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Executive Masters in Business Administration

The Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Apprenticeship was designed to respond to the evolving demands and situations of modern executive roles. Offering individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in the principles of decision making and critical thinking; the programme aims to develop a rich and varied skillset which will enable leaders to tackle any issues that arise in a contemporary business environment.

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Who is the Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) apprenticeship for?

Designed for leaders with ambition, this apprenticeship is suitable for professional leaders, be if from the public, private or third sector. Organisation size is irrelevant, as long as the individual is someone who leads, manages or directs within it.

In doing this course, applicants will benefit from a flexible apprenticeship, designed to fit around working commitments. For those looking to accelerate their career,

Course Delivery

As the course has been tailored to the modern business, the blended work-based programme is a mix of distance learning and self directed study coupled with intensive week long teaching blocks, residential long weekends and a series of online seminars. This approach means disruption to normal business operation is minimal, and any new skills or knowledge can be applied immediately in your professional role.

Throughout the programme, apprentices will have access to one-to-one coaching which will help maximise personal development.

There are a range of assessment methods used throughout the course, including essays, reports, presentations, case studies and reflective diaries. The final six months of the apprenticeship see the individual undertake a work-based project which will demonstrate their accumulated skills and understanding of management.


  • Leadership Practicum.
  • Financial Decision Making.
  • Strategy in Turbulent Times.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in New Settings.
  • Business and Sustainability.
  • Future of Work and Organisations.

An honours degree and a minimum of 3 years professional experience or significant professional experience surpassing 3 years, as well as relevant professional qualifications.

This course was designed with professionals in mind, which is reflected in the entry requirements. The individual must be employed by an organisation that will support the applicant’s participation in the programme.

Successful apprentices will be awarded

  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (an accredited Master’s degree)
  • CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

There is also the opportunity to gain Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI) at the End Point Assessment.

The course will last 24 months.

The individual does not have to pay anything to study on this course. Costs of £18,000 will be covered by the UK Government and the employer.

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