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MBA in Executive Leadership & Management

Our MBA in Executive Leadership & Management is an accredited Postgraduate programme comprising bite-size packages of learning.

The course is available as a closed corporate programme, often delivered within your own workplace, is facilitated by experienced academics who have a track record in Executive Education. The programme can be tailored to your requirements and aims to develop your business leadership and senior management skills and understanding, ensuring a critical appreciation of the theories, tools, techniques and applications of leadership and management in your organisation. It will enable you to lead more effectively and manage change in your organisation, using resources efficiently and appropriately in the strategic decision making process. The course aims to improve your personal effectiveness, contributing to improved organisational performance, and thereby enhancing the quality of management as a profession. The programme focuses upon applied learning, encouraging students to relate new knowledge and skills to real leadership and management scenarios.

Alongside your academic development, you will be able to develop key transferable skills, including:

• Two-way communication skills, such as Negotiation and Persuasion
• Numeracy and quantitative skills
• Teamwork, leadership, personal efficiency and effective use of ICT.

Recent research by the Graduate Management Admission Council (2016) indicates that globally, 71% of respondents placed recruiting MBA graduates as a priority in their company's hiring plans.

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How to apply

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office on 01905 855111 or

When we receive your application, your details will be passed to the Masters Programme Leader who will contact you to arrange an informal interview.  You may include additional material, such as references, in support of your application or bring them with you to interview.

You can apply for postgraduate taught courses and PG Certs at any time. 

Entry requirements

The MBA in Executive Leadership & Management is appropriate for you if you have experience of senior management in either a commercial or public sector environment. You need not necessarily have had previous exposure to studies in business, leadership or management.

Applicants will normally have a first or second-class Honours Degree or equivalent in any subject and at least two years of business/management experience at a senior level.

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered, for more information please click here.


Study options

Get in touch

Dr Laila Kasem
01905 542694

Admissions Office
01905 855111



This course will equip students who have already established their career in business with both the enhanced leadership and management skills required to successfully operate in a senior management role, and the more technical expertise demanded from those working within specific discipline areas.

Course content


Leadership in Management: Leading Self & Team
Leadership Concepts
Coaching & Mentoring
Marketing Strategy
Corporate Strategy: Planning to Win
Operational Strategy: Delivering Business Efficiency
A Strategic Approach to Finance
Leadership Dynamics: Motivation and Trust
Executive Leadership
Leading Organisational Change
Performance Leadership
Leading and Managing Change
Managing Corporate Reputation
Managing for Sustainability
Work Based Project (WBP)
Customer Relationship Management
SMART Planning and Selling
Leading your Sales Team
Employee Involvement and well-being: Getting the best from your staff
Attracting, recruiting and retaining talent
Finance for non-financial Managers: Understanding the numbers!
Ethics & Corporate Governance
Innovate to Win: Dare to be Different
Business Process Improvement: There’s always a better way!
Project Management: On target is possible
Supply Chain Management: Corporate needs and relationships really count
Ethical Leadership
IT Security
Business Intelligence
Research Methods


The course is designed to be student-centred and work-related, featuring a significant amount of group work and case study analysis. Assessments will focus on professionally relevant projects, reports and presentations related to relevant areas of leadership and management in your (and other) organisations.

Student views

Heather Warner

“It’s a bit like being reminded of the “green cross code” for crossing the road.  It makes you  “stop, look and listen” to your leadership behaviour and decisions as well as the impact these have on others and the success of your own organization."

Jonathon Pryce

MBA in Executive Leadership & Management

“As an executive in a public sector organisation, the Executive MBA program has helped me enormously with my understanding and application in the "real world". Some of the skills required to complete the final year gave me the opportunity to refine my approach to detail, reasoning and logic, whilst forcing me to challenge myself every step of the way. The support from the tutors was exceptional and having the time to concentrate on each element of executive management has enabled me to develop myself to a level that would not be possible in the workplace alone. The workload is high, but I would recommend any executive or potential executive to enter this MBA program as the benefits to both the individual and employer are considerable."

Delegate, Malvern Instruments


"Excellent, thought provoking and practical"



Delegate, Allpay Ltd


"I was able to really connect with the material and the tutor which enabled me to learn and grow as a person"  



Malvern Instruments, USA Cohort 


"I've seen real change within my team"





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