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Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (MBA)

The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (MBA) is designed to accelerate development for strategic leaders. It will expand knowledge and understanding of various business sectors, and enhance organisational performance. The apprenticeship will develop leaders who are inclusive, responsible and innovative with the ability to deliver results, instigate change and manage complex situations.

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Who is the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is for any leader in the public, private or third sector. A useful tool for employers to further develop and retain staff who have completed a graduate programme, it can help provide a leadership pipeline for the future. An example of roles suited to the course are General Managers, Senior Managers, Executives, Directors, COO, CFO, CEO, CIO and Senior Military Officer.

Course Delivery

Taught over 24 months, the course is a blended work-based programme and includes 8 modules, a residential and a final work-based project.

Every module is delivered in a two day block, approximately every 6 weeks. This minimises disruption to everyday business, and allows participants to have an immersive few days with input from academics, practitioners and industry guest speakers, all of whom are experts in their field.

Assessments for modules will take on various forms, such as presentations, essays, case studies, reports, reflective diaries and group projects.


  • Global Strategy.
  • Enterprise and Innovation.
  • Performance Measurement and Management.
  • Workforce Planning.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.
  • Developing Collaborative Cultures.

Learners will have previous management experience, a minimum of a 2:1 degree, relevant professional qualifications, and a strong track record of achievements in business.

This course is designed with professionals in mind, this is reflected in the entry requirements. Applicants must be employed by an organisation that will support their participation in the programme.

Successful apprentices will gain:

  • MSc Management (accredited Master’s Degree)
  • CMI Diploma Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

There is also the opportunity to gain Chartered Manager status (CMgr) 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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