Specialist online MBAs

Getting to the top in your career is tough.

It takes skill, determination and, of course, specialist knowledge. 
Our specialist online MBAs give you just that depth of understanding.

This programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA. But, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in your specialist subject.

We offer five specialist online MBAs: Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning, and Oil and Gas Management.

Study options

Our specialist MBAs are typically studied by online learning, however, you have the option to study the seven core courses on our campuses, and complete the specialism by studying the four specialist electives by distance learning. 

(only available in English)

Our MBA students

We have current students and alumni across the world.

Studying our MBA programmes in all our locations.

Active MBA students

Studying our MBA programmes in all our locations.

Graduates from our MBA programme.

MBA Alumni

Graduates from our MBA programme.

Average number of years students take to study our MBA.

How long will it take?

Average number of years students take to study our MBA.

<span style="line-height: 23.1111106872559px;">Our students study by distance learning, on-campus or with our Learning Partners.</span>

How do our students study?

Our students study by distance learning, on-campus or with our Learning Partners.

Designed around you

Our programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.


How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.



Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated advisors.


Try our student portal site

This is where you organise your studies; where you book exams, order courses and generally keep on top of things.

The username and password are: demo

Go to the student portal

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Are you ready to apply?

Our MBA is open to all

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native
language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the
English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.


How to apply