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Course summary

Designed specifically for busy working professionals, the Hull Executive MBA will challenge you to become the leader you want to be and take your career to the next level. Recognising that recent world events demand a seismic change in the way we live and do business, our overarching MBA vision is to shape, inspire and equip the new generation of socially-responsible leaders to manage complex challenges in a Net Zero and digitally-transformed world. From the COVID-19 pandemic to Industry 4.0, successful organisations across the world have recognised the need to become ever more innovative, creative and resilient. They embrace disruption and complexity. They are agile, inspiring and socially responsible role models. These tough challenges require professionals who are able to not only understand the essential business functions of strategy, marketing, supply chain management, financial decision making and other operational competencies but, also, the awareness and responsible behaviours needed to support employees and shareholders while accelerating company growth and prosperity. To help you tackle these challenges, the Hull Executive MBA focuses on three core themes: 1. Leading Responsibly Leaders must adapt their behaviours, recognise the responsibility they hold, and discharge it skilfully, sustainably, ethically, and responsively. 2. Embracing Disruption and Complexity With the rapid pace of change and disruption, future-focused leaders need to embrace change and be equipped to handle tomorrow’s complex challenges. 3. The Power of the Network Leaders will be part of a powerful diverse and inclusive global MBA network, helping to unleash their talent and maximise leadership potential and performance. And to support you further in your career, our Executive MBA is fully accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a leading professional body for managers and leaders. This means that on successful completion and graduation, all our EMBA students will automatically gain an additional qualification alongside their degree – the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice – as well as being eligible for the CMI Fast Track route to becoming a Chartered Manager. So whether you are leading complex change to address the challenges of disruption, or an entrepreneurial business owner wanting to drive creativity and innovation, choose the University of Hull - experts in sustainability and social justice - to study for a world-class Executive MBA and be part of a powerful, diverse network of socially responsible leaders driving change across the world.


Compulsory modules All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. MBA Orientation & Leadership Catalyst Global Economic Environment Strategy Making in a Complex World Marketing in a Disruptive Digital Era Accounting, Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Behaviours and Psychology Global Talent Management and Human Resource Management Sustainable Supply Chain Management Digital Transformation and Information Security Creating an Entrepreneurial Organisation MBA Project and Consultancy Leadership Springboard

Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by individual assignments, such as essays and work based reports. Some modules will be assessed by examination, and some may require group project work and the delivery of a presentation. Course assessments are categorised into two types – formative and summative. Formative assessments refer to the peer and tutor feedback you’ll receive. It may be delivered formally or informally, and is used in a developmental way to assist your learning - but it does not contribute towards the final mark of the module. Summative assessments are used to formally measure your capabilities against the learning outcomes of each module. Summative assessments may include the following:  Writing on key topics such as COP26, Industry 4.0 and their impact on businesses   Presenting business cases or strategic business proposals  Coaching and mentoring focused assessments Self-reflective writing and career plans for employability post MBA  Presenting business cases or strategic business proposals On successful completion of all modules, students will undertake an end-of-programme major project focusing on a business and management topic of their choice. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally possess A minimum of 3 years appropriate and relevant post graduate work experience An good undergraduate degree (normally 2:1 or above) awarded by a UK university or comparable overseas institution, or an equivalent professional qualification Non-native English speakers must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill) As this is a part-time programme, the restrictions for those who come to study in the UK using a part-time visa are more restrictive than those studying on a full-time course. If you would like more information about these restrictions, please contact [email protected] Applicants without an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification Applicants who do not have a degree or equivalent professional qualification but meet the other eligibility criteria may submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the Executive MBA programme. The applicant should have completed approximately seven years of full-time appropriate work or professional experience. A portfolio may include, for example, details of significant work projects carried out, information about strategic analyses undertaken (for example, budgets and strategic forecasts), company reports, or other contributions to policy formulation and implementation. The portfolio might also include information about other courses taken, and training and development programmes attended. The aim is to demonstrate that the applicant’s business knowledge and experience are sufficient to allow them to fulfil the academic requirements of the Hull Executive MBA. Eligible candidates must also submit A University of Hull postgraduate application form, completed and signed A current detailed CV A 200-word personal statement indicating what you hope to gain from the Executive MBA and the contribution you would make to the programme Two good certified work references Proof of qualifications to date Interview As the final stage of the application process, applicants who have satisfied all other conditions will be interviewed by Business School staff, either by telephone or in person. The interview also provides an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about particular aspects of the Executive MBA, and to receive further information about the programme of study.

English language requirements

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £22500 Whole course
EU £22500 Whole course
England £22500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £22500 Whole course
Scotland £22500 Whole course
Wales £22500 Whole course
Channel Islands £22500 Whole course
International £22500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to change
Executive MBA (EMBA) at University of Hull - UCAS