Executive MBA - Business Administration

Ulster University - Belfast

Executive MBA - Business Administration

A challenging programme designed for experienced or aspiring managers who wish to expand their knowledge and skills to equip them for senior management positions. You will relate your work experience to business theory, broadening your understanding of organisations and the increasingly competitive environment in which they operate.

You will learn with a diverse group of experienced executives, managers, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the private and public sectors, enhancing your knowledge of business functions, processes, and strategies. You will examine your own business practices and management style, and develop your strategic and critical thinking skills.

The Executive MBA allows you to make an impact in the workplace via practical project based assessments. Graduates have a track record of delivering strategic value to their organisations and as a result have advanced their careers with their employers.

Work placement / study abroad
Executive MBA students tend to be in employment while undertaking the course, as such, a work placement is not offered. There are opportunities to conduct live case studies within several host organisation and students may decide to undertake their Management Project in an organisation other than their own. There are also opportunities to study abroad e.g. the Babson Build Entrepreneurship Programme.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Accounting and Finance for Senior Leaders
• Operational Excellence
• Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
• Leadership Development
• People and Change
• Marketing Management

Year two
• Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation
• Management Project Proposal
• Strategy and International Competitiveness
• Management Project
• Corporate Governance and Boardroom Management

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants should normally have a second class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification, together with a minimum of three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience. The course team will consider relevant experience of each applicant but as a guide, this may include middle to senior management experience or a senior professional role.

However, applications will be considered from experienced, practicing managers and technical or other specialists who do not have an honours degree but who have more significant work experience and can demonstrate the ability and commitment to complete the programme.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
An MBA will help you develop your career whether it is progressing within your current organisation, changing career into a different profession/sector or working internationally. As a qualification, the MBA is valued and sought after by employers.

Graduates from the MBA course have found that they have been able to deliver value to their organisations through the work that they carry out on the course and thus progress their careers with their respective employers.

Other students use the MBA as a springboard to seek new opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Many students wish to either set up their own business or become business consultants. The course is specifically tailored (especially in terms of assessment and practical teaching) to allow students to develop the necessary skills and expertise to allow this fulfilment.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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