Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Executive Master of Business Administration, MBA

Advance your career with The Greenwich Executive MBA degree. Specialise in one of four sectors, including financial services. Study on-campus in London or via online and distance learning.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Our Executive MBA is available on-campus or online. Our flexible study options allow you to combine work with your studies.
  • You can tailor your studies to the financial services, public services, social enterprise or maritime sector.
  • Study in London at our inspiring Greenwich Campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near the financial district of Canary Wharf.


Systems Management & Strategy



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

Professional recognition

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.

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised master's degree in business administration and management.

Our MBA aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches responsible leadership from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness. 

The 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. 

The course has recently been restructured in collaboration with employers and professional bodies.

Specialist MBA awards

The Greenwich MBA can be tailored to four specialist sectors:

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

On successful completion, you will graduate with one of the following:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Financial Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Public Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Maritime)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Social Enterprise)

Flexible learning


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 and distance learning by supported open learning

If you choose to study part-time, you can complete the degree over 2 or 3 years (with the flexibility to switch your plan 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 uses a variety of methods. Self-study is supported by evening workshops on-campus and online webinars. It is open to home students (UK and EU), who can complete in up to three years.


Our Business Management subjects are ranked:

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 10 for high research quality in London (Complete University Guide 2018).


This degree will help you to:

  • Understand current business issues, how organisations work, and the place of organisations in the business world.
  • Address current issues in business and management through leading-edge research and practice.
  • Acquire and evaluate data, then synthesise a range of information for new situations.
  • Apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations, taking account of how this relates to other areas of a business or organisation.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

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Entry requirements

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 work experience.

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

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Fees and finance

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

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


The programme employs 'blended' learning:

  • Case studies to relate to the real world of business
  • Group work for discussion, research and presentations
  • Business simulations
  • Role play exercises and reflective practice for professional development
  • Formal classroom lectures and tutorials
  • Online webinars
  • 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.


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

Our graduates are working in sectors such as accountancy, banking, energy, engineering and manufacturing, environment and agriculture, healthcare, information technology, property, 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 like managing director.


We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career. 

Our MBA includes executive coaching, which helps you to understand your value in the marketplace and develop plans that will make the very best of your career potential. 

You will also have the opportunity to work on a live consultancy project, developing your creative problem solving and consultancy skills. You will work in teams to research solutions and provide recommendations for the client, delivered through presentation and report.

Extracurricular activities

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.

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