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Executive Master of Business Administration, MBA

Advance your career with an Executive MBA degree. Study online or at our inspiring Greenwich Campus, which is located near the financial district of Canary Wharf.

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised master's degree in business administration and management. This course aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches responsible leadership from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness.

Our Executive MBA focuses on your personal development, including your career management. You will look at the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual business project. You can pursue the general MBA or specialise in one of four sectors:

  • Financial Services (including banking and insurance)
  • Public Services (including health, local government and emergency services)
  • Social Enterprise
  • Maritime.

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2-3 years part-time
  • 2-3 years distance learning

Start month

September

Home/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Our Executive MBA is available on-campus or online. Our flexible study options allow you to combine work with your studies.
  • Our business, management and marketing courses are ranked in TOP 3 for course variety in London (University Guide 2021)
  • This course receives insight from leading employers and professional bodies to ensure it remains current.
  • Home students wishing to gain a PGDip should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after 120 credits.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our internationally recognised Executive Master of Business Administration. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in the fields of business management, strategy and entrepreneurship. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

You should also have a minimum of two years' relevant business work experience.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have a minimum of five years' relevant business experience may apply subject to interview.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or five years of relevant business full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Learning experience

Full-time: Learning is through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll discuss and develop your understanding of lecture topics in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses.

Part-time / Open learning: With open learning, self-study is supported by on-campus evening workshops and online webinars. A Virtual Learning Environment provides access to online study and library resources and to forums where you can work collaboratively.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 20. Lectures are normally attended by 20-45, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on the 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. In particular, anyone studying via supported open learning will need to be disciplined and dedicate time to self-study. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Greenwich Entrepreneurs.

Overall workload

Full-time: Students of all nationalities can study the MBA in London at our Greenwich Campus over a 12-month period. Home students wishing to gain a PGDip Management should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after earning 120 credits.

Part-time / Distance learning: You can complete the degree over 2 years (part-time) or 3 years (distance learning), with the flexibility to switch modes at the start of your second year. This supports individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments. Supported open learning is open to home students (UK / EU) who can complete in up to 3 years.

Assessment

The degree employs 'blended learning', so your outputs and assessments may be based around the following:

  • Real-world case studies in business
  • Group work for discussion, research and presentations
  • Business simulations
  • Role play exercises and reflective practice for professional development
  • Portfolio, outlining your learning achievements
  • Self-study and research facilitated online.

The focus of assessment on our MBA is to test your understanding and ability to apply your knowledge.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • The academic year runs from September to June

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

*Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year. You can find more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'what you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Applications for membership need to be submitted directly. Details of application costs can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

You have the opportunity to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply your skills and knowledge to managing your own businesses.

Graduates can apply for advanced access to the Master's Gateway of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), which provides an accelerated route to the institute.

Our graduates are working in sectors such as accountancy, banking, consulting, energy and utilities, engineering and manufacturing, environment and agriculture, healthcare, information technology, property and construction, public services, HR, retail, training and education, transport and logistics.

Some of our graduates have also started their own business. Many of them have reached senior or higher level positions, such as managing director.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student, you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

You will participate in an MBA student conference as part of your studies where you will prepare a presentation on a given topic. Recent themes include:

  • 2016 - The Force of Change Awakens: Evolution or Revolution
  • 2017 - World of Uncertainty
  • 2018 - Business Re-creation: Making tomorrow's world.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.