Why you should study an MBA 100% online

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree designed for those already working at a managerial level but looking to progress their career further. Students will usually need three years of professional experience in managerial positions in either the private or public sector. 

In this blog, we will discuss why you should study our MBA online course at the University of Liverpool, which places the macroeconomic environment at the heart of its content, educating students on the broader implications of leadership and decision-making in the business sector.   

Students will learn about the international aspects of business and the global economy while studying core modules to provide them with the fundamental knowledge they need for roles in business management. 

The University of Liverpool Online MBA modules include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing as a Manager and Leader
  • International Business and the Global Economy
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Digital Strategic Marketing
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Advantage
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management Simulation
  • Management in Practice
  • MBA Project

You will also have a choice of two electives to tailor your education to your specialist interests, for example, Data Strategy and Analytics for Managers. 

Your current and previous related work environment will inform your studies and enable you to apply theory to practice. At the end of the course, students will be confident in leading and managing others and using problem-solving methods for a range of complex business issues. 

An MBA will ideally position you for management, leadership, and consultancy roles in the private and public sectors, including but not limited to construction, accounting, marketing, IT, finance, retail, government policy, and healthcare.

With this qualification, you could launch your own business, achieve career progression to a senior management position, or look for opportunities in a different industry.  

An online MBA enables you to obtain this internationally recognised qualification from the comfort of your own home as all course materials and lectures are accessed virtually, giving you the flexibility to continue to work alongside your studies.

What is the advantage of studying an MBA 100% online?

Studying an MBA online gives you a similar learning experience to an on-campus MBA, including high-calibre course content, but with a flexible schedule so that you can study where and when is convenient for you.

With an online MBA, ways of studying are more flexible. The online MBA gives you greater freedom to plan your study around your work and home life. Instead of reducing your working hours, wasting time travelling to campus or spending money on childcare, you can save money by accessing all course content, including learning materials, journals, and recorded lectures online, at a convenient time and place for you. However, there are fixed live classes and assessment dates.

Studying with a highly respected university online also means the course is accessible to a global audience, enabling you to connect with fellow professionals worldwide. Your learning will be enriched by collaborating with students from diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences, to expand your understanding of business and management on an international scale. 

Studying online does not mean you have to sacrifice the social interaction and support you would receive on campus. You will have plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow students and your lecturers using instant messaging, discussion forums, online classes, and interactive videos.

An online MBA also equips you with additional skills needed for a successful managerial career, such as time management, self-discipline, and problem-solving skills. 

The University of Liverpool’s online MBA is ranked #4 by CEO Magazine in their Global MBA Rankings for 2022. The university is also part of an exclusive group of institutions worldwide holding gold-standard triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. So, you can rest assured that the online MBA meets the high standards of an equivalent on-campus course. 

What does studying an MBA online look like?

The online MBA course at the University of Liverpool is approximately 30 months of part-time study, and all course content and learning materials are accessed via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This includes weekly activities that must be completed as part of the programme.

You can access recorded lectures at a time and place that is convenient for you, whether that is first thing in the morning or after work. The platform will also give you access to a comprehensive selection of e-books and journals available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support your remote study. 

The course is a combination of recorded interactive video-based lectures, discussion forums, self-directed study, and group collaboration with other peers. You will also be able to join online classes and chat with your classmates and teachers, so wherever you are in the world, you will feel fully connected. 

You will work through eleven core business management modules to equip you with the knowledge and skillset you need for complex business problem-solving. You will also have the choice of two electives to help customise your educational experience. Choose from topics such as project management, global leadership, corporate citizenship or data strategy and analytics for managers. 

You will undertake both individual assignments and group work, and you will be expected to apply theory to real-life problem-solving in your current professional role.

Student support is also a vital component of the online study experience. With the University of Liverpool, you have access to a student services team to help you support you on every step of your online educational journey. This includes academic support, provided by our experienced and passionate subject lecturers, who are experts in their own field, study skills support, with advisers on hand to help you develop your academic skills, such as planning your assignments, academic integrity and referencing; and non-academic support, with advisers available to help you with a wide range of issues and questions and, can signpost you to other services if necessary.  

When you graduate, you will also be able to join Liverpool’s exclusive Alumni Community to stay connected and receive exclusive event invites. Not only will this expand your professional network, but it may also enhance your future career opportunities. 

If you are interested in studying for an MBA online at the University of Liverpool, look at our Master of Business Administration course where you can download a prospectus and find out more about fees and entry requirements.

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