MBA Executive MBA

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • GBP9600 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP9600 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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. Study for an MBA with Portsmouth Business School and you will be joining one of a small number of MBA programmes accredited by the Association of MBAs.



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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP9600 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9600 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)

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  • A second-class honours degree (or equivalent, including professional qualifications), not necessarily in a business related subject, plus at least three years of postgraduate work experience at a professional or managerial level. Applicants with no formal qualifications but with appropriate management experience will be considered as non-graduate candidates.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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