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Study by Distance Learning

The online MBA qualification will be the same as that studied on campus and is delivered through Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment) and the University of Wales Online Library. Additionally potential employers frequently recognise and value the commitment made by an individual studying by distance learning or online. Moreover studying an MBA by distance learning or online allows the individual to continue to apply their new found knowledge in the work place and to further develop their career during their studies.

Download brochureWhen you study through Magna Carta College we provide you with professionally developed MBA distance learning or online study materials. The MBA study materials have been developed to provide sequential learning with continual access to self assessment and task based progress measurement. On enrolment on the online MBA course, each individual is allocated a tutor for academic support who can be contacted by email, telephone and through Moodle. Each individual will also have access to a student support co-ordinator who will be there for administrative advice to make the MBA learning experience successful and enjoyable.

University of Wales

Founded by Royal Charter in 1893, the University of Wales is the degree-awarding body for the majority of higher education students in Wales, as well as for many at other higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and overseas. The University’s position enables it to focus not only on its primary functions as a degree-awarding body and provider of services to the Welsh higher education sector but also, as a national institution, on playing an enhanced role in protecting and promoting the economy, culture and language of Wales.The University is a major national institution in Wales. While it is, of course, committed to helping to fulfil the educational and economic needs of Wales and to supporting its linguistic, cultural, and national heritage, the University is also committed to its international role and to enhancing its standing across the UK and overseas. As well as its validation role and the international projects undertaken by its Global Academy, the University sponsors a number of cultural initiatives, such as the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize, for young writers, which attracts entries from all over the world.“Validation is the process by which an awarding institution judges that a programme developed and delivered by another institution is of an appropriate quality and standard to lead to its award.” (The Quality Assurance Agency.) While the majority of the University’s students study in Wales, the University’s very successful and highly regarded international validation operation is also an important dimension of its work. This enables overseas institutions to offer the University of Wales degree at an equivalent standard to the degree offered in Wales itself. Validation is important in fostering links between Wales and other countries and many of the University’s graduates are now in positions of influence overseas. Last year, more than 19,000 students were registered on validated courses of the University of Wales and nearly 4,000 graduated with the University’s degree. Altogether, more than 40,000 students have been awarded degrees since the validation operation began in 1975. The maintenance of academic standards is of paramount importance for validated courses, as it is for courses offered within Wales. The University is rightly regarded as a role model in this respect. Its processes compare very favourably with those of other institutions in the UK and positive reports received following independent reviews, favourable audit reports from the Quality Assurance Agency and the University’s reputation overseas attest clearly to the high esteem in which its validation work is held.


The minimum duration is one year and you have up to five years to complete the programme. Most people will complete it in two to three years.

Mode of Delivery

  • You could complete your entire programme online via the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).
  • We also offer two weeks residency in Oxford (optional)


At present there are two specialisations to choose from. Magna Carta College also offers a Masters Entry  Diploma for candidates who do not fulfil the entry requirement for the MBA

Entry Requirements

  • First degree from an approved university equivalent to at least a UK second class honours, or a corresponding professional qualification, OR At least two years’ relevant full-time work experience.
  • English ability equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, where the medium of undergraduate study was not English.
  • Candidates who do not meet our academic or English requirements should consider our Pre-Masters Bridging Diploma. This degree will bring you up to the academic level required to study our MBA, and also includes a full course in English. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Anybody who has achieved well at Level 4 education may apply to our Pre-Masters Diploma programme.


Magna Carta College MBA and Pre-Masters Programmes are fully validated by the University of Wales. On completion of your Degree at Magna Carta College, you will receive your final award from the University of Wales.

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MBA in International Management
MBA in International Business Law

MA in Marketing

MSc Business Information Management
Masters Entry Diploma (Business and Law)


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