MBA Master of Business Administration (Executive)

If you’re in full-time employment and aiming for a senior management role, the Executive Master of Business Administration qualification could be for you. This stimulating course explores the skills required to tackle large-scale, strategic business challenges, giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader in almost any field.

MBA Master of Business Administration (Executive)

Course details

This course is designed to help full-time business professionals prepare to become senior managers. Whatever sector you currently work in, this enriching MBA programme will help you understand the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations – and identify potential solutions.

The aim is to stretch your management competencies into new areas of potential responsibility. The syllabus incorporates vital skills that can be applied in almost any business, such as building a thorough knowledge of an organisation and its leadership; developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues; and understanding how business and management practices can be improved.

This part-time three-year programme is designed to dovetail with the demands of a full-time job. The course runs on one evening a week from 6pm to 9pm. Learning is supported via interactive in-class sessions and independent study. Course materials are available online, so you can prepare work at home, ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive.

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: MBA
  • Duration: 3 years

Course highlights:

  • This MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community and study alongside fellow professionals aiming for a career in executive management.
  • Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff.
  • The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use.
  • You'll be given access to a research methods module that will assist in your studies.
  • Successful completion of the Executive MBA may entitle you to be considered for the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (though this will incur additional voluntary costs).

Key features:

  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues.
  • You’ll have the chance to expand your research and analysis skills and use them to prepare your masters level dissertation.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to business and industry.

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: MBA
  • Duration: 3 years

You should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK Honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

We’ll consider your application if you don’t possess the above qualifications but have substantial managerial experience.

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.5 with normally no less than 6.0 in any band (or equivalent). Find out more

You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

When applying you must include a reference from your current employer. The reference should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and give a breakdown of your job content and roles and responsibilities.

Your application form will need to be accompanied by a reflective overview of the managerial responsibilities you have undertaken to date.

Career opportunities

No matter what part of industry or commerce you work in, the Executive MBA course will assist you in gaining a critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations and equip you with the analytical and critical faculties to identify potential solutions.

An MBA is usually undertaken as a means to progress your career. For some, the objective is to move into becoming a general manager and leader, while for others the motivation is to switch sectors, develop a specialism further or prepare for a new business start-up. Businesses, from tiny start-ups to large companies, need someone with experience and the necessary education to support common business processes like accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, public relations, sales, and management.

What can I do with this qualification?

While an MBA often appeals to people wanting to switch industries, an Executive MBA can attract those who simply want to switch offices, graduating from middle manager to a more senior management role. A wide range of employers – financial institutions, technology companies, blue-chip companies and SMEs – recruit Executive MBA graduates. The universal appeal stems from the focus on collective business principles.

Popular options for Executive MBA graduates include management consultancy, marketing and supply chain management. It can also help you to specialise in your current sector, or a new industry that you want to move into.

Alternative career options

  • Hotel and leisure management
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Information systems
  • Market research analysis
  • Product management
  • Health policy and information
  • Purchasing
  • Teaching and education
  • Media (TV, film, online, newspaper, magazine)
  • Advertising
  • Self-employment
  • Logistics
  • Banking
  • Auditing and quality assurance
  • Project management
  • Risk and insurance
  • FMCG

Professional recognition

Graduates of this Executive MBA may be eligible for a dual award from the CMI - the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership.

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply

Home/EU

International

Teaching & assessment

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Financial Management and Decision Making
  • Leadership and Management
  • Sales Management and Marketing
  • Change Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Teaching, learning and assessment

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used throughout the programme to help you acquire and develop appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. These include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You’ll also be expected to spend a significant amount of time in guided independent study, such as general background reading, preparing for seminar activities and working on assignments.

The types of assessment you’ll be required to complete fall into two general categories, formative and summative. Formative assessments do not contribute to your overall module grade, but they are an integral part of the learning strategy for a module and you are required to complete them. They’ll be marked and you will receive feedback on your level of achievement.

Summative assessments will contribute to your overall module grade. You’ll also receive feedback on them so that you know where you’ve done well and where you can improve.

There are several different kinds of formative and summative assessments, including coursework (usually essays); reports/case studies; oral presentations; research proposal; and the dissertation.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.


Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level One Coursework (100%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level One Guided independent study (90%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (10%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
    Part-time
  • Start date:
    23/09/2019
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    MBA
  • Duration:
    3 years

Contact us

Fredrick Agboma
Programme Leader
Email: F.Agboma@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903697

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903