Business Administration (Executive) - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other Strategic Management
    • Course Start
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    • Course Duration
      2.5 - 4.5 years part-time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The Executive MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to boost their career prospects. Offered over long weekends (Friday-Monday), the programme allows students to complete the course in a minimum of 2.5 years or up to 4.5 years while still working full time. The 12 taught modules will equip graduates with the skills necessary for more senior management positions within their own organization or elsewhere. Additionally, Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS which puts it among some of the best business schools in the world.

    Flexible and practical, the Executive MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to want to boost their career prospects.

    Each taught module is delivered in an intensive four-day block spread over one long weekend. Modules are offered at six points during the academic year. You can complete the course in a minimum of two-and-a-half-years and a maximum of four-and-a-half years. The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.

    Why study this course?

    • The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.
    • A flexible payment scheme allows you to break down tuition fee payments on a modular basis, meaning you can “pay as you study”.
    • Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
    • Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
    • The University of Birmingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2016 by both The Times and The Sunday Times and currently ranks at 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Complete University Guide (2018)
    • Birmingham Business School’s MBA portfolio ranked in the top 15 MBAs in the UK (2017) by the Economist.
    • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
    • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
    • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

    In addition to the Executive MBA course, we now offer a Level 7 Senior Leader Masters level Degree Apprenticeship, which represents a new and exciting opportunity to gain a prestigious MBA supported by employers and funded by the Degree Apprenticeship Levy.

    Your Executive MBA programme

    You will take twelve taught modules, take part in a Dissertation Skills Workshop and submit a research or company-based project. The Executive MBA programme will equip graduates to move into more senior management positions either in their own organization or elsewhere. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques are rapidly incorporated into our teaching to keep you at the cutting edge of the world of business.

    Cross-Cultural Management skills are developed in a variety of workshops and Issues in Global Competitiveness are the focus of a specialist series of seminars. Researching and writing a project develops skills in information gathering, analysis and report writing. A supporting programme of consultant delivered career-development workshops allow you to reflect on the impact of what you have learnt on your future career development.

    A high-class learning environment

    As a Birmingham MBA student, you will have exclusive access to the second floor of our award-winning £10 million postgraduate teaching space, the Alan Walters Building. This will provide you with access to facilities of the highest quality, including a Harvard-style lecture theatre, dedicated computer cluster and seminar rooms as well as breakout rooms and communal areas for studying and group work, which will look out over the University's ambitious Green Heart development, due to be completed in 2019.

    Learn from business leaders

    On the Executive MBA programme we deliver a series of industrial seminars, given by outside speakers from industry and commerce which provides contemporary ‘real world’ perspectives on the business environment. Often these speakers are Birmingham MBA alumni who can lend their perspective on how the course helped them to develop their career.

    As part of the Executive MBA, classes and seminars supplement lectures, where fuller analysis and discussion takes place and important business skills, such as analysis, argument and synthesis, can be developed. Case studies are used as a means of relating theory to practical situations and students will often work in small groups with other students on assignments designed to develop problem solving and interpersonal skills.

    The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge

    The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge is a week-long intensive consultancy training programme delivered exclusively to Birmingham Business School by Deloitte for our MBA students. Hear from the Deloitte partners and our students, who talk about the experience.

    From the very start of your Executive MBA, you receive bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced they work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career, jointly developing a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a range of potential employer.

    Careers in Business

    Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.

    Visit the Business Administration (Executive) - MBA page on the University of Birmingham web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

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    ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research - 14 Awards

    The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics
    Russian and East European Studies
    International Development (IDD)
    West African Studies
    German Studies
    Business and Management
    Economic and Social History
    Economics and Econometrics
    Urban and Regional Studies
    Human Geography
    Political Science and International Studies
    European Studies
    Local Government Studies and Public Policy
    Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
    Social Policy
    Social Work
    Socio-Legal Studies

    Value of Scholarship(s)



    Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

    Application Procedure

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    Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

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    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    In order to be accepted onto the Executive MBA, you must possess:

    - A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification

    - Five years work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered

    - IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

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