MBA - University of Bradford
The Bradford University School of Management has been providing students with an opportunity to study for an MBA via distance learning since 1998. At Bradford they appreciate that many of their students have to juggle work and family commitments alongside their studies. As such they allow their students to develop their managerial skills and knowledge at a pace which suits their individual needs.
In November 2012, the Bradford School of Management achieved AACSB accreditation, joining an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the ‘Triple Crown’of accreditations.
The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.
Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and a distance learner on line social space called ‘The Atrium’.
Further to this while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).
All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.
Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.
Academic & professional achievements
You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.
Numeracy & literacy competences
We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent.
English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
- Internet-based TOEFL:
- For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
- For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or
- PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.
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