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University of Sunderland

100% online MBA with Project Management

Map your critical path to career success with a life-changing MBA from a global university

MBA with Project Management
Apply By 20 August 2024
To Start 3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete within 12 months
  • £9,146 total fees
  • Research with 'world-leading' impact

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MBA within 12 months
  2. 5 star rating for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities*
  3. Top 50 UK University**
  4. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  5. 70% of university research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  6. £9,146 total fees, option to pay £762 per module
*QS World University Rankings 2023
**Guardian University Guide 2024
***Research Excellence Framework 2021

An online MBA that develops effective and decisive project managers

Delivering projects on time, on budget and in line with stakeholder expectations requires effective management across the project lifecycle. The 100% online Master of Business Administration with Project Management provides you with the tools to do so, developing skills in scoping, planning, resource management and project delivery. This MBA is ideally suited to both project managers who want to advance into more senior and stretching roles as well as professionals from other functions and backgrounds who are seeking a career move into project management. As part of the MBA you will work through the management of an entire project, exploring and applying the processes and methodologies used in professional project management.


5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)

The online MBA that transcends the barriers of time and distance

Unlike traditional MBA courses, the 100% online MBA with Project Management from the University of Sunderland can be studied from any location in the UK and indeed from anywhere in the world, with no need to attend campus.

You will study in a collaborative and interactive online learning environment and will study with and learn from fellow online learners from across the world and from across and range of industries and sectors, providing you with rich opportunities to expand your global professional network. You will participate in group learning activities and interact with peers and tutors on discussion boards.

The flexible online MBA academic design ensures that it can be studied around work and family commitments at the times that are most convenient to you, meaning that you can earn as you learn, avoid taking a study break, continue your family life uninterrupted and enjoy the best of both worlds.

We have six start dates a year so you can begin your studies within weeks, and if you choose to study full-time you can complete this MBA within 12 months, fast-tracking your potential career progression.

A University that wins accolades for excellence in teaching, research and skills development

At the University of Sunderland our academics are at the forefront of important research in their fields. This is reflected by elements of the research in business at the University of Sunderland Business School which have been recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally important’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

We have been ranked internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rating that can be awarded to a university, a recognition of our practical focus on developing the skills that enable career progression.

Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations including Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.

What will you study?

This online MBA programme will develop your project management skills, and will enable you to scope, plan, manage resources and deliver on project plans effectively, efficiently and decisively.

You will explore the processes and tools that project managers can use to manage risk and effect programmes of change, ensuring they remain resilient and successful.

In addition, you will build a broad-based knowledge and skill set across leadership, management and other key areas of the business environment.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Effective project management
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Global corporate strategy
  • Operations management
  • Big data analytics
  • International trade
  • Financial management
  • Organisational behaviour and cultural change
  • International marketing

A global University with vast experience in online teaching and learning for a global audience

For more than 40 years the University of Sunderland has been working with international students from across the world and our international credentials are reflected in our campus locations in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London, as well as our extensive international partnerships across the world including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam. We’re proud to be a university that proactively encourages diverse learner cohorts who benefit from interactions with each other and are able to grow their global professional networks.

There is a high percentage of international students at University of Sunderland, and we have students studying by distance learning around the world. Sunderland is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and is 7th in UK for social inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

Our expertise, our cutting-edge technology and our vast experience in delivering excellent online learning experiences to global students is key to what sets the University of Sunderland and our online MBA with Project Management apart.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A UK master’s degree (or international equivalent) plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of three years’ appropriate work experience
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant organisational experience

    The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management


Total course fees
Per 15-credit module fee

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £762.