1.  The University of Manchester

As well as offering a range of MOOCs, the University of Manchester (ranked 30th in the overall world rankings) also offers various postgraduate distance learning programs, including the MSc in Human Resource Management and Development, the MSc in Management and Information Systems and the Manchester Global MBA. Thanks in large part to its well-reputed Manchester Business School, the university as a whole ranks 18th in the world for accounting, 30th for business and in the top 100 for economics.

2.  University of Birmingham   

The leading university in the UK’s second-largest city, the University of Birmingham is 64th in the overall world rankings and also features among the top 150 worldwide for accounting, business and economics. Although still growing its online education department, the school currently offers an online MBA, an MSc in international business and a master’s degree in public administration. Find the distance learning platform.

3.  Lancaster University  

Ranked 160th in the world rankings and within the top 100 for both accounting and business, Lancaster University’s distance learning platform offers a large number of online degrees and postgraduate certificates across all degree levels, including many courses in leadership and management, such as the MSc in Leadership Practice and Responsibility taught by the management school.

4. City University London

Featured in the overall world rankings at 341st, City University London is within the global top 150 for accounting, business and economics. It offers a range of international programs taught across the prestigious University of London system which also includes SOAS, Royal Holloway, LSE, Birkbeck and more. With flexible options to study online across business and management areas at all degree levels, City University also offers a distance learning LLM (Masters of Law) degree in International Business Law and an MSc in international business administration.

5.  University of Liverpool

Though it doesn’t currently appear within our FAME subject rankings, the University of Liverpool comes 123rd in the overall world rankings, and offers as many as 36 industry-focused online degrees across its academic departments. These include a master’s and PhD in business administration (MBA and DBA) and a master’s degree in management.