Online MBA: Admissions requirements

To be eligible to apply for our Online MBA or Online MBA Fast Track, you will need to have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK honours degree (2.1 or above), plus a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience at a management level.

In very exceptional circumstances, a student will be considered without a bachelors degree if they can demonstrate that they have been in a senior management position for more than eight years. In this case, supporting evidence and an initial assessment (via an online interview) will be required.

Entry requirements checklist

  • Completed online application form: Email admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk to let us know that you intend to apply for the Online MBA, along with your intended start date. We will then send you a unique user link to submit your documents.
  • Degree and minimum GPA: An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK honours degree (2.1 or above).
  • Transcripts: You will need to submit academic transcripts from all previous qualifications to verify your educational background. These can be scanned and emailed, but please ensure they are official copies.
  • Statement of purpose: This is your chance to explain your motivation for applying, your educational and professional background, and why you feel the online course is right for you.
  • Two references: Your references can be in the form of letters of recommendation, sent as a PDF via email, or as an email from the referee’s professional account. All references sent directly from the applicant must be accompanied by either a wet signature, letterhead or a business card relating to your chosen contact. If a reference is sent from a corporate email account, this is not required.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé: You may need to supply an up-to-date CV, so we can verify your skills and experience. This helps us to make sure you have the right entry requirements and appropriate background for the course you wish to study.
  • Evidence of language: If English is not your first language, studying online at a UK University can be very challenging. That’s why we make sure that you have the right language skills to succeed from the start. Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to supply evidence of an up-to-date English language certificate or alternative qualification. For more information about our English language criteria, visit our dedicated page or speak to us to find out more.
  • Additional requirements: Minimum of 3 years’ supervisory professional experience. Two academic or vocational references.

If you have a question about your application, contact us and we will be happy to help.

International students

If English is not your first language, studying online at a UK university can be very challenging. That’s why we take the time to check that you have the right language skills to succeed from the start. After submitting your application, you will be asked to supply evidence of an up-to-date English language certificate or alternative qualification. For more information about our English language criteria, visit our dedicated page or speak to us to find out more.

Transfer credits

Unfortunately, transfer credits are not accepted for this course.

When to apply

  • You can join this course in either January, May or September each year.
  • Applications will close approximately one month before your intended start date.