Following are some of the best distance learning MBA programmes in the UK:

Warwick Business School
- The Distance Learning MBA is placed 1s in the UK, 2nd in Europe and 3rd globally (EIU 2008).
- It is one of only 32 programmes in the world regularly listed in the Financial Times survey of top international distance learning MBA providers.
- It was the first UK MBA to achieve triple accreditation from AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA.
- The distance programme can be completed in three to five years.

Oxford Brookes University Business School
- The Global MBA, delivered through distance learning, is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- Assessment methods include case studies, work-related assignments, contributions to seminars, exams and a dissertation or consultancy project.
- It is possible to complete the programme in 30 months.

Durham Business School
- It has been ranked in the top 10 business schools in the UK according to The Economist 'Which MBA?' ranking 2009.
- To be considered for entry to the Durham Distance Learning MBA programme, candidates should normally have a good university degree or equivalent professional qualification, and at least three years' work experience since graduation of a supervisory or managerial nature.

University of Leicester
- The Leicester MBA is one of a few to have attained accreditation for its full-time and distance learning programmes by the Association of MBAs.
- Specialist Options include Marketing, Finance, Total Quality Management, Employee Relations, IT Management.
- The University is ranked in the top 15 nationally in the Times Good University Guide 2010.

University of East London
- The MBA (International Business) is delivered by distance learning.
- The distance programme allows working managers to continue in employment whilst pursuing their studies.
- A minimum of two years work experience at a managerial or supervisory level is required for admission.

The University of Northampton
- The MBA is run on a distance learning basis, between 1 and 3 years depending on stage.
- Candidates should normally have two years work experience at supervisory level or above.
- Northampton Business School was ranked 4th equal for 'value added education' out of 109 business schools nationally in the Guardian league table 2007.

Imperial College London
- The Distance Learning MBA Programme has a modular structure and consists of three elements: core courses, a specialisation, and a research project.
- The minimum time required for completion is two years.
- Specialisations are offered in Entrepreneurship, Customer Focused Strategy, Investments and Risks, Health Management, and Telecoms Management.

University of London External System
- The MBA in International Management is developed by academics within the School of Management at Royal Holloway, U of London.
- The MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- At least three years' relevant work experience is required for the admission of MBA programme.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News and World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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