Executive MBA, M.B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7450
    Tuition (Year)
    7450
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Executive MBA is a globally recognised business management degree. Designed for working professionals, this part-time Masters in Business Administration will develop your leadership and management skills to fulfil your career ambitions. The Portsmouth MBA creates opportunities for you to develop your capabilities as a leader and manager, inspires confidence to improve your performance and can transform your future by developing the skills to progress your career. Find out more about this course, see our facilities and meet with members of the MBA admissions team by attending one of our regular open evenings where you can meet teaching staff and current students.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

What will I experience?

  • Integrated management subjects – links theory and research to management practice
  • Masterclasses - tailor your MBA learning experience and keep up-to-date with latest research and practice
  • Group consultancy project - delivers real value for business clients (your own organisation or another)
  • Individual strategy project – hones your analytical and research skills on a topic of your choice
  • Business simulation project – challenges your assumptions and encourages new insights
  • Executive coaching (optional) – supports your professional development and career progression
  • UK weekend residential – a conference that supports your leadership development
  • International study visit (one week) – an overseas experience with emphasis on global business
  • Guest lectures and business visits – learn while expanding your network

What opportunities might it lead to?

The MBA programme is a transformational journey. Some MBA graduates accelerate their careers by progressing to more senior levels of leadership. Others use the MBA to prepare for their next career change, such as exploring the potential of entrepreneurship to set up their own business.

Programme Assessment

You will receive regular feedback on your development throughout the course. Our friendly, supportive learning environment makes use of lectures and seminars, business simulations, group discussions, team projects and case studies designed to help you analyse complex problems, evaluate opportunities and risks, propose solutions and plan their implementation, drawing on current management research and practice.Academic performance is assessed through group work and presentations as well as work-related assignments, exams, reports and a research project. Assessment methods vary, but clearly laid out assessments, supported by instruction and guidance, will assist you in fulfilling programme requirements and utilising your learning for business impact.

Student Destinations

MBA students refine their career plans throughout the programme with the support of course tutors, MBA career workshops, organisational visits, residential study tours, career services events, and the University’s Careers and Recruitment Service. Some of the roles our graduates have taken include:
  • Technology Consultant / Business Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Head of Transformation
  • Engineering Services Business Manager
  • Business District Improvement Manager
  • Finance Director
  • Managing Director

Accreditation

Association of MBAs

Programme Structure

Module Details

The Portsmouth MBA is a flexible part-time course ensuring minimal disruption to your work and home commitments. It is mainly taught in two-day blocks on alternate weeks, over two academic years. You will also attend Master Classes, a UK residential and an international residential that are typically delivered outside the two-day teaching block. Our MBA academics and professional staff, who understand the pressures of combining work and study, will fully support you throughout the programme.The Executive MBA course structure includes eight taught units and two developmental units that focus on professional development:
  • Year 1
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing in the Global Economic and Financial Environment
  • Integrated Strategy Project
  • Consultancy, Research Methods and Professional Development, including Executive Coaching, Master Classes and UK residential
Year 2
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Strategic Leadership and Change
  • Managing Operations and Systems
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Consultancy, Research Methods and Professional Development, including Executive Coaching, Master Classes and international residential

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      2 years part time. Start September or January.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (or equivalent, including professional qualifications), not necessarily in a business related subject, plus at least two years of postgraduate work experience at a professional or managerial level. Applicants without formal qualifications, but with at least 5 years of management experience are welcome to apply. Applicants may be required to submit a work portfolio. All applicants are subject to interview
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 7450 International
  • GBP 7450 EU/EEA

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man/International students
September 2017 entry: £14,900 with £7,450 being charged in year 1 and year 2.


Funding

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