MBA - Executive Master of Business Administration


Course Description

Want to study an MBA in Birmingham? Accelerate your career and build your development towards higher positions of responsibility with our Executive Master of Business Administration course.

It will provide a thorough look at different aspects of management, decision-making, strategy and organisational improvement. It is delivered on a part-time basis so that you can continue with your career as you add to your knowledge, competence and credibility.

What's covered in the course?

This is a chance for you to self- manage your learning, developing your leadership abilities by drawing on your real-life knowledge and skills. You will gain invaluable business insight, combined with consultancy, which are key points when it comes to rising up the career ladder.

Throughout the course, what you study will mirror the challenges today’s businesses face, helping you deliver appropriate and modern solutions for your organisations.

There are also plenty of networking opportunities available with course colleagues, allowing you to keep in contact with the postgraduate community created in the Business School.

We ensure the course is flexible enough to substantially fit around work. Modules are a mixture of classroom and blended online learning, and client-based consultancy, with the whole course being practice-based. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Executive MBA is taught by experts who have experience of working in a wide variety of roles in companies ranging from Zurich International Solutions, JP Morgan and Barclays to Maersk Line, Aviva, Hertz, Ford and The Children’s Society.
  • As part of your degree you will gain the opportunity to work on live client projects undertaken with both SMEs and high profile companies.
  • This course is designed for managers returning to education. It has exit routes at the Certificate and Diploma stages.
  • The part-time block and blended delivery of the course ensures you can substantially work in your own time, without sacrificing too much work and personal commitments.
  • The course is also a means to progress to doctoral study. Both PhD and DBA courses are offered by Birmingham City Business School.

How You Learn

Modules are a mixture of classroom and blended online learning with the whole course being practice-based.

In addition to the classroom and blended learning, you will need to devote your own study time when this works for you or in conjunction with small groups of colleagues for some modules.

Enhance your managerial career

Unlike undergraduate degrees, which are designed to get students into industry, our MBA degrees are aimed at existing industry professionals looking to climb further up the career ladder.

Companies around the world are now looking for a different kind of manager. They need people with different skillsets that can look at situations and opportunities in

unique ways. Our MBA degrees will give you the tools to stand out from the rest.

Upon completion, you will be able to effect positive change, both in your own professional practice, and within your organisation. On a personal level, you’ll be able to utilise new skills and methods to improve your efficiency, your critical engagement, and your ability to instigate change.

Successful improvements in your personal professional practice will then benefit your organisation. The MBA degree alone can open doors, but the possibilities opened to you by utilising your skills to improve your organisation are even more impressive.

Already a managing director, in charge of your own company? The MBA degree can still benefit you internally and externally. The knowledge and skills you will pick up over the course of your degree can allow you to become an industry leader, growing your company’s reputation through innovation. The accompanying benefits of this could help cement your company’s industry position for years to come.

If you want to learn more about how an MBA degree from Birmingham City Business School could help improve your career prospects, contact  or 


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

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Derrick Dunkley

I chose to study my MBA at Birmingham City University because Birmingham is my home town and I enjoy the diversity of the city. The way the MBA was structured around group work made my learning experience really practical and translatable into everyday life, and gave me insight into the administrative requirements of business.

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Colette Simonczyk MBA Tenant Services Manager, The Wrekin Housing Trust

“The Executive MBA course at Birmingham City University has provided me with an extremely powerful platform to achieve my career aspirations. The hard work and effort I exerted into the programme has paid dividends in my professional career, and the letters ‘MBA’ confirm significant meaning in business management world-wide.”

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Matt Fraser MBA Environmental Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

“Working, whilst studying the Executive MBA at Birmingham City University, allowed me to apply the theories learnt in the classroom to my organisation and gain valuable insight into the company and its workings. Although the commitment required to complete this is challenging it has proved to be an invaluable asset as it has led to my progression in the company. I found the tutors to be professional and constructive, with a wealth of knowledge and practitioner experience which immensely added to the entire experience”

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Lee Jesic MBA Senior Design Engineer, Kuka Systems

"Finding mentors with strong business management experience who could help me understand and practice dynamic management relevant to high performance organisations was a daunting task, especially coming from a disadvantaged background. The Executive MBA at Birmingham City University gave me an outstanding opportunity to learn about and practice advanced competence enabling me to deliver it at higher levels in the extremely demanding world of business leadership and management. Armed with the acquired and practiced learning, I can see the greater contributions I am now making to my organisations and how this is helping me transform my life."


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Entry Requirements

An honours degree or equivalent qualification.

If you do not have a degree you could still be considered through our APEL procedure which looks for evidence of being able to benefit from, and succeed on the programme through your management experience.

You should also occupy (or have occupied) a position of management responsibility for a minimum of three years.

6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Please see course website for further details.

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