What are the continuing strengths of the Open University MBA?
With AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA recognition, The Open University Business School is the largest triple accredited MBA provider in the world. This guarantees our reputation as a global top-tier provider of management education- and places the OUBS in the top 1% of global business schools.
Employers value our MBA because it delivers consistent, high quality development and shared terminologies to high-potential executives wherever they are located.
Managers in over 75 countries are studying the Open University MBA because of its international relevance. The impact of cultural differences is a theme that runs through and unites all our MBA courses. By focusing on current work practice, local and organisational contexts are interwoven in all MBA study. This approach is fundamental to developing global leaders.
You need an MBA to be recognised as a manager of international standing. We fast track your career because we let you study while you work and earn. Unlike MBAs which require attendance on campuses, our MBA links your daily work practice to management theory. Learning by your experience and that of other working managers on the course is more relevant and rewarding than any classroom activity. From day one, it makes you a more rounded and complete manager.
The global delivery approach varies by course but generally the experience will include:
In keeping with our aim to develop global leaders through the Open University MBA, our academic staff has a wide range of international experience. We owe much of our success to the diversity of our academic researchers and the inspiration of our large community of leadership practice.
While on the Open University MBA, you will have access to the knowledge and experience of fellow managers around the world.
When you graduate, you automatically become a member of the MBA Alumni and Careers Network (over 23,000 members in more than 100 countries). It’s a powerful global network which you can use to your advantage throughout your career.
Over 40% of our MBA participants receive some sponsorship from their employer. We can help individuals gain sponsorship from their organisation. Read why so many employers sponsor staff on our MBA.
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The Open University, together with international partners, offers its MBA and many other programmes across the globe.