The Open University Global Online MBA

Our globally recognised OU MBA allows you to study flexibly around your life.

  • Exceptional quality - our triple-accredited status puts us in an exclusive group of just one per cent of business schools worldwide.
  • Flexibility - study anytime, anywhere. On your laptop, tablet or phone.
  • Affordability - pay-as-you-go option through our Open University Student Budget Account
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The Open University flexible MBA

The Open University Global Online MBA is a unique distance learning qualification that builds business skills in the workplace, enabling you to critically assess multiple perspectives and apply new understanding in practice as you study.

Global Online OU MBA

  • Duration: 2-7 years
  • Cost: £17k – £24k*
  • 3 compulsory face-to-face residential schools
  • Triple-accredited

*Cost dependent on UK resident or international student.

Designed for practising senior and middle‑level managers, it emphasises strategic analysis, interdisciplinary skills, creativity and innovation. Its strong international emphasis and global reputation makes it highly attractive to ambitious executives all over the world.

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Globally and professionally endorsed

Our triple-accredited status puts us in an exclusive group of just one per cent of business schools worldwide.

A partnership between The Open University and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK, aims to develop strategic and leadership skills within the sector. Read more about the collaboration: New partnership drives strategic skills development in logistics and transport sector

Global community

The impact of cultural differences is a theme that runs through and unites all the courses, developed by academic staff of wide international experience. During your studies you’ll have access to the knowledge and experience of peers in more than 75 countries – and when you graduate, you automatically become a member of our powerful Global Online OU MBA Alumni and Careers Network (more than 28,000 members in over 125 countries).

The MBA has changed my life. It is a brilliant investment into your life and career; it will open many doors for you and above all, it is a really rewarding experience.

Celia Morris
MBA graduate, Alumni of the Year Award winner 2022
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