educational qualifications and work experience are taken into consideration when you apply to the University. But we do expect applicants to have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience with a practical background/knowledge of business.

In general, you will be expected to have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a degree from a recognised institution comparable and/or equivalent to a British honours degree, as well as relevant working experience at a management level.

Applicants who do not directly meet the educational requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account vocational and professional qualifications, and working experience.

If you’ve studied on a master’s degree level within the last three years, and have not used your credit to obtain an award, you might qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more.

LEVEL OF EDUCATION

Experience

  • A minimum of three years' relevant experience
  • Experience in managing people, budget or projects

Documentation

  • Copy of Academic qualifications
  • Detailed application form including detailed motivational statement
  • Legal proof of identity (e.g. passport / driving licence)

Experience

  • A minimum of five years' relevant experience
  • Experience in managing people, budget or projects

Documentation

  • Copy of Academic qualifications
  • Detailed application form including detailed motivational statement
  • Legal proof of identity (e.g. passport / driving licence)
  • Letter of Recommendation

Experience

  • Minimum seven years' relevant experience or five years' significant experience
  • Experience in managing people, budget or projects

Documentation

  • Copy of Academic qualifications
  • Detailed application form including detailed motivational statement
  • Legal proof of identity (e.g. passport / driving licence)
  • Letter of Recommendation

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

You must prove that you meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this programme by providing results of an IELTS/TEEP or TOEFL exam taken in the last five years unless:

  • You are a citizen of an English-speaking country (as defined by the UK government)*
  • You have completed a UK-equivalent bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programme conducted entirely in English and were awarded a degree (you must show evidence of this degree)

Published work in English cannot be used as evidence of English language proficiency.

  • An overall score of at least 6.5, and
  • A score of at least 7 on each of the reading and writing elements, and
  • The IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests
  • CA score of at least 570 on the paper based test, or
  • A score of at least 88 on the internet based test (with a minimum of 22 in both the reading and the writing components), or
  • A score of at least 230 on the computer based test (with a score of at least 4.5 on the essay section of the test)

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland

Jamaica
New Zealand
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United Kingdom
South Africa *
Malta *

 

* South Africa and Malta are considered bilingual and candidates from these countries must provide evidence that they have obtained a UK-equivalent secondary school level of education (or above) conducted entirely in English.


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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.