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  • Postgraduate taught, Online
  • MBA

Global Online MBA

Gain your MBA from anywhere in the world.

A top-ranked online MBA for global professionals

Gain your MBA from anywhere in the world

Tailor your curriculum and choose a programme length to suit your career goals

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MBA

  • Duration

    21 months, 24 months, 32 months

  • Start date

    January 2025

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £50,500 Home

    • £50,500 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Online

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:2 degree or an approved professional qualification, and three years’ continuous relevant full-time work experience

View full entry requirements

Course overview

The Global Online MBA is a part-time programme, delivered in a distance learning online format that enables you to advance your career whilst studying at a global top 10 university.

You'll have options to tailor your MBA with flexcore and elective modules, specialising in areas such as analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership and marketing. In addition, you can choose to complete the programme in 21, 24 or 32 months, giving you flexibility alongside your demanding career.

This highly interactive online MBA is designed by our in-house educational technology specialists. Studying via our online learning platform, you will learn from world-class faculty at the Business School, whose academic excellence and industry knowledge will enrich your MBA experience.

Our Global Online MBA will give you the tools to become a leader who is inspiring, analytical, responsible and innovative.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

The online pre-study modules will ensure you have the basic knowledge and skills required for the start of the programme. You will complete these modules before commencing the programme.

Core modules build rapidly on your previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You will cover the general functions of management, explore essential business topics and acquire the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in whatever career you choose.

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Financial and Management Accounting 
  • Managerial Economics 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Strategy

Flexcore is a set of four key online modules of which you are required to choose at least two. By choosing your preferred modules in this way, you can personalise your MBA to study what interests you the most.

You may take more than two flexcore modules, decreasing the number of elective modules you need to complete accordingly.

  • Business Analytics 
  • Corporate Innovation  
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Leadership

Electives allow you to specialise in an area of interest or explore new avenues.

The Global Online MBA elective portfolio consists of online modules across a number of subject areas. In addition, you can choose up to two modules from the wide range of on-campus elective modules that we offer at Imperial College Business School, which are shared across our entire suite of MBA programmes.


Elective modules

In order to make an impact on a global scale, you must understand the global environment in which you are working. As an MBA student, you will have opportunities to travel to international destinations to study at partner schools and work with local businesses.

Global experiences

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes and fieldwork
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Presentations and seminars
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Formal presentations
  • Papers from a written report
  • Case studies
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are open for January 2025 entry

Applications for 2024 entry have now closed.

Application deadlines – Next deadline is 12 August 2024

Tuition fees

Tuition fee - September 2024 entry

September 2024 entry


January 2025 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Improve your career prospects by changing location, function, sector, or even starting your own business.

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MBA graduates at Imperial are highly sought after in a variety of employment sectors.

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Alumni can be found working across sectors as varied as transportation, banking, education and finance.

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Other potential career paths include communications, social media, design, and defence.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications