Online MBA Courses
The Open University MBA is triple accredited
The Open University Business School is one of the few institutions worldwide that are triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. These are internationally recognised quality standards which independently validate the quality of the school's teaching, research and operations. The school undergoes regular reviews to ensure that standards are maintained and has successfully retained its triple accredited status since 2004. BA Business Studies and other undergraduate programmes are accredited through inclusion in these reviews.”
Employers value our global MBA because it delivers consistent, high quality development and shared terminologies to high potential executives wherever they are located.
Developing the global leader
The OU MBA has evolved in the light of the latest business research and management thinking since its introduction in 1993.
It is an executive MBA designed to develop global leaders by emphasising the practice of management to ensure that knowledge and skills gained are matched by improvements in performance. Theory is not under played but is the catalyst for this practical improvement.
The approach develops your ability to design and implement business change, to the benefit of both your career and your organisation.
The OU also hosts MBA Webinars on a regular basis (click here for details on upcoming events).
Why is our online MBA so popular?
- Our executive MBA accesses the world’s largest community of MBA management practice. It’s the cornerstone of future professional development for global leaders
- Because of our commitment to research, the OU MBA is guided by the latest business thinking
- Your new knowledge and skills are put into practice immediately and study draws upon your daily management activity
- You can study wherever you are, at anytime and over an extendable period of time (up to seven years)
- You can have entirely online tuition from virtually anywhere in the world or you can take advantage of face-to-face tutorial opportunities
- Making a difference, to the student, the organisation and the world in general, is the core objective of The Open University MBA.
Global reach, local relevance
Managers in over 75 countries are studying our global MBA because of its international relevance. The impact of cultural differences is a theme that runs through and unites all our MBA courses. By focusing on current work practice, local and organisational contexts are interwoven in all MBA study. This approach is fundamental to developing global leaders.
Immediate outcomes from an MBA course
You need an MBA to be recognised as a manager of international standing. We fast track your career because we let you study while you work and earn. Unlike MBAs which require attendance on campuses, our executive MBA links your daily work practice to management theory. Learning by your experience and that of other working managers on the course is more relevant and rewarding than any classroom activity. From day one, it makes you a more rounded and complete manager.
Blended learning experience
The global delivery approach varies by course but generally the experience will include:
- being assigned to a tutor group of about 15 students (separate tutor groups can be arranged for organisations sponsoring large number of students)
- a study calendar to help you manage your time
- OU originated textbooks written halfway between the formality of a book and the informality of a seminar to make them user-friendly and accessible
- workbooks with activities and case studies to make the experience interactive
- face-to-face tutorial sessions
- a residential school often over a weekend or a full week depending on the subject matter (online options are always available)
- assessments including written assignments and End of Course Assessments carrying university credit
- course specific web pages with electronic versions of study materials
- online forums for networking with fellow students and tutors
- use of multimedia including audiocasts and online videos.
In keeping with our aim to develop global leaders, our academic staff have a wide range of international experience. We owe much of our success to the diversity of our academic researchers and the inspiration of our large community of leadership practice.