About the university
As one of the world’s leading business schools, Bradford University School of Management is recognised for the quality, flexibility and career progression of its graduates. That’s why, Bradford University School of Management has the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditation and is ranked within the Financial Times Top 50 European Business Schools.
In November 2012, Bradford University School of Management achieved AACSB accreditation, joining an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditation.
The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.
World Class Rankings
Financial Times Online MBA 2014 rankings (Financial Times, March 2014)
– Global Top 20 Online MBA (8th in the world, 3rd in the UK)
– No.1 in the world for career progression
– 3rd in the world for value for money
Financial Times European Business School rankings (Financial Times, December 2013)
– European Top 30 MBA
– European Top 50 Business School
Bradford University School of Management is also ranked as one of the world’s Top 200 Business Schools that employers want to recruit from. (QS Global 200 Business School report, 2013/14)
Triple Crown Accreditation
Bradford University School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools in the world (less than 1%) to have the prestigious “Triple Crown” of accreditations:
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and a distance learner on line social space called ‘The Atrium’.
Further to this while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford University and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).
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Studying the MBA
Distance learning students usually study 2 modules every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units (8 learning units and 1 revision unit). Students are expected to work through 1 unit per module per week. This format ensures that students have a number of weeks at the end of the module for examination revision (if the module is assessed by an exam) assignment work and general recuperation.
Through completing 2 modules every 3 months, by the end of year 1, students will have studied 8 modules. In year 2, progressing at the same rate, students take the remaining 2 compulsory modules and 4 cycle 2 modules. The completion of these remaining modules takes 9 months. In the final 3 months students start (and can complete) the management project. Many students see the management project as a key part of the MBA experience, putting the skills they have learnt into practice. To facilitate this learning experience we allow students to register for the management project at a time that is convenient to them. Once a student has registered for the management project, Bradford will allow the student up to 12 months to complete the project.
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The Bradford University School of Management distance learning MBA allows students to vary the speed of their progression through the programme to suit their own individual needs. As such, you can choose to take just one module in a quarter or defer your studies altogether, for a short period of time. As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years. On average students take 3 years to complete the programme.
The standard entry criteria for the distance learning MBA are:
At least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience.
A first degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or relevant professional qualification.
Evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent.
If English is not your first language evidence of your proficiency in English may be requested through a recognised test ( IELTS score of 6.5, Pearson Test of English score of 60 or TOEFL score of 94 will be accepted).
All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you can still apply but will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). An academic recommendation based on interview will also be considered.
Over 90% of students with RDI said they combine work with their studies. Our ability to deliver the highest quality learning in the most flexible way, means that you don’t have to put your career on hold to increase your long-term potential.
“I am in the middle of my dissertation now but have managed to get a dream job with one of the world’s largest consulting companies! A huge part of this is attributed to me undertaking an MBA and the subsequent support received from RDI.” Scott, MBA
You are looking at how you might develop yourself and give yourself that competitive edge. Self-improvement and good qualifications are, without question, a good investment. Students may be looking to secure their current role, increase their confidence, gain promotion or switch careers, and flexible learning with RDI allows them a low risk solution which fits alongside their studies.
“The uniqueness of the programme made it easy for me to combine my work with studies as the programme was amazingly flexible. It was like having the best of both worlds, my job and studies were both going on simultaneously with the least of stress.” Lucky, BA (Hons)
Because your studies run alongside your work, many students find that they feel the impact of their course long before graduation.
“Since I’ve started the program last October, I’ve been promoted to Director of Marketing and I’ve definitely seen the positive results from my employer and on me personally. I have gained the confidence and knowledge to continue my education despite the sacrifices of being a career woman, a mother and a wife.” Gaylene, Graduate Diploma (Hons)
Thousands of students are taking the opportunity to invest in themselves and their future through RDI and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals too.