Executive Master of Business Administration - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Management Studies Business & Management - Other Business
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      Distance Learning: 2 years
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals. Studying an Executive MBA degree will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills and enhancing your business knowledge and understanding. The Executive MBA course will improve your management practice and will equip you with the essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to achieve your organisation’s objectives. This course is available as MBA Distance Learning with a September and January intake.


    With an Executive MBA, you can further enhance your employment opportunities, with a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. Additionally, MBA Distance Learning gives you the benefit of being able to balance study with your commitments at work and home. You can enjoy the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.

    Course Details

    While studying our Executive MBA course, you will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer informed solutions to business issues. You will gain valuable skills that will set you apart from colleagues, allowing you to progress to your full career potential.

    Your teaching will be delivered electronically, enabling you to balance study with your commitments at work and home, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities.

    You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you. You will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

    What is the difference between an MBA and an Executive MBA?

    While both EMBA and MBA degrees focus on business development, have rigorous curriculums and are globally recognised, the distinction between them comes in the course design.

    Executive MBA courses are a more ideal option for those already working in business positions, such as in executive, manager or consultant roles, and who wish to fit their study around their day job.

    Meanwhile, MBA programs are typically studied on a full-time basis and are suited to individuals with less managerial experience.


    Unlike other postgraduate programmes which provide in depth specialisation in a specific field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

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

    Related VideosVideos
    Related Student ProfilesStudent Profiles

    The Chancellor’s Fund - 10 Awards

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.The criteria for applications are:
    - training and research
    - extracurricular activities, cultural activities, volunteering or sport
    - priority projects – linked to the University’s strategic plan, including new and innovative start-up projects where there is an opportunity for social impactPlease note that the fund does not cover the following:
    - tuition fees
    - accommodation as part of attending University
    - travel to and from University or to placements which form part of a course of study
    - equipment or materials required for assessed work (including computers/laptops/tablets)Deadline:
    Application deadlines are 30 October and 28 February each year.Terms and Conditions:
    For further information please see our Scholarship Terms and Conditions page on our website or email Corinna Coleman on [email protected]

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    £100 to £1000


    You must be a current student to apply.

    Application Procedure

    Contact our Scholarships Administrator Corinna Coleman on [email protected] for information on how to apply.

    Further Information



    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship - Single Award

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton.Dr Mike Daniel was Pro Rector (Academic Quality) from 1993-2002 and played a major role in guiding the institution towards taught degree awarding powers and university college designation. After his untimely death in 2002 friends and colleagues raised sufficient funds to create a research degree scholarship to be named after him.The award recognises the financial difficulties often experienced by research degree students. In particular, the award is aimed at specific costs often associated with an individual research programme, for example, travel, software and closed library access.Please note that this scholarship will be advertised again in spring 2018.Terms and Conditions:
    For further information please see our Scholarships Terms and Conditions page or email Corinna Coleman, Scholarships Administrator on [email protected]

    Value of Scholarship(s)



    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton.

    Application Procedure

    Email Corinna Coleman, Scholarships Administrator on [email protected] for details of the application procedure.

    Further Information



    Sir Thomas White Charity Grant Funding - Single Award

    The Sir Thomas White Charity provides loans and grants to support and encourage young people to progress their employment and career prospects by funding educational and training needs.Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Grant Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to support individuals to access education or employment opportunities.The Fund can be used for:- Education or training leading to a recognised qualification
    - Training/courses leading to relevant trade skillsYou can find out more about the Sir Thomas White Charity at http://www.stwcharitynorthampton.org.uk.For more information about this scholarship please contact Corinna Coleman [email protected]

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    up to £1,000


    To apply you must be:
    - aged between 16 and 34 years
    -a current resident of the Borough of Northampton and have resided there for (at least) the last five years
    The Trustees have recently widened this boundary to include some additional areas. To check if your area is within the required boundary, please check the area boundary map.

    Application Procedure

    To apply for the Sir Thomas White Charity Grant, please download and complete the application form from our website.

    Please note that this scholarship will be advertised again in autumn 2017.

    For further information please see our Scholarship Terms and Conditions page.

    Further Information


    Entry Requirements

    If you hold a first or second class honours degree from a British university, or equivalent qualification, and have a minimum of two years relevant management experience, you will be eligible to apply for this course.

    We will consider your application if you can prove any prior credit or experiential learning that is relevant to the course. As this postgraduate qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, you may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measurable prior learning or professional experience.

    Email Enquiry