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Course summary

Course overview

  • Our Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship is for strategic thinkers and senior managers who want to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of higher-level management skills and career prospects.
  • You’ll develop competencies in leading people, including building engagement within organisational and team dynamics, and how to create and develop high performance, agile and collaborative team cultures.
  • You’ll also study approaches to strategic workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, diversity and inclusion.
  • You’ll also look at developing collaborative relationships through inter-organisational influencing and negotiation strategies and diplomacy.
  • If you opt to study at our impressive Burnley Campus, you’ll benefit from smaller class sizes, the opportunity to work in a friendly, close-knit environment, and access to all the support you need.
Why study with us
  • We’re renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills.
  • Through the School’s LaunchPad leadership development programme, you’ll be supported to reach your professional goals, whether it’s entry to the top 100 UK companies, setting up a business or embarking on an international career.
  • On completion, you’ll qualify to register as members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership and Management.


Entry requirements

To be considered for admission to the DBA Programme you should meet the following criteria: ;Hold an approved Masters degree in business, management or in a subject that is relevant to the proposed research programme to be undertaken or hold an equivalent and relevant professional qualification; Have a significant level of relevant business, management or professional experience at a level appropriate to the proposed research programme; Demonstrate the potential to conduct research and write a thesis at doctoral level in a field which matches the areas of supervisory expertise available within the Business School; Demonstrate a high order of oral communications skills; Demonstrate a high level of motivation and a clear personal and professional rationale for undertaking the DBA programme; Provide two appropriate and satisfactory professional/academic references. For candidates whose first language is not English, they should provide evidence that either they possess an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by the University) or evidence that their Masters degree was conducted entirely in English such as a sample assignment or chapter from the dissertation.


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Business Administration (DBA) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS