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Course summary

Our Executive MBA builds on your existing years of management, and will help to expand your global career prospects and earning potential. Supported We provide a support network to smooth your transition from professional life to study, through induction processes and supplementary sessions. An experienced academic will also be appointed as your personal tutor. Flexible The course is flexibly structured so you can combine your studies with your demanding career. You can take between two to four years to complete the programme and choose from several starting points throughout the year. You can also vary the number of modules you take each year and spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress. Relevant You can contribute to your organisation through real-time application of your learning. In addition to core modules covering the fundamentals of leadership, strategy, sustainability and entrepreneurship, you can also choose optional modules that align with your personal career ambitions. These cover areas including ethics, innovation, the digital economy and change management. You will have opportunities to develop your professional networks through contacts you make amongst your fellow students, our Business Leader seminars and links to China, Malaysia and Singapore. Our Postgraduate Careers Service is also available throughout your studies and after you graduate. You have the option to take industry-recognised digital qualifications by Microsoft and SAP alongside your course, which will develop your digital skills and help you stand out to future employers. Global International study tours (dependent upon any travel restrictions) to China or USA offer where direct experience of global business through meetings with executives, company visits, and sessions with experts. Our unique connections with China and Malaysia also offer a fantastic opportunity to learn about the essentials of doing business in these countries. You could also enrol on modules on our Malaysia and Singapore MBA programmes.


The course is organised into three stages - broadening management experience, deepening management experience, and preparing for your future career, and consists of core and optional modules and an individual or group company-based management project. The course is flexibly structured so you can combine study with existing work/life commitments. You can choose how long you take to complete the programme, between two to four years, and choose from several starting points throughout the year to suit your needs. You can also vary the number of modules you take each year and spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress. Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week. You will take modules that will put you at the head of a management team, allowing you to develop innovative solutions to problems and crises that may threaten the operation and reputation of a business. Throughout your MBA, you will encounter senior business figures, practitioners and internationally renowned academics. They will challenge your approach and understanding of important strategic business decisions. We want you to be tested and question what you do, as you experience a high-level business management education that you can apply to your current and future roles.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association of MBAs

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline. We will also consider applications from graduates with good approved university honours degrees as well as those with significant professional experience or qualifications that have the potential to enhance the diversity of the MBA class. For entry to our Executive MBA, we usually expect you to have at least five years of post-graduation full-time work experience. The application process will include an interview. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see
Executive MBA at University of Nottingham - UCAS