The Online MBA

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In Partnership with DÜCERE, the online MBA programme provides professionals with the skills and understanding required to excel as strategic and operational managers in the modern business environment. The program is designed to provide employees with the skills and competencies to become effective supervisors, team leaders, managers and project managers.

Certifying University

  • Third oldest University Royal Charter in Wales and England
  • Students’ Choice Awards 2019, ranked Top 10 in the UK
  • HRH the Prince of Wales, Royal Patron
  • University founded in 1822
  • Four campuses
  • 13 partnerships with US universities

General Information

Delivery: 100% Online

Duration: 15-18 Months

Admission Criteria: Bachelors Degree in Business or any Bachelors + 2 years experience Or, No Bachelors degree + 5 years professional experience

Intakes: February, June, October

Program Structure (6 Core Subjects + Industry Project)

Designed to provide employees with the skills and competencies to become champions of change.

Program Overview

In today’s competitive environment, it’s not enough to have academic learning: Employers expect more.

Learning from the collective experience of other students and the world’s elite, who have all made significant achievements in their careers, accelerates the learning process and exposes you to an unprecedented breadth of leadership and business experience.

Learners will re-think business approaches by engaging together online, sharing and interrogating existing practice, and driving change through an online collaborative learning community.

Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment

The student online virtual learning environment is clearly distinguished from traditional online delivery methods, through its achievement of immersion and engagement, the use of collaboration tools, and a strong relevance to real business contexts.

Your learning experience is delivered through a leading enterprise collaboration platform. Reflecting a corporate intranet portal, you’ll communicate and collaborate, as well as access resources and support. You’ll engage with learning and assessment tasks in a manner closely aligned to real-world corporate experience.

Enhanced Support

Ducere and UWTSD both have significant experience of supporting learners at a distance. You will receive a dedicated student experience manager throughout your studies, helping you benefit from a programme of study that is designed to be relevant to your current work.

You will be engaging regularly with other MBA students as well as your tutors, learning with other people in different locations and in different business contexts, giving you an opportunity to experience a range of different perspectives.

Dynamic Insights from Global Leaders, CEO’S and Business Innovators

Aligning formal academic content with learnings shared by the Global Leaders Faculty, enhances your learning process and gives you a greater level of applied understanding

Ducere’s Global Leaders Faculty is made up of over 250 of the world’s most successful individuals, from former Presidents and Prime Ministers to CEOs, Business Innovators and Successful Startup Creators. Their insights are available for students so they can relate their academic studies to practical and industry-relevant case studies at every stage of their education journey.

Program Modules

The MBA programme consists of six, 20-credit taught modules, delivered over 12 months, followed by a significant applied research project to further the strategic outcomes of an organization. Students can work on a project approved for their own employer or can be given a strategic project on a global organization. Students who complete three 20-credit modules can graduate with an award of PG Certificate or, six modules, a PG Diploma.

  • Change and Sustainability Management (20 credits)
  • Finance for Business Managers (20 credits)
  • Global Business Challenges (20 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Major Applied Industry Project (60 credits)


With no exams, assessments include a range of written and visual assignments. Our focus is on the interrogation of theory through the context of work. The online MBA focuses its teaching and learning on the benefits that can be gained from the interaction between learners, their tutors and high-quality research and industry-led resources.

All assessments will be submitted online and will build and reflect on the collaborative activity within the modules. The tutor will provide formative and summative feedback and will be available for further clarification of feedback if requested by the student.

Progression and award will comply with the standard University regulations for Masters programmes. Arrangement for re-sit work will be provided through the University VLE. All assessments are individual coursework built on collaborative engagement in the weekly learning activities and/or related to individual professional contexts.

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