Nottingham Trent University

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the most coveted and internationally recognised postgraduate management degree in the world, and there's a good reason why. It is widely recognised as a passport to a successful management career, enabling managers with a functionalist role to take on a more senior, strategic position, and empowering senior managers to gain the in-depth, strategic knowledge they need to climb even higher.

Here at Nottingham Business School, we are proud to have developed an innovative and rigorous Online MBA, rich in real-world experiences, international perspectives and opportunities to personalise your learning around your ambitions. Significantly strengthening your management knowledge, leadership capabilities and understanding of global business.

The Online MBA will prepare you for a wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations, enabling you to see the interconnectedness of your actions. Whichever you choose, you will acquire the knowledge you need to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives.


Data Analytics Specialism
This specialism addresses the growing area of data science and science management. You'll explore methods and techniques that enable identification of data to answer strategically important questions. You'll review organisational infrastructures for capturing and managing large volumes of data, and identify database and cloud-based technologies that enhance it. Finally, you'll explore issues such as ethics, privacy, and security.

Fashion Management Specialism
This specialist route will equip fashion managers of the future with strategic, creative and commercial skills for the global fashion industry. The modules this specialism will cover include integrated marketing strategies, the application of trend predictions, new concepts and strategies for sourcing and supply chain management; and buying and mechanising functions.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  •     a first degree (normally 2.1) or an equivalent professional or academic qualification
  •     a period of professional work experience incorporating operational responsibilities – three years minimum, preferably five
  •     academic or vocational references.

In exceptional circumstances applicants without a degree will be considered, if they can demonstrate in their personal statement that they have been in a senior management position, managing people and budgets, for more than eight years.

English language requirements

  •     IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Course modules

Phase One modules

Responsible Leadership
The Values-Led Organisation
Global Marketing Management
Operations Management
Financial Management
Business Information and Decision Making
Organisations and People Management

Phase Two modules

Strategic Change Management Module

Standard Route
Customer Engagement
Managing Creativity and Innovation
Reconfiguring the Humans Resource Management Function
Advanced Global Strategic Management

Specialist route – MBA (Data Analytics)
Statistical Approaches to Data Analysis
Fundamentals of Big Data and its Infrastructure
Deriving Business Value from Big Data Systems
Practical machine Learning Methods for Data Mining

Specialist route – MBA (Fashion Management)
Fashion Branding and Communications
Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

Phase Three modules

Business Research Project

All year

Personal, Professional and Leadership Development

Assessment methods

Modules will be assessed in a number of ways, including written assignments which may take the form of essays, reports or case study analysis, presentations submitted via video or narrated PowerPoint.

Each module will have 30% of the assessment based on collaboration to online discussions of ideas, topics or cases studies. This will help you to engage online in an international community of learning practice and develop your cross-cultural collaborative and team working skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Distance learning £ 15,900 (Whole course) 30 Months

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