Frequently asked questions


  • Alternative MBAs are a category of business education created by private sector companies who believe they can provide a better service than traditional university courses.

    Roadmap MBA is an alternative MBA business course which provides the real world skills to help you grow a business or progress your career. This is a private sector business course and not associated or accredited by any university or third party or imply any level of learning equivalent to an OfQal qualification.

  • Nearly half the world lives on less than $6 a day. We believe in supporting millions of people who otherwise do not have access to traditional forms of business education.

  • We love education in all forms. We love universities. We love business schools. We love people being able to access information to build a better life for themselves. We hate people being excluded or unable to access this support.

  • If you want an accredited degree course that is not what the Roadmap alternative MBA offers. If you need the accredited degree there are lots of excellent options out there. The skills you will learn from the Roadmap MBA will still help you whichever course you do and also throughout your career once you graduate.

Pricing & Payment

  • FREE members can cancel anytime by closing their account.

    Paid Tier members can cancel and request a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

    Upon return receipt of all provided materials undamaged and unused, a full refund will be issued. Return postage must be paid for by the user.  If the physical course materials are not returned, or they are damaged or used, a partial refund will be issued. We are also unable to cancel the carbon offset if it has already been paid for. Any questions can be sent to

The Course

  • If you have ambitions to run your own business, you want to learn some new skills, or you’re in your career and looking to progress, this course is for you.

  • Yes. For both Free and Paid Tiers every module is included in every plan.

  • Learn in as quick as 2 minutes. You can complete the course as quick as 4 weeks with no requirement on hours per week.

  • Paid members do get a certificate demonstrating the and their 40 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) on completion of the course.

  • Most courses teach theory, asking students to read books or papers and then write a report (or exam). They are testing what you have learned, not directly helping you improve.

    We just give you the answers.

  • For Paid members, upon completion of the course and submission of your optional Roadmap MBA project to you will receive feedback to help clarify your thinking and how you can implement the skills you have learned. Following this you will be sent a Roadmap MBA CPD certificate.

    For FREE Tier members, you complete the course by going through all of the Modules and making your own personal notes to implement these in your business or career. There is no submission requirements, however you will have unlimited access to the content to support your journey.


  • Yes.

  • Yes.

  • Yes. Please contact for more information.

  • We aim to constantly refresh the materials to keep your team fully up-to-date on the lastest skills.

  • Yes of course. We know many businesses want to upskill their team but budgets are tight. Our FREE tier is perfect for this.

    If you want some extra support, we have the Paid tiers.

Past Experience or Education

  • Academic courses provide a great deal of knowledge, but we believe it is real-world skills which support your overall success.

  • Yes. When starting your career we recommend to get as much experience as you can. We recommend skimming through the course to discover the different modules and learn the basics, then come back to each to learn more when you need it during your career.

    Learning these skills will give you an advantage in your career.

  • No. We hope the course will help bring fresh ideas you can implement within your business or career, and simply skip the things you don’t need.

  • Although the course was written in English, using tools such as Google Translate you can translate every page and video transcript into your native language to support your learning.

    We do have ambitions to translate the course into multiple languages, but this will take take time.


  • We are fighting for people who feel excluded from existing providers (or are unable to access what they offer) on our mission to make business education accessible to 5 billion people.

  • We are working towards the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards and guidelines to make the web accessible to everyone.

    Improving accessibility is a journey we are committed to and we will always take feedback on how we can improve. Please send this to

  • For every Roadmap MBA purchased, we gift one to someone in the community who has the work ethic to progress but not the financial means to purchase the course. Through doing so we aim to help lift people up and create a better world of diversity and opportunity. 

    Register interest to receive a free course by emailing

  • We purposely use the brand positioning of “MBA” to denote a business course which is of high quality and to help users understand that we are an alternative to a traditional MBA, however we do recognise that some people dislike the use of the term “MBA” when we do not offer an accredited Masters degree in Business Administration.

    We are clear that the Roadmap is an alternative MBA business course which provides the real world skills to help you grow a business or your career. This is a private sector business course and not associated or accredited by any university or third party or imply any level of learning equivalent to an OfQal qualification.

    If you’re interested in learning more about brand positioning, it’s in Module 7.

  • Yes. We sourced all of the most useful techniques from around the world, but also simplified them and explained them in a way to make them easy to use and understand.

  • We are on a mission to help people around the world build a better life for themselves, creating an accessible platform for all communities to thrive and celebrate together.

    Our vision for the platform is to build “the Peloton of business education”, giving users the ability to log-on anytime, choose their instructor, choose their topic, choice their language (including sign language) and learn at a time which suits them.

    We want to embrace diversity of thought and opinion with presenters from different backgrounds who each bring their unique viewpoint, thoughts, opinions and ideas on how to make the world better. We’re unlocking opportunity around the world.

    Our mission is to make business education accessible to 5 billion people. Join us.


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