Our Executive MBA offers you the opportunity to combine flexible study with a demanding career, providing advanced management education that matches the needs of developing executives.
Designed so executives and managers can continue their careers while studying, our Executive MBA develops your competence to generate value, improves organisational effectiveness, and enhances your ability to work with others to achieve successful change.
It will give you a general management perspective on the functions of a business and how they can be integrated with a rapidly changing environment, together with an up to date knowledge and understanding of the operations of a business enterprise and the practical skills you need to manage them. Course members typically have at least five years of management experience, while the average is more than 10 years.
Our Executive MBA students come from around the world, including Africa, Australia, Europe and the Far East, and the UK. You will study alongside participants from private, public, and non-profit organisations, offering a breadth of experience, fresh perspectives on business issues, and exceptional networking opportunities.
Nottingham's ideal location and excellent transportation links allow managers located anywhere in the UK or overseas to participate.
As we appreciate that you need to plan your MBA carefully to fit in with your work and other commitments, we offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to accommodate your studies into your lifestyle. You can choose from several starting points throughout the year, vary the number of modules you take each year according to your commitments, and can spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress.
"As a small business owner, I feel welcomed in this environment. The Executive MBA uses real ideas from real business people and as a young business owner the programme has given me clear focus."
Dan Peacock, Executive MBA
We also offer an Executive MBA Healthcare which has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy as part of the NHS MBA programme.
- Our Executive MBA is ranked among the top 100 worldwide, according to the QS Global EMBA Rankings 2018
- Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
- 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching underpinned by the latest developments
- More than 19,000 Business School alumni connect you to a powerful global network of business contacts
- 91.1% of MBA graduates secured work or further study within six months of graduation
You will take a series of core modules, designed to enhance your management knowledge and skills. Optional modules allow you to concentrate on more specific subjects according to your interests and career requirements.
This programme involves working with course members from a variety of industrial and commercial backgrounds. It aims to improve your decision making abilities and produces managers of the highest quality.
Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week. The final stage of the Executive MBA involves an individual or group management project with an individual report.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and/or a two-hour exam at the end of the relevant semester.
Stage one: Broadening management experience
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Economics
- Managing People
- Operations Management
- Strategic Management
Stage two: Deepening management experience
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity
- Sustainable Decisions and Organisations
- Advanced Strategic Management: a Multi-Perspective Approach
- Business Ethics
- Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy
- Games and Strategies for Business
- Innovation Management
- International Study Tour
- Leadership and Management of Change
- Personal Development
- Project Management
- Strategic Market Relations: Building, Managing and Leveraging Market Relationships
- Venture Capital and Private Equity
Stage three: Preparing for your future career
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
Our MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.
Graduate destinations include:
- management consulting
- finance and accounting
- human resources
- information technology
- operations and logistics
Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Accenture, Apple, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, EY, Fidelity Bank, HSBC, Red Cross and Santander Group.
Postgraduate careers team
MBA students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your future career plans. The MBA Personal and Professional Development Programme combines career development and competency development activities, complemented by individual careers consultations and networking events.
Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer the MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.
Employability and average starting salary
91.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £57,200. This reflects the higher salaries earned by our MBAs who have several years professional experience prior to undertaking their studies.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline; relevant professional qualifications may also be considered. In addition, Executive MBA applicants should have at least five years of management work experience
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).
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