Search Online Master's Degrees in Business Management

All the online masters in business management on this page are from accredited, internationally recognised UK universities.

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Online Master's Degrees in Business Management FAQ

Taking a business management degree online usually takes two years to complete part-time. Some universities allow more flexibility to students taking their online master’s degrees. Many online courses allow students to spread their studies over a larger number of years.

Students need to plan on being able to dedicate 10 to 15 hours a week to study for a part-time, two-year Master’s degree.

However, each individual is different, and the time they need to dedicate to study may be more or less than the recommended amount in the course guidelines.

Most online Business Management Masters are around £10K to £15K fees level. However, the maximum available student loan is £11,836, so you may need to plan extra finance to cover the fees.

The cost of a business management master’s can vary by significant amounts between universities. Distance learning tuition fees can range from £6,000 at career-focused universities to tens of thousands at top UK business schools.

Entry to a master’s level course in Business Management typically requires a 2:1 or above in a business-related subject at undergraduate level. However, each university sets its own requirements, and you may be asked to provide evidence of career experience or attend an interview with one of the tutors.

Generally, you do not need work experience to join a business management master’s when you have a relevant undergraduate qualification. However, be aware that some courses might require management experience and a relevant bachelor’s degree.

If you have an unrelated undergraduate degree, you might be able to use your work experience to gain a place to study. As each university is different, the best advice is to contact the admissions teams once you have narrowed down your preferred courses.

Business management is a broad subject area with a wide variety of courses and specialisations available. These are examples of areas typically covered.

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Research Methods
  • Business Psychology
  • Organisational Development
  • Operational Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Change Management


Studying business management at postgraduate level develops critical thinking and business decision-making confidence, as well as nurturing softer skills required to manage people and projects.

Completing an online master’s in business Management opens career possibilities in all industries and sectors- the managerial skills developed and the professional development demonstrated are sought after by employers.

Depending on the course’s management focus, graduates can go on to work in roles such as the ones below.

  • Business Development Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Data Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Mediator
  • HR Business Partner
  • Project Manager
  • Risk Manager


Some companies require postgraduate qualifications for executive-level positions, making a master’s in business management distance learning an ideal way to qualify whilst working and maintaining career momentum. Another popular option for graduates is to use the insights gained to start their own enterprise.

A master’s in business management is not the same as an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration).

An MBA is a conversion course covering a wide range of business areas, from finance to leadership. It is designed to give a broad overview of businesses’ operations to strengthen leadership decision-making and strategy. Generally, a master’s in business management is more focused and covers a narrow set of management topics.

There is a wide range of courses available, so doing your research is key to finding the right course for you.

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