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Warwick Business School - Distance Learning MBA

Warwick Business School Distance Learning MBA Program Structure

The Warwick Distance Learning MBA consists of eight required modules, a choice of four electives, and a dissertation.  Each of the 12 modules takes approximately 100 hours, which includes a minimum of 27 hours of structured teaching. The remainder of the program is made up of guided online study and independent self-study. Students have up to four years to complete your MBA, but it is recommended to complete in two years.

The program also requires two residential weeks, which will be on campus at Warwick or at WBS London, depending on the program.  You will also meet with WBS faculty who specialize in a wide range of business and management areas.  In addition, you will participate in case studies, group work, assessment briefings, networking, careers, and study skills sessions.  Included in your tuition fee is one optional face-to-face elective mode, with teaching typically taking place over four or five days.  There are other models available at an additional cost.  All students complete their program with a final dissertation.


The eight required modules are taught online and during your residential weeks.  Your required modules will be taught through a combination
of bespoke authored text, lectures, seminars, plus group, and networking activities. For assessed group work, you will work in teams to investigate an aspect of a module in the real-world and co-create an assessed piece of work on the day. As well as undertaking eight required modules you will have the opportunity to select four electives. These may be studied online, or face-to-face at the Warwick campus or WBS London. Required modules include Accounting & Financial Management, Economics of Business of Environment, Innovation & Creativity in Organizations, Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Operations Management, and Strategic Advantage.

There are also numerous electives available including, Corporate Finance, Economics of Wellbeing, Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation, Management of Change, Management Accounting, Modeling & Analytics for Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Mergers  & Acquisitions, Strategic Marketing, and Strategy & Practice.  As part of Warwick’s electives, they also offer modules at international locations.  These change from year to year, but they are currently offered in China, India, and Mexico. In addition, topic-specific modules are located in Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

Warwick Distance Learning MBA Rankings

The Warwick Distance Learning MBA is ranked first in the world by The Economist, 2020.

Class Profile

According to the 2020 Warwick class profile, the average age of a Warwick Distance Learning students is 37 years of age.  Students also have an average of 6-15 years of work experience. There are 63 countries represented with 28% of the class being female. The top pre-employment MBA industry for Warwick Full-time MBA students is Financial Services, Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Energy.

According to the 2020 London class profile, the average age of a Warwick Distance Learning students is 36 years of age.  Students also have an average of 6-15 years of work experience. There are 23 countries represented with 39% of the class being female. The top pre-employment MBA industry for Warwick Full-time MBA students is Financial Services, Technology, Consulting, Healthcare, and Energy.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid at the Warwick Distance Learning MBA

The tuition for the Warwick Distance Learning MBA for 2021 entry is $44,550, which includes registration, tuition, examination, graduation, some study materials, flights, visas, and accommodations. To secure your placement you must submit your deposit within four weeks of receiving your offer. The tuition cost does not include residential accommodation, meals, travel – including to overseas modules and placements, graduation robes and photographs, and PIM exchange – including travel, accommodation, subsistence, and registration fee.

Please note that the Distance Learning MBA is not eligible for the Postgraduate loan through Student Finance.

Future Finance

Future Finance offers smart, flexible loans to help you reach your potential, when government student loans and scholarships are not enough. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. Please note that other sources of funding may be available.


The Warwick Distance Learning MBA requires you to have at least four years of managerial work experience. In addition, you must have upper second class honors at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. Warwick also welcomes applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve. All of our programs are delivered in English, so if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university, or not worked in an English-speaking environment for at least two years, you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognized tests of English.


January 2022 intake

Round 1: Monday 2 August 2021
Round 2: Monday 27 September 2021
Final deadline: Monday 15 November 2021

May 2022 intake

Round 1: Monday 17 January 2022
Round 2: Monday 28 February 2022
Final deadline: Tuesday 19 April 2022

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