The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most highly valued and globally recognised qualifications in business.  The AMBA-accredited, Executive MBA is a non-residential, part-time programme designed for experienced professionals wanting to sharpen their business acumen, develop expert commercial knowledge and build upon existing leadership skills.

Automatic membership of the Chartered Management Institute and a CMI Level 7 Diploma award, in addition to an international study tour and two management development weekends are included in the fees, making it one of the most competitively priced MBAs in the UK.

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You will be introduced to the functional disciplines of management and begin to develop the language of management and an understanding of the core concepts within the discipline. Taught Units:

  • Financial Analysis and Management
  • Managing Human Performance
  • Management for Business Excellence
  • Managing Customer Value
  • Contemporary Issues in the International Environment
The subject material becomes even more integrative and the programme considers different aspects of strategic management in depth. You are challenged to view an organisation as a complete entity and to consider holistic, strategic approaches. You are also trained in consultancy and research methodologies in order to prepare for the next stage of the MBA. Taught Units:

  • Corporate and Business Strategy in an International Context
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Organizational Renewal and Change: The Management of Innovation
  • Reflections on the MBA Journey
  • Optional Units – three, 10 credit units or one 30 credit unit
The third stage of the programme offers three options:

  • A consultancy project
  • An enterprise project
  • An academic dissertation

This is a major piece of work which connects your learning on the academic programme to the context of your personal work environment in a significant way. This MBA project is a substantial piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words. You can choose the format of your project and it can be a piece of business consultancy based upon a real organisation, an enterprise project or an empirical dissertation.

The AMBA-accredited MBA programme is for professionals with management experience, which is reflected in our entry requirements. We are delighted to offer places to applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

One A minimum of three years relevant work experience plus a good (2.2) degree in any subject from a recognised university or an equivalent academic or professional qualification.

Two Significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Candidates meeting this criterion may not have previously studied at university. Supporting references are required in all cases.

English language requirements If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your English language ability. Our minimum requirements are: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT® 90 or TOEFL paper-based test 577.

The Executive MBA is a non-residential, part-time programme offered in two routes. The primary programme route runs over a period of 30 months, with typically 18 days of face to face teaching, delivered as six, three-day conferences with keynote lectures.

A series of activities is embedded throughout the primary programme including residential weekends, an international study trip and a wide range of workshops, seminars, commercial visits and guest speakers.

EMBA Cohort 13 – October 2015 Intake (Adobe Acrobat, 116kb)

Accelerated EMBA Cohort 13 – October Intake (Adobe Acrobat, 146kb)

EMBA Cohort 14 – January 2016 (Adobe Acrobat, 116kb)

Please note that whilst every effort is made to fix these dates, some may be subject to change.


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