Online Degree Master of Business Administration

A truly international online MBA

Preparing you for the challenges of a disruptive business world

With the University of Liverpool’s online MBA programme, you can gain new global insights and a new perspective in a fully online classroom that’s built on interaction with business professionals around the world. As one of the UK’s most international MBA programmes1, you can expect to interact with highly-experienced business professionals and managers offering you access to an enviable global network. This type of interaction provides you with exposure to varying cultural perspectives and business views, equipping you with a real-world toolkit for approaching business challenges.

Next start date
31 May 2018

(Duration: approx. 20 months’ study + 9 month capstone)

Mode of delivery
100% online
Professional Development
Unlimited career support from the Global Career Advisor Network
AACSB-accredited Management School2

Connect and learn in an interactive classroom

With international professionals

Our MBA from the University’s AACSB-accredited Management School2 is built on participation providing an active form of learning that not only fits around your career but can influence your entire approach to business. You won’t just be learning management theories, you’ll be working in interactive classrooms with intensive peer-to-peer experience sharing. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss real business cases, including your own and get feedback from faculty who have a combination of academic and real business experience so you can test out new concepts and theories in your workplace.

Designed for you as a working professional on the move, the Liverpool Online MBA was designed to be delivered online from day one in 2001 and we’ve been refining the online classroom experience ever since. It packs the rigour and quality of a leading UK research university into a flexible 100% online classroom format so that you can study when, where and how you want while you work.

The University of Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities3.

Your Liverpool Online MBA network



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“I made the right decision”

Two Liverpool Online MBA graduates discuss what they enjoyed most about the collaborative, international MBA classroom.

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Why choose the Liverpool Online MBA?

What you learn

Knowledge for any sector

Tailor your degree to your career ambitions with four highly-relevant subject paths – choose from electives focused on becoming a leader for the 21st century

The electives build upon your foundational knowledge, with our core modules that are:
  • Industry-informed
  • Interdisciplinary, including strategy and execution

How you learn


  • Collaborative learning that connects – share experiences and gain new insights in business issues
  • Stay on track from day one until graduation and beyond with your Personal Development Plan
  • Nine-month capstone project, which makes up a third of your programme
  • Personalised support from Enrolment Advisors, Student Support and Faculty

How you network


  • 1,000+ current MBA students from 120+ countries
  • 4,000+ global career advisors for tailored career advice through the Global Career Advisor Network
  • 200,000+ university alumni and 5,000+ MBA alumni

Personal Development Plan

Your Personal Development Plan (PDP) brings together the professional development aspects of your MBA journey, showcasing your abilities as a reflective leader and management practitioner by keeping you on track for success.

The PDP accounts for 20% of your mark in each module as it recognises your new knowledge and development as a business leader.


Get the power you need to lead and innovate

Get the power you need to lead and innovate

  1. A 100% digital classroom that is built around you – continue in your job while you earn your MBA with a university that’s been innovating the online MBA classroom experience 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.
  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. 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.
  4. 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 masters engages you in interaction and discussion in the online forum from day one.
  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. Industry-informed, research-led curriculum - develop your industry knowledge by working on international, real-world case studies. Refine your study focus from a range of highly-relevant electives then apply your new knowledge in weekly classroom activities and your capstone project.

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.2 The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.3
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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.

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.

Personal Development Plan

Reflect on your progress and professional transformation with a Personal Development Plan that runs as a thread throughout the whole Liverpool Online MBA programme. Focusing on a number of themes including personal effectiveness, digital literacy and social engagement, you will reinforce your learning from each module by looking at how you can apply the skills and attributes to succeed as a modern leader.

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

“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
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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 HESA Data 2015/16

2 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

3 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