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Part-time MBA Programs in the UK

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Part-time Executive MBA MBA

The University of Edinburgh Business School United Kingdom

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) MBA

University of Kent United Kingdom

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Master of Business Administration MBA MBA

University of Liverpool Online Programmes United Kingdom

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Executive MBA MBA

Cranfield School of Management United Kingdom

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MBA (part-time) MBA

University of Northampton (UON) United Kingdom

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Master of Business Administration (Executive Part Time) MBA

University of East Anglia (UEA) United Kingdom

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Executive Master of Business Administration - Part-time Executive MBA

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde United Kingdom

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Master of Business Administration (Part-Time) MBA

University of Bolton United Kingdom

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MBA (Full-time & Part-time) MBA

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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Executive MBA for the Creative Industries MBA

Ashridge Business School United Kingdom

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MBA (Executive) MBA

The University of Bradford United Kingdom

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Modular MBA MBA

University of Exeter Business School United Kingdom

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MBA Business Administration MBA

Faculty of Art, Business and Social Science United Kingdom

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MBA Senior Leadership (Top Up) MBA

University of Portsmouth United Kingdom

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All Part-time MBA Masters Degrees

Study an Part-time MBA Course in the UK in 2024

Similar to its full-time counterpart, a part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will provide you with the skills needed to help progress your career. You will share the classroom with people from many fields of business, gaining new perspectives and a world-class degree. Studying part-time is the perfect solution for professionals who cannot or do not want to take any time out of their career. Your class schedule will be flexible, and will work around your full-time job.

A part-time MBA will allow you to continue pursuing your career, whilst also allowing you to enhance your existing knowledge of key business principles. Both your theoretical understanding and your practical application skills will be challenged, meaning that you will be in a position to accelerate your career and maximise your business performance. You will gain a holistic perspective on business concepts, allowing you to put your new knowledge and skills into good practice.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating group projects and practical sessions.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise throughout your degree. This specialisation can have an influence on the way in which your career progresses after you have graduated. Common specialisations can include:

  • International Business
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Business Consulting
  • People and Organisations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Law

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation or submit a major research project, this will give you the opportunity to further explore a favoured area of business.

The accreditation of an MBA is internationally standardised. This means that if you choose to take an MBA degree, you will be awarded a Master of Business Administration, no matter your country of study. The only element of your award title that might change is if you study an MBA in a specific area, such as MBA in Marketing.

Some degrees might be accredited or approved by professional bodies of business and management. These might include the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), or the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The duration of your part-time MBA will depend on where you choose to study, as well as how often you can attend classes. When studying part-time, you can expect an MBA to take between 3 and 8 years to complete. A part-time degree is designed to fit around your busy work and life schedule, so the timeframe is partly decided by you as the student.

An MBA is normally studied as a final degree, so further study is not common. However, you could choose to continue to broaden your studies. This could be in the form of a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), a different masters degree, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

Students of an MBA usually tend to already have a job, or an idea of their career direction. You might choose to progress in your current career, moving into a more senior role. You might also choose to change your career altogether, perhaps even moving from one industry to another. Gaining an MBA is a great way to display to global business leaders that you have an advanced expertise in a wide range of business areas, and can be a versatile employee.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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