Online MBA

Become a better business leader

Make a responsible, sustainable impact on the world of business. Draw on simulations, consultancy projects and our extensive links with industry. Our 100% Online MBA – ranked 55th in the world1 – is designed to boost the leadership skills and earning potential of managers from all walks of business. With options to personalise the content, this is a sure-fire way to take your career and your organisation to new heights.

  • AACSB and EQUIS accreditation A A C S B accreditation
  • Fast track option available for May and September intakes fast track option
  • 55th in the world for online MBAs (QS 2022) World top-50 Online M B A (Q S 2021)
  • Student Satisfaction – 90% 90 percent student satisfaction
Key Facts:
Modality100% online
Total tuition£17,000
Duration2 years 8 months or 1 year 8 months (Fast Track)
StartJanuary, May, August


Nottingham Business School

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Admissions requirements

To apply for the Online MBA or Online MBA Fast Track, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • A good UK honours degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline, plus a minimum of 3 years continuous management experience
  • One vocational / professional reference
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV
  • Language requirements (international students only)

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Tuition details

The estimated total cost of the Online MBA is £17,000. You can pay in full or in instalments of £1,325 per module (plus two payments of £550 for the dissertation).

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Personalise your MBA study

Our online MBA prepares you for today’s business environment by focusing on sustainability and socially responsible corporate practices. There’s an equal emphasis on strategy and contemporary global issues, as well as options to develop your unique leadership style and shape the curriculum to your career objectives. Core modules include responsible leadership, the values-led organisation and strategic change management.

You’ll work closely with industry leaders and our acclaimed teaching staff to apply leadership theories and frameworks to real-life organisational environments, through the likes of simulations and consultancy projects. You’ll also have time to reflect on these practices, helping you to improve your own strategies and leadership abilities.

I can wholeheartedly say that the highlights for me from the NTU MBA is that it truly has changed my life in the most profound of ways, both in my career and my home life. I have gained the skills to make complex business decisions and think both commercially and strategically. Additionally, although not many could see it on the surface, I really struggled with having confidence in my abilities. What has surprised me is that this has improved through my professional and personal development, and I now have the confidence to do things I would never have dreamed of before.

Donna Corah (UK)
Online MBA

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Fast track your MBA

Accelerate your learning outcomes and double up on modules to graduate in 1 year 8 months with the Online MBA Fast Track, available for our May and September intakes each year.

Online MBA course outcomes:

  • draw on contemporary theories and conceptual frameworks to guide management strategy
  • apply strategic models to support effective and responsible business actions
  • employ your practical experience in the context of complex organisational environments
  • channel your business management experience and communication skills to effect change
  • use your insight into ethics and sustainability to transform organisational activity

Online MBA career outlook

Our Online MBA is designed for middle managers looking for high-level strategic roles, or senior managers keen to drive the success of their own organisations. Experiential learning practices, specialised modules and collaboration with an international student community, all help to unlock your understanding of business. It’s also the secret to expanding your business networks and honing your own unique management capabilities. These skills are both practical and transferable, and crucial for today’s increasingly competitive but responsible global business environment.

Graduates of the Online MBA have been able to use their knowledge to transform their careers. Even during the global pandemic, roughly 60% of graduates have reported significant salary increases.2

This course also has been awarded Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute, which means you can graduate with a Masters degree and a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

In addition to the qualification and included with Dual Accreditation is student membership with CMI for the duration of the course. Membership whilst you are on the course is included in the course fee. The CMI’s online resource portal, ManagementDirect, offers digital resources, networking, mentoring and support.

You will gain the CMI qualification upon graduation and you are then eligible to become a full member of the CMI and have the opportunity to work towards Chartered Manager status should you wish.

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Connect with the content

Whether you’re based in the UK or on the other side of the world, working part-time or full-time, when you study online with us, we want you to feel connected.

That means providing you with access to the same high quality teaching staff, pioneering research, industry links, support services and active international student community as our campus-based courses. It also means using a combination of innovative techniques, from video lectures and real-life case studies to interactive assignments and digital resources. As a result, in our most recent Postgraduate Taught Survey (2021), 90% of Online MBA students were satisfied with the quality of the course.3

Because when you’re fully connected and engaged with the content, you’re more motivated to achieve success, both in and out of your career.

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Expert teaching team

The course is delivered by the Nottingham Business School, which is recognised globally for its industry links and its contemporary values of sustainable and responsible business. It was recently acknowledged by the UN for responsible management education.4

Dr Faye Taylor is Principal Lecturer in e-Learning at the National Business School and course leader for the Online MBA. She is committed to creating opportunities for students worldwide, delivering learning that connects with their personal and professional commitments. Dr Taylor is supported by Professor Mollie Painter-Morland, who runs the Leadership module, and Kim Cassidy, who is responsible for Customer Engagement.

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The Professional Development and Leadership, Organisations and People Management and Responsible Leadership modules are providing me with the groundwork and knowledge for my management enhancement.

Hashima Hamid (Hong Kong)
Online MBA

Frequently asked questions

Need help? If you would like to know more about our Online MBA, or wish to apply to study, please request information. We’ve included answers to some of the more commonly asked questions below. For more, please view our FAQ page.

If you have any further questions, contact the Admissions team on or call us 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (international).


  1. UNKNOWN (2022) QS, Online MBA Rankings 2022 [online] Available at:[Accessed 10.03.2022]
  2. UNKNOWN (2021) Nottingham Trent University, Online MBA graduate data provided by programme office [Accessed 17.02.20214]
  3. UNKNOWN (2021) Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, [Accessed 17.08.2021]
  4. UNKNOWN (2020) UN, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]
  5. UNKNOWN (2021), Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey [Accessed 17.08.2021]

To find out more about NTU’s Online MBA, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0) 115 9418419 (International).