Oxford Brookes Business School

Accredited MBA Course Programme Details

  • MBA Programme Details
  • The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is an accredited MBA which develops your personal and professional expertise. You'll apply what you learn throughout your MBA as you focus on your current role and performance and how to further develop your future career.

    It’s a highly flexible part-time MBA and you can choose to study online (with some compulsory face-to-face study)* or mostly on-campus in Oxford, or through a blend of both.

    The MBA induction helps you understand the rigours of MBA study and to acquire the key MBA study skills needed to succeed. From the start we'll teach you how to critically analyse real-world cases and the fundamentals of virtual collaboration and teamwork.

    We'll encourage you to assess your career up to this point with an honest self-audit. With our support we will help you think about what you expect to get out of the MBA, and what you are able to put in.

    How long is an MBA?

    With Oxford Brookes Global MBA you can start in March or September and complete the MBA programme in two and a half years. ACCA members can receive credit for modules, so ACCA MBA students can complete a fast track MBA programme in as fast as 24 months.

    MBA structure

    The MBA syllabus has a wide range of core compulsory MBA modules, covering all key aspects of business administration and management.

  • While you study MBA subjects separately, you learn how they link up in practice through engaging case studies and ‘Leadership challenges’. During the Critical Approaches to Business module we also teach the critical thinking and research skills essential for your MBA studies and final project.

    After the core compulsory modules, you choose two MBA electives modules and, for the final stage of your MBA programme, you choose an MBA project. This can be a dissertation, an individual consultancy project, a group consultancy project or a business start-up plan. Through the final project you connect the knowledge and expertise you have gained throughout the MBA by exploring an interest in depth.

    Throughout your MBA studies we focus on your career development. During the Personal and Professional Development module you develop a personal and professional development journal which results in an assessed action plan for your career.

    Wherever you're based in the world, we'll make your MBA study experience highly personal and supportive, and while getting an MBA you will develop strong collaborative relationships with our MBA community of fellow students, alumni and academic tutors.

    *We are making some changes to face-to face time on the MBA programme which are being validated by the university. Face-to-face time will consist of 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.