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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.

Personal Development Plan

Bring together the professional development aspects of your MBA journey


The University of Liverpool Management School is an accredited member of AACSB

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?


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
  • 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
  • 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

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.

Success for Online MBA in global rankings

CEO Magazine has ranked the Liverpool Online MBA in the top 40 online MBAs in the world – awarding it Tier One status in its Global Online MBA Rankings in 2017 and 2018. This ranking reflects the programme’s exceptional quality and great ROI.

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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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® 2018-2019 – 151
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150