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MBA’s through distance learning


Does anyone know of any providers of MBA programmes which can be completed through distance learning?

We have evaluated the Hawksmere five-day course already but do not feel it appropriate in this case. Any ideas you might have would be gratefully received!
Stephanie Oliver

8 Responses

  1. MBA
    There is a book filled with all the sorts of MBA you can do which evaluates the MBA and also considers the GMAT non GMAT approaches. It also considers the perception of the MBA coming from a lesser known institution. The book is called ‘What MBA’ and is non partisan. It is about £40 and available from Waterstones and all good retailers.

    The OU also do an MBA but organisations can be a little snobby about the distance learning approach which may only be relevant if you want to work for one that considers MBA as a status symbol.

    University of Leicester also do a distance learning MBA so there is a good range of traditional and new.

    I hope this helps and good luck!

    Training By Design Global Ltd

  2. Edinburgh Business School – Heriot-Watt University -MBA program
    I have recently enrolled in this program (I am located in Canada) and so far I am very impressed with the content and the overall support.

    Their website is

    Good Luck with your search.

  3. Distance Learning MBA = OU
    I have recently been studying my Professional Diploma for Business Mgmt with the Open University and I am planning to take my MBA with them next year – they are fantastic! In the top ten of MBA’s in Europe, the facilities and materials used are excellent. highly recommended, although quite expensive.

  4. Distance learning MBA – quality issues
    There are a number of DL MBAs but only a few which are recognised as quality programmes with AMBA or EQUIS accreditation.

    The OUBS is generally recognised the best DL offer by providing world class materials and in the UK and Europe excellent support. A key aspect of OU is tying the learning into the student’s own organisation rather than sterile case studies.
    I admit bias having chosen OUBS for my MBA.

    You might like to contact AMBA for more information.

    Stay well away from some of the many providers from lesser universities

  5. Distance learning MBA – Warwick Business School
    Hello Stephanie

    As with others replying to this request, I’m writing to advocate the MBA programme on which I work: the Warwick MBA by distance learning.

    A previous respondent has mentioned the importance of accreditation. Warwick’s DL MBA is one of the very few in Europe that has UK (AMBA), European (EQUIS) and American (AACSB) accreditation for its programme.

    We are international, very flexible, high quality and you will be very well supported.

    This isn’t the place for a full-blown ad, so if you want to find out more, check out our websites at


    Good luck with your search. My advice: ask the difficult questions and think carefully about where this fits with your lifestyle and your learning styles.

    Stuart Sutherland

  6. Open University
    I’m studying for an MBA with the OU and am very pleased with the quality of the materials. Each module also has it’s own on-line conferences which students can access if they want to – not compulsory. Each tutorial group also has it’s own conference – usage varies from group to group.

  7. MBA
    Talk to Luois Searchwell at BTC Group
    01492 660000
    The e-learning has application sharing with others – live! It might be worth a look!


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