University of Birmingham

About Distance Learning at Birmingham

Students can become valued leaders in their fields with an online postgraduate degree from the University of Birmingham.

As a leading global university, the University of Birmingham combines its long history of rigorous academics and the informed expertise of international faculty with innovative educational methods.

As a member of the Russell Group, it is part of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities. The University connects students to top scholarly research and helps them network with its links.

Online Platform

Birmingham’s flexible online learning platform presents a modern solution for today’s graduate students, connecting them with an international network of peers and module leaders, who are experts in their fields; plus offering a level of freedom that goes beyond that of a traditional campus setting.

Study Options

The online learning courses online offer are:

  • Distance Learning Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Distance Learning Masters of Science in International Business (MSc IB)
  • Distance Learning Masters of Public Administration (MPA)


Recently named University of the Year in both The Times and The Sunday Times, the University of Birmingham has been challenging the leading minds of tomorrow and empowering them with real-world knowledge for more than a century.

Distance Learning MBA

Students can build on their business knowledge to reach new levels of success in their professional life with an online MBA from Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. By pairing informed, contemporary content with a dynamic online learning platform, this course equips students with immediate career benefits.

The instructional material in the online MBA is interactive, engaging and taught by expert professors and industry leaders who represent diverse international perspectives and provide comprehensive insights into the biggest challenges in the business world today.

Solutions for the Modern Business Person

The University of Birmingham is home to original thinkers; it continuously explores innovative solutions that make a positive impact on people, society and industry. Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Association of MBAs and the European Quality Improvement System.

The Financial Times ranked this MBA the 13th best in the UK and 26th best in all of Europe in its 2014 Global MBA Rankings, and the programme also ranked in the top 12 in The Economist in 2013, further demonstrating its world-class nature.

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The Distance Learning MSc in International Business

Birmingham’s online Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business, offered by the Birmingham Business School, equips students in the early stages of their professional lives, the critical business skills and international perspective required to achieve their long-term career goals.

This progressive online degree will prepare students for a versatile career as a business leader without borders, all without having to relocate to continue their education. Birmingham’s advanced online learning platform will allow students to intimately engage with module material and in turn develop their understanding of global business.

With an emphasis on engaging case studies, videos and literature that highlight up-to-the-minute, real-world examples, the MSc in International Business course takes an innovative approach to online learning.

Birmingham’s highly interactive course is overseen by expert academics in globalisation, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations.


Birmingham’s in-house Careers in Business team and experienced consultants provide specialist careers support services for the exclusive use of Birmingham Business School postgraduate students. Students are offered personal advice and guidance, access to online career development resources, mock telephone or Skype interviews, guidance on managing social media such as LinkedIn and more.

Students will also be taught the employment strategy to go to the next level and how to open doors to a wide range of potential employers globally.

The Distance Learning Masters of Science in International Business

As a postgraduate student at Birmingham Business School, students will have access to the specialist careers service, Careers in Business. This service is only available to postgraduates and provides support with job applications and interviews, job hunting and skills development.

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