MBA Leadership

  • Full or part time
    Full time , Part time , Online distance learning & On campus available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
  • Course Duration
    1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

The MBA Leadership course at Bath Spa offers executive leadership education and professional career development for individuals with existing management experience.

Created and delivered through close consultation and collaboration with employers, the course is designed to ensure that you'll graduate with the leadership skills that organisations need in an ever-changing business environment.

The MBA Leadership supports the development of strategic leaders who can work effectively in a range of roles, drawing on a broad mix of transferable professional skills and experience.

Our MBA degree in Leadership develops your talent and potential as a creative, innovative and enterprising leader.

  • Develop your theoretical understanding and professional expertise in strategic management and leadership.
  • Engage with current debates on the issues and challenges facing managers and leaders today.
  • Learn to manage complexity, diversity, and change, and develop innovative approaches to the challenges facing teams, organisations, and sectors.

Due to Covid-19, we have made some changes to teaching and learning for the 2020-21 academic year: we have blended high-quality virtual engagement with in-person teaching on campus when possible. Blended learning will continue to some extent in the 2021-22 academic year and we will continue to keep the situation under review in light of ongoing Government guidance. If you’re planning on joining us in September 2021 we will communicate with you about specific details of how your course is taught nearer the time.

What You'll Learn

The MBA Leadership is designed to further develop your understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise in business, management and leadership.

The course enables you to take an international perspective about business, management and leadership to deepen your understanding of the impact of globalisation on business, societies and the environment.

It supports your professional leadership development through scholarly enquiry, peer discussion and networking, evaluation, work-based learning and reflective practice.

And it challenges you to further develop leadership and management expertise that is relevant to your chosen career path and develop the lifelong learning skills crucial to your ongoing personal professional development.

Course Structure

The MBA Leadership is delivered either full-time over one year, or part-time over two years.

You need to take 120 credits of classroom-based taught modules first, before completing your 60 credit Leadership Project.

Course Modules

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Strategic Management
  • Leading Change and Innovation
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Professional Development Portfolio
  • Work Based Consultancy Project.

How Will I Be Assessed?

You'll be assessed by a variety of methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:

  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Business plans
  • Proposals for work-based projects / consultancy project
  • Reflective learning, professional career development and work-based experience portfolio
  • Project evaluations
  • Presentations

How Will I Be Taught?

We combine academic study with work-based learning and your own professional experience. You'll learn through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, case studies, and project work.

Staff on this course offer you access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in leadership and senior management. You'll benefit from one-to-one tutorials, workshops, peer-support and shared learning. We work with you to ensure that what you learn on the course develops into effective practice in the real world, and enhances your professional career development.


Work-Based Learning, Industry Learning and Professional Networks

The MBA Leadership is designed for people who have experience in a management capacity. You're encouraged to use examples and case studies to relate the wider contexts of academic scholarship and debates about current best practice in business management and leadership to real world examples relevant to businesses and organisations today - and relevant to your own experience so far, and career aspirations.


On this course, you'll develop your leadership and management expertise in the context most relevant to your chosen career path, and develop lifelong learning skills, including an enthusiasm for business and learning as part of personal professional development.

The embedded real word content and context-based assessment on this course ensure that you leave with relevant experience, executive level skills, and will have further developed your own professional networks.

Visit the MBA Leadership page on the Bath Spa University web site for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We're generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent.

Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

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