Executive Master of Business Administration - EMBA

  • Full or part time
    Part time & Online distance learning available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
    Management Studies Business
  • Course Start
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  • Course Duration
    24 months part time
  • MBA Program Type

About This MBA Program

Course Description

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organisation’s future and their own career. You will explore and pioneer solutions to global challenges in relation to yourself, your organisation and wider society.

The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It is delivered using a blended learning model with monthly two day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In advance of study block attendance, you will engage individually and collectively with the programme and module specific blended learning materials and resources. This will still allow you to study flexibly around your work and personal commitments.

The group intake will be small. You will benefit from:

individualised personal development

group action learning

developing relationships in a trusted peer group who will become a powerful support network beyond the life of the EMBA

The curriculum is dynamic and relevant. It combines world-leading research, thought leaders from the world of policy and practice and real time projects. The EMBA is also work-based and experiential. It has been designed to enable you to learn through working on real organisational challenges. You will reflect on your own professional practice.

Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

The EMBA is available as a progression route when studying the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.

International accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is part of an elite group of business schools who hold triple-accreditation from:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

This accolade is a huge endorsement which reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

a high quality teaching environment

innovative programming

active engagement with industry

In 2018 we celebrated 30 years of AMBA accreditation.

Nurture Your Responsible Leadership

You will study contemporary leadership theory relevant for today’s volatile, uncertain and complex future. During the EMBA you will:

develop inclusive, relational leadership practices essential for responsible business

learn skills of strategic planning and analysis across core business functions

recognise the role of collaboration in tackling challenges and exploring possibilities

Create a Sustainable Impact

Sustainable business sits at the heart of the curriculum. We will provide you with a unique in-depth experience to explore and deliver material actions against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You will engage in these real-world challenges. This brings a rich learning environment and the opportunity to have immediate impact on individual and organisational performance.

You will design and undertake a research project. This will challenge individual, organisational and global business practices.

Experience Transformational Professional Development

We offer you a transformational personal and professional learning experience. This will develop your critical thinking and reflexivity alongside mastery in practice.

You will benefit from Newcastle University’s award-winning career service which will support you with your career journey. You will also have an individually assigned academic coach and a personal tutor.

We support you to develop a comprehensive professional portfolio to capture your insights, impact and experience. This resource offers you an evidence base for future employment opportunities. It will enable you to apply for Chartered Manager Status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Enjoy flexible learning approach

The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It is delivered using a blended learning model with monthly two day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In advance of study block attendance, you will engage individually and collectively with the programme and module specific blended learning materials and resources

In line with the Government guidance and University response to COVID-19 in 2020, we modified the design to facilitate the programme primarily through our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. Our delivery plan enables us to respond quickly to any changes in Government guidance and restrictions.

Skills are assessed through a range of assessments such as:

reflective logs

e-portfolio evidence

individual practice-based assessment reports

practice-focused plans



case study analyses

research proposal and research project

Your engagement with the learning activities will be supported and enhanced by our modern and intuitive virtual learning environment, Canvas. Canvas is a web-based system that does not need to be installed on your computer. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Join a Diverse Professional Network

Newcastle University Business School is situated at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix. Here we play a key role in the ecosystem of research, collaboration and innovation.

You will learn alongside a diverse peer group of professionals and fellow students from our portfolio of lifelong learning programmes.

We encourage you to make meaningful connections through informal and guided networking opportunities, as well as joining the ever-growing network of MBA alumni.

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

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered.

You are expected to have a minimum of 3 years, and ideally at least 5 years’, leadership/management experience

In your CV and personal statement, you will be expected to demonstrate that you have at least three years’ experience, including managerial responsibilities AND the opportunity to apply your learning within your organisation in a strategic role.

If you are successful you will be interviewed before being accepted onto this programme.