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Master of Business Administration Executive (MBA Executive)


Course Description

If you’re in full-time employment and aiming for a senior management role, the Executive Master of Business Administration qualification could be for you. This stimulating course explores the skills required to tackle large-scale, strategic business challenges, giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader in almost any field.

What you will learn

This course is designed to help full-time business professionals prepare to become senior managers. Whatever sector you currently work in, this enriching MBA programme will help you understand the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations – and identify potential solutions.

The aim is to stretch your management competencies into new areas of potential responsibility. The syllabus incorporates vital skills that can be applied in almost any business, such as building a thorough knowledge of an organisation and its leadership; developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues; and understanding how business and management practices can be improved.

This part-time three-year programme is designed to dovetail with the demands of a full-time job. The course runs on one evening a week from 6pm to 9pm. Learning is supported via interactive in-class sessions and independent study. Course materials are available online, so you can prepare work at home, ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive.

Course Highlights:

  • This MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community and study alongside fellow professionals aiming for a career in executive management.
  • Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff.
  • The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use.
  • You'll be given access to a research methods module that will assist in your studies.
  • Successful completion of the Executive MBA may entitle you to be considered for the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (though this will incur additional voluntary costs).

Key Features:

  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues.
  • You’ll have the chance to expand your research and analysis skills and use them to prepare your masters level dissertation.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to business and industry.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of this Executive MBA may be eligible for a dual award from the CMI - the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership.


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

Entry Requirements

You should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK Honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

We’ll consider your application if you don’t possess the above qualifications but have substantial managerial experience.

If English isn't your first language you'll also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

When applying you must include a reference from your current employer. The reference should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and give a breakdown of your job content and roles and responsibilities.

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