Frequently asked questions about our Online MBA course:
When can I start the Online MBA course?
There are three intakes per year: January, May or September.
How long does the Online MBA course take to complete?
You have several options. You can double up on modules to graduate in as little as 1.5 years, or balance full-time work with your studies to graduate in 2.5 years. If you prefer, you can pause your studies and take up to five years to complete the MBA.
How is the Online MBA course delivered?
During your time on the course, you’ll work and study through a mix of video lectures, real-life case studies and interactive assignments.
Students also have the opportunity to discuss coursework with classmates, ask questions of faculty 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.
Rather than schedule synchronous sessions that require you to log in at specific times, we record lectures to give you the freedom to study around your other commitments.
How many hours per week are required?
We recommend setting aside 12–15 hours per module per week for study – but that is flexible.
There will be deadlines within each module, and some may require you to allocate extra time. By receiving your calendar at the start of your course, you’ll be able to create your own schedule.
Can I complete an Online MBA at NTU while in full-time employment?
Yes. The course is tailored to fit around your lifestyle and is well suited to students with full-time work commitments or family obligations. You study the course online and there are numerous ways of interacting with the curriculum that can work with your schedule.
If you have the freedom to work part-time while studying, or have the option to take a sabbatical, you may choose the shorter Online MBA Fast Track to get your qualification sooner.
How much will the Online MBA cost?
The total tuition fee for this course is £17,000. This can be paid in full or in instalments.
Fees are for the 2021/22 academic year intake and will not increase so long as you complete your studies within three years of enrolment.
What job prospects are there after qualifying?
MBA graduates will have the skills and knowledge to help find employment as senior managers in all types and sizes of organisations, from global corporations to SMEs and start-ups.
This is down to the curriculum followed on all three versions of the course, which has been carefully curated to include the skills and knowledge desired most by today’s employers.
The international recognition and accreditation of both Nottingham Business School and its Online MBA means there are opportunities to work anywhere in the world after graduation too.
More information: Who hires MBA graduates?
How are students assessed?
This course is 100% assignment based, which means that you will not have to take any exams throughout your studies. You will participate in essays, group work, quizzes and more. It is a mixture of graded and ungraded assignments that each contribute to your final mark.
What are the admissions requirements?
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.
Why study an Online MBA at Nottingham Business School (NTU)?
The Nottingham Business School’s Online MBA courses are flexible and designed to fit around your lifestyle and work commitments.
We offer a unique learning style characterised by a highly personalised student experience and an emphasis on experiential learning, and our academic focus is on responsible and sustainable leadership. Plus, as you learn with an international cohort of business professionals, you’ll gain a global perspective that will inform your career and give you an advantage in your work.
In addition to our faculty of highly acclaimed teaching staff, we have links to over 600 companies worldwide, including Barclays, Experian, Santander, Rolls Royce, and Boots, which means we are in a great position to open doors for our students.
I live outside of the UK. Will the curriculum apply to business in my country?
Yes. Business is undeniably global and our curriculum has been designed to reflect that reality, providing students with a personalised learning experience which can be applied in real-time from day one.
Research shows that 64 percent of employers worldwide value international experience in hiring decisions, meaning your work with NTU’s international community of learners will give you a competitive edge - with 40 countries represented across our online MBA programmes, you will be exposed to a diverse range of global business experiences and perspectives from your peers throughout your studies.1
Why study an online MBA at Nottingham Business School?
Nottingham Business School is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education.
The School is also accredited by the Small Business Charter and is also one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).
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Start your journey with NTU today
To learn more about our Online Master of Business Administration, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (International).