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University of Bradford MBA

University of Bradford MBA

University of Bradford MBA


Making a difference and changing lives through equality of opportunity

At the University of Bradford, our focus is on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact. We are committed to social inclusion and our work to expand opportunity and enable students to reach their potential has led to us topping the Social Mobility Index of English universities for the last two years.

Our students belong to a supportive University community and achieve the best outcomes as graduates. Our University Strategy sets out our ambitions for 2025, which we will achieve by using our proud heritage as a springboard and remaining steadfast in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We will harness our strengths in research, innovation, teaching and partnerships to extend our reputation, influence, and impact. All of this will create a values-led culture that is inclusive and effective in enriching lives and benefitting society.

Strategies, Policies, Mission and Values

Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of our mission as an institution and our corporate strategy.

Our values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving our goals, we do so as fairly and as well as possible.

Our mission, vision and values

At the University of Bradford we focus on creating the conditions for social, cultural and economic impact. Through this focus our research, innovation and teaching shapes the futures of individuals and societies. Our rich heritage of, and commitment to, applied research, teaching and social inclusion will be used to drive strategic partnerships which extend our influence and impact, while achieving our strategic ambitions.

Our mission

To drive sustainable social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation.

Our vision

Our vision is a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity where people want to, and can, make a difference. We will be known as the place to be to make that difference.

Our values

We will be an organisation that embodies our values in everything we do. These values are:

  1. Excellence - excellence is at the heart of everything we do
  2. Inclusion - diversity is a source of strength and must be understood, valued, supported and leveraged
  3. Innovation - we give invention light and celebrate creativity and innovation
  4. Trust - trust is the foundation of our relationships, underpinned by integrity in all we do


  • 9,960 students in the 2020/21 academic year
    • 7,793 undergraduate
    • 1,875 postgraduate taught
    • 292 postgraduate research
    • 8,809 full-time, 932 part-time, 219 distance learners
    • 8,413 UK residence and EU, 1,547 non-EU
  • 1,452 staff in the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Over 145,000 alumni across 175 countries


    • 1st in England for impact on social mobility (Higher Education Policy Institute's English Social Mobility Index 2021)
    • Distance Learning MBA ranked 1st in the world for value for money, 2nd for its overall salary increase for MBA graduates three years after graduating, 5th for ‘international mobility’, and 4th for the student demographics, with 72% of those on the course classed as international students (Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2021)
    • Top 10 in UK for Civil Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)
    • Top 20 in UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)


    • Founding Member of the World Technology Universities Network
    • First British University of Sanctuary
    • Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) for Pharmacy Curriculum Team (2018)
    • Queens Anniversary Prize for work in Dementia (2016)
    • Athena Swan Bronze Award for tackling women's inequality in Higher Education (2016)
    • Triple Accredited Business School: School of Management


    • Richmond Road, BD7 1DP, Bradford