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Arden University

  • 50% international / 50% domestic

Master of Business Administration (CMI)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, this MBA degree provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Domestic Fees
$11,626 per year
International Fees
$18,901 total

About this course

Delivered exclusively online, through our Distance Learning programme this masters course can be studied at a time and place to suit you and has the added value of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation.

Working across a wide range of management disciplines - with ideas and experiences taken from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to put learning into practice during this online MBA with Arden University, providing immediate value to yourself and your organisation.

Arden believe that modern leadership requires holistic management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our international alumni and employers, we have developed this online MBA to build and hone your broad management skills for delivering strategy and change within the complex landscape of modern business.

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or diploma equivalent to a UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2). If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above  


Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day-to-day role.

A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.

To support your development, we will provide you with academic support online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page


Pay in Full

You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.


You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.

We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.

Study locations


What you will learn

You will consider your own role as manager and how you lead people, as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are further themes you will explore.

Within this framework you will study the key management functions, such as marketing, finance and HRM, but in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international Distance Learning approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Course structure


  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing within a Competitive Environment
  • Leading Transitions
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

What having the CMI accreditation means

Alongside your Masters, you’ll get a CMI Level 6 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership – industry-recognised, and a fast-track route toward Chartered Manager status.