Frequently asked questions about our MBA course
When can I start the Online MBA course?
There are three intakes per year: September, January, and May.
How long does the Online MBA course take to complete?
The Online Master of Business Administration takes two and a half years to complete.
How many hours per week are required?
The course will take approximately 12.5 to 15 hours per week.
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 accord with your schedule.
How much will the Online MBA cost?
Tuition fees for the entire 2.5-year course are £15,900 and can be paid in modular instalments.
Fees are for the 2018/19 academic year intake and will not increase so long as you complete your studies within three years of enrolment.
Are there options within the curriculum?
Yes. Our MBA course can be tailored to particular professional goals. You can choose to study an MBA with Data Analytics or a core MBA. Learn more about the MBA curriculum.
How does NTU's Online MBA address ethical practices?
Our Online MBA is further distinguished by a focus on sustainable corporate practices, responsible leadership and value-led organisations, in line with Nottingham Trent's status as a First-Class sustainable university having been ranked 3rd in the UK by People and Planet University League 2017.
What job prospects are there after qualifying?
MBA graduates have found employment as senior managers in all types and sizes of organisations, from global corporations to SMEs to start-ups. Data Analytics graduates may be interested in roles including data analyst. Learn more about specific career opportunities for MBA and Data Analytics graduates.
How are students assessed?
Students are assessed multiple ways, including essays, consultancy reports, exams, case studies, presentations and reflective reports. Find out more.
What are the admissions requirements?
In order to enrol on our MBA course, you need to have:
a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent qualification
a minimum of three years professional supervisory experience
a letter of recommendation
a statement of purpose
an up-to-date CV
International students will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements) or a TOEFL.
In very exceptional circumstances, a student will be considered without a degree if they can demonstrate that they have been in a senior management post for more than eight years. In this case, supporting evidence and an initial assessment (via 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 800 companies worldwide, including Barclays, Tesco, 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 we strive to incorporate that reality throughout the MBA curriculum. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to lead in business wherever you're building your career. Research shows that 64 percent of employers worldwide value international experience in hiring decisions, meaning your work with NTUs international community of learners will give you an edge as you apply what you learn at work.
Who is Nottingham Business School Accredited by?
Nottingham Business School is AACSB-accredited which puts it in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world and we also hold EQUIS Accreditation by EFMD. Fewer than 1 percent of business schools worldwide have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, confirming the rigorous and innovative standards of our teaching and research, and the balance we consistently strike between academic quality and professional relevance. For more information on our other accreditations, please visit the Business School accreditation page here.
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).