Oxford Brookes Business School

Part-Time, Online Study or Distance Learning

  • The Oxford Brookes Global MBA degree is designed for the experienced professional who wants to study online and part time.

    We deliver your MBA programme through a blend of learning so you have the flexibility to choose distance learning via online study or on-campus delivery if you wish. This flexibility helps you fit your MBA study with your work and personal commitments and is one of the reasons the Oxford Brookes Global MBA is ranked in the top 20 distance online programmes globally.

    You interact with the MBA community of students and staff through both online study and face-to-face delivery, helping your MBA learning experience reflect today's dynamic global work environment.

    Study Online

    You can choose to study your MBA programme online with some compulsory face-to-face attendance. This may be ideal if you live internationally, travel extensively for work, have irregular work patterns/hours or you have a busy family life.

    Distance Learning support

    We take the distance out of distance learning. Wherever you are in the world, you are supported by access to the online university resources, apps, ebooks and online discussions with support from tutors and MBA administrators.

    You interact with fellow students and tutors through the Virtual Campus. With support from your dedicated Academic Advisor, both online and face-to-face (during the two workshops), you track your development and create actions for future growth.


    You can also choose to study most of your MBA face-to-face in Oxford, combined with some online study. Many modules are available to study in a six-day block. The face-to-face blocks help to intensify your learning and establish closer networks with your fellow MBA students. You can decide which modules to take face-to-face and those you wish take via distance/online study.

    Compulsory face-to-face time includes two three-day residential hotel-based workshops and one six-day on-campus module in Oxford. These are available at various times throughout the two-year period. You can choose to take these 12 days in a row, or bite-sized blocks of three and six days.


    Our part-time study MBA programme allows you to fit your learning around your work and personal commitments, in the best way to suit you. And, you can see an instant impact by implementing your learning immediately into your workplace.

    How long is an MBA?

    The Oxford Brookes Global MBA qualification takes approximately two and half years to complete and is AMBA accredited. You would usually need to dedicate 10-15 hours a week to MBA study. You can spread the cost of the MBA fees with one or two instalments per year.

    ACCA members receive credit for certain modules, fast-tracking the MBA programme, so you can complete it in 24 months.

  • Philip Deigh

    "The learning environment comes with a lot of flexibility and I felt connected. It was a truly global experience."

    Philip Deigh
    Budget Officer, United Nations Mission, Ivory Coast