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Online Courses: MBA

Nottingham Trent University

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  • 100%
    of our full-time MBA graduates found graduate-level employment within six months of earning their degree.

  • Nottingham Business School is one of
    fewer than 1%
    of business schools worldwide
    to have both
    AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

  • NTU is ranked
    as a First-Class sustainable university
    in the UK1

Online Master of Business Administration

Develop your leadership potential

Gain the experience you need to make a significant impact in the world of business without having to set foot on campus with the Online MBA from AACSB and EQUIS accredited Nottingham Business School. Designed for applicants with a minimum of three years of supervisory professional experience, our Online MBA furthers your knowledge and develops your leadership skills, whether you are a junior or middle manager seeking a more senior strategic role, or a senior manager looking to take your career and your organisation to new heights.

The online format provides numerous ways to interact with the curriculum via video lectures, real-life case studies and interactive assignments. Students have the ability to discuss coursework with classmates, ask questions of professors and collaborate on projects. It’s the same high quality we offer in our campus course—but in a more convenient and flexible format for busy working professionals. Learn more about online learning at Nottingham Trent University.

Discover business courses designed for you

Discover a challenging MBA offered online for full convenience and flexibility.


Learn how online learning works

Our online MBA prepares you for a fast-moving business landscape and a changing world. Modules provide a comprehensive understanding of business strategy and contemporary global issues, with an emphasis on sustainability and socially responsible corporate practice with modules on:

Additionally, you will explore theories and frameworks related to management and leadership, and learn to apply them within the context of complex organisational environments. Our course-long Professional and Leadership Development module offers opportunities to further examine and practice these concepts through personalised mentoring, careers support, and individual personal and professional growth.

Nottingham Business School’s MBA courses are characterised by their experiential learning style. Learning is structured around developing an understanding of theory and applying that theory to practice, as well as experience, observation, reflection and improvement. Throughout the course, you’ll have numerous opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-life business scenarios. These include business simulations, consultancy projects and NTU’s experiential teaching methodology, which is delivered by our acclaimed teaching staff.

Personalised learning and Career-focussed specialisms

In addition to providing you with greater flexibility around when and where you study, the online MBA can be personalised to enable your own professional career development and goals with a choice of specialisms.

  • Online MBA: Core modules are designed to give individuals a thorough understanding of contemporary business strategy. Modules cover customer engagement, managing creativity and advanced strategic management. View curriculum

  • Online MBA with Fashion Management: The Fashion Management modules cover a range of topics specific to this competitive area of business, including product innovation, global supply chain management, buying and merchandising strategies, and brand management. Learn more

  • Online MBA with Data Analytics: The Data Analytics modules are focused on helping managers harness the power of big data to formulate strategies for greater efficiency and success. Learn more

View the curriculum of the online MBA

Learning outcomes you can use immediately

Whichever specialism you choose, upon completion of the online MBA you will be able to:

  • tackle contemporary issues, theories and conceptual frameworks used to guide management
  • understand the strategic models guiding effective and responsible actions
  • apply your experience in the context of complex organisational environments
  • expand your knowledge and communication skills specific to business and management
  • gain a deep insight into ethics and sustainability and their impact on organisational activity

By the end of the course, you’ll have acquired a set of practical and transferrable skills that will make you uniquely positioned to drive the future success of your organization in an increasingly competitive and global business environment.

From the very start of the course I was able to apply the lessons learned into the workplace. I’ve gained confidence within the workplace from the knowledge gained and my network within the organization has grown considerably since the course started as I’ve reached out to other departments to collaborate with them through my understanding of how the overall organization is managed.

William Walker (UK),
Online MBA

Previous experience required

Applicants need three to five years’ business experience to apply. This experience can come from any number of roles, disciplines or sectors. Our students range from HR and marketing managers to finance analysts, researchers and policy-makers for local, national and international government agencies. International students find that our MBA improves their business knowledge and equips them for a career in business management or consultancy.

See all admissions requirements

Applicants need a minimum of 3 years of supervisory professional experience to apply


Career opportunities

Our graduates have found employment in all kinds of organisations, including private sector and public sector, small and medium-sized, national and international. MBA graduates are particularly likely to be hired within the manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance, technology, consulting and retail industries.

Our MBA graduates have advanced their careers and changed their lives. Imagine what a difference an MBA can make in yours

Nottingham Business School also incorporates a focus on sustainability and responsible corporate practice into MBA courses, ensuring that you will be prepared to act as an ethical leader in today’s business landscape.

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