University of Leicester MBA School Rankings | Part-time MBA

Part-time Distance Learning MBA

Study at any, or all, of the Global Centres located in the UK, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and East & West Africa


Quarterly Fee : £2,370**
Full Course Fee : £14,210
(+VAT, if applicable)
Scholarships available*
Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

Specialisations : Marketing , Finance , Human Resource Management

Duration : 2.5 years

Accreditation: AMBA & CMI


Dual qualification : Graduates awarded with Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well.

Mode of study : Part-time Distance Learning with Regional Workshops at Global Centres, or at the University

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Application Deadline

30 Aug 2018

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About the Programme

  • The University of Leicester distance learning MBA provides students with the skills necessary to become an adept manager in today’s global business environment. The course will equip you with a thorough understanding of current and emerging theories, techniques, and practices of business management.

  • Upon partaking the Leicester MBA through distance learning, you will be able to combine online and face-to-face learning to suit your needs. The online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the annual Leicester Masterclass and regular residential workshops held at the Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best practised face-to-face, giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences and expand global interconnectedness related abilities and knowledge. The Global Centres are located in the UK, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and East & West Africa, so you can stay close to home or travel the world to broaden your horizons.

  • You will efficiently develop the skills needed to think creatively, critically and strategically about a wide range of business issues, in addition to excelling the awareness of cultural sensitivity, as well as the ability to work in a cross-cultural, multinational, team-based environment.

  • The course will allow you to integrate and apply the knowledge, approaches and methods that you have learnt to a variety of case studies and your own managerial and work experiences.

  • It allows you to concentrate on general management or to tailor the course to suit your individual career needs. Areas of specialism include Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.


  • Launched in 1989, the Leicester MBA was one of the first AMBA accredited distance learning MBA programmes in the world.

  • Dual qualification: The School of Business is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Graduates are also awarded a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

  • The Leicester MBA offers a great return on investment due to having the privilege of freedom of time and place, essentially meaning that you do not need to leave work or family when pursuing the program.

  • The final Leicester MBA Project gives you an opportunity to further your prospects by conducting a live consultancy style study in your company, exploring an industry of your choice or preparing a business plan for your next start-up.

  • As you progress through the programme you will compile a Learning and Professional Development Portfolio – a record of your learning, reflection, attainment of skills and engagement in career development. This portfolio will help you evidence your professional competencies to current and future employers.

  • Fees include all e-learning material from the University.

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Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree from an approved Institution and equivalent to a UK Honours Degree OR an acceptable professional qualification, such as CIMA or ACCA

  • At least 3-5 years relevant working experience.

  • If your undergraduate degree or other academic qualifications are not considered as equivalent to a UK Honours with a 2:2, or if you do not possess an Undergraduate Degree and wish to apply, you will be required to demonstrate at least 5 years (dependant of prior qualifications) relevant managerial work experience, and either;

    • complete a 2500 word essay in business and management which will be discussed in an online interview

    • or submit a GMAT score of 550+ achieved no more than 5 years ago

  • We also encourage applications from those with possession of either the University of Leicester's Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester's Professional Diploma in Management.

  • English language proficiency – an IELTS Test of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing OR a TOEFL Test of 250 (Computer)/575 (Paper)/90 (IBT)

  • As an alternative to the above English language requirements: The University of Leicester English Language Test which takes only 90 minutes and is available on demand.

Career Path

  • The Association of Graduate Recruiters has recognised the University of Leicester as the best institution in the UK for its best initiative to prepare students for the world of work.

  • You will have access to careers support from in-house School of Management Career Development Managers as well as the University's Career Development Service.

  • Leicester MBA graduates can be found in senior positions in a wide range of industries.


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Please Note: due to regular enhancements of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website ( and/or Terms and Conditions ( for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan