• World’s first accredited online MBA launched

Birmingham Business School’s wholly online MBA has become the world’s first to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AMBA has previously accredited online courses which have a residential component, but never one which is completed entirely on the internet.

Dr Michael Shulver, director of the distance learning MBA, said: “Securing AMBA accreditation for Birmingham Business School’s online MBA reflects the very high standards we have set in designing and delivering this programme of study using the latest technology and teaching methods.

“Previously, no institution has ever applied for accreditation as a wholly online programme. We knew that in working with AMBA on the pilot accreditation we would be subject to increased scrutiny, and that the accreditation process would incur an element of risk. However, I am delighted at the outcome; we have re-defined the distance learning MBA for a 21st Century market.”

The online MBA is not the only distance-learning Masters offered by the University of Birmingham. Students can also study a Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business or a Masters in Public Administration (MPA).

They also recently restructured their MBAs to give students more flexibility and allow them to choose how and where they study each module.