The Open University MBA

By studying for an MBA with The Open University, you’ll benefit from an elite education with a UK business school and gain a highly respected qualification.

To date, more than 25,000 students have successfully completed our MBA. We believe our MBA is popular because we’re the only distance-learning provider to be triple accredited while specialising in flexible learning. Our MBA is respected worldwide, by both students and employers.

As with all Open University qualifications, you can study anytime, anywhere, however suits you.

Key features of The Open University's MBA

Prestige: The Open University Business School has triple accreditation (from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), which makes it elite, and among the top one percent of business schools in the world.
Global reach: Since launching the MBA programme in 1989, The Open University has successfully produced 25,000 MBA graduates in 128 countries worldwide.
Practicality: Our unique learning method of ‘practice-based action learning’ brings the MBA to life at your workplace. What you learn today, you apply tomorrow at work - giving you immediate results.
Flexibility: Tools such as the OU Anywhere app enable you to download course materials online or offline, allowing for a truly mobile learning experience.

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What our students say

I chose the course at The Open University for two reasons; I know that an OU degree is internationally recognised, including in Germany, so that was one of the main reasons; but also, the online forums, face-to-face tutorials and the residential school in London and other cities. It was great to speak to so many English and international students.


David Kowatsch, Germany

Enrolment deadlines

12 September 2019
Undergraduate courses - October 2019 start
19 September 2019
Postgraduate courses - October 2019 start
9 January 2020
Undergraduate courses - February 2020 start

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