University of Leicester
Top UK MBA with Workshops in Dubai and Beirut

University of Leicester
United Kingdom, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon
European MBA

Your decision to join the Master of Business Administration distance education programme will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. If you demand first-rate academic standards, are willing to have some of your basic managerial assumptions challenged, and are ready for the hard work involved, you will find studying the MBA programme to be a rewarding and enriching experience.
Every year, you will also be invited to attend the University of Leicester MBA summer school (optional) where you will visit the University, meet fellow students and faculty and participate in a week long MBA experience.

Great Career Prospects
The University of Leicester MBA is your opportunity to invest in your career. According to a survey conducted by in 2012, companies in the Middle Eastern region are showing a 40% jump in demand for MBA graduates with an average salary increase of 33.3%.

Great Flexibility
Flexible study allows you to get ahead without taking a career break and means that you can fit your studies into your lifestyle.

Great Support
You will benefit from studying with a University that has a huge amount of experience in delivering distance learning education. We have more than 8,000 blended learning (online + workshops) students - making it part of our core provision and implies that our teaching and learning support is well developed for this kind of learning.

Our MBA is AMBA accredited and is one of the most competitively priced AMBA accredited MBAs.

The University of Leicester is highly ranked, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including: 10th in the Guardian, 14th in the Times and 16th in the Complete University Guide. Awarded 'University of Year' runner-up - Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014, the university has also climbed 35 spots (from 196 – 161) within the Top 200 universities in the world.
Under the grant of a Royal Charter, The University of Leicester now has nearly 20,000 students with more than 8000 studying independently throughout the world of Leicester's international courses for professional adults. Founded in 1921, Leicester is a top UK University, recognized as a leading international centre for teaching and research.

In the Middle East
Stafford is a Resource Centre for UK Universities in the Middle East and Levant and was the very first provider of Distance Learning Education to be established in UAE in 1993. Stafford has partnered with the University of Leicester to provide MBA programmes in the region and also offers courses in various disciplines including Diplomas, Certificates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates.

Programme Info

Accreditation: AMBA (Association of MBA's)
Rankings: In UK: The University of Leicester is highly ranked, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including:

  • 10th in the Guardian (Business and Management Studies),
  • 14th in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide (15th, 14th and 14th in the previous 3 tables)
  • 'University of Year' runner-up - Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014.
  • 16th in the Complete University Guide. 

  • Ranks in the world’s top 2% universities – has risen to 161st place, up from 196 last year. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
Type of Programme: Online Distance Learning MBA
Starting Dates: February / June / November
Length of course: Min 2 years. Max 40 months
Specialist Options: 
MBA (Marketing) 
MBA (Finance) 
MBA (Quality Management) 
MBA (Employee Relations) 
MBA (IT Management)


University Degree: An undergraduate Degree from an approved Institution and equivalent to a UK Honours Degree or an acceptable professional Qualification
English Language: We accept the following tests and minimum scores:

  • TOEFL: 250 (Computer) or 575 (Paper) plus TWE 4.0
  • IELTS: 6.5 with 7.0 in writing preferred
  • The University of Leicester English language test which is available exclusively with Stafford.
Age: Candidates will normally be aged 25 or over
References: 2 recent professional or academic references
Work Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of managerial work experience


Tuition fees:
USD 16,038, online books and course material (study and reference), online support & online library access, university admin and academic support, individual consultations. 




Telephone: +966 552 633 037


(All other locations in the Middle East can contact our UAE Office)

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