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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Master of Business Administration

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional
  • Start Date(s): October 2022 / January 2023
  • Duration: Two years and two months
  • Study Mode(s): Part-time
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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At Nottingham Business School we are proud to have developed an innovative and rigorous part-time Executive Master in Business Administration, rich in real-world experiences, international perspectives and opportunities to personalise your learning around your ambitions.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is considered the passport to a successful senior leadership career for practising managers. The EMBA is a partnership – you bring the experience, enthusiasm and know-how, and we give you the most up-to-date knowledge, tools and techniques. This allows you to become impactful organisational leaders, who demonstrate clarity of thinking, and a set of convictions underpinned by the principles of responsibility and sustainability.

Our innovative, intensive courses prepare you for a wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations, enabling you to see the interconnections of your actions. Whichever you choose, you will acquire the knowledge you need to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives.

The ability to personalise learning and to apply it directly to your organisation puts you at the heart of our learning model and ensures both you and your organisation benefit directly from your studies.

The EMBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institution (CMI), upon completion you will also receive a Level 7 CMI qualification.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • The EMBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institution (CMI), upon completion you will also receive a Level 7 CMI qualification.
  • Every student will be allocated an Academic Mentor at the beginning of the academic year and you will meet with them regularly as they help you make the most of your time at NBS.
  • NBS is part of the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.
  • Create a personalised learning experience, giving you a unique MBA degree that equips you with the skills you'll need, for the career you want.

What you’ll study

This course begins in October and January. Take a look at the academic calendar for term dates.

At the start of the course, our Executive MBA development programme helps to prepare you for the challenges ahead. It includes intensive academic preparation for those who have been away from university for some years, as well as personal and professional development.

Developing Mindset

  • Customer Centric Marketing
  • Leading People and Organisations
  • Leading Responsible and Sustainable Organisations
  • Leading Strategy
  • Leading Innovation

Leading Agile Transformation

  • Finance for Strategic Decision Making
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Business Planning

Building and Leading a Resilient Organisation

  • Governing Organisations
  • Digital Transformation
  • Global Consultancy Experience
  • Business Research Project

Professional Leadership Development

This module is taught throughout the course develops professional, strategic transferable skills which students can deploy in the workplace.

The purpose of the module is to increase students understanding of how to manage their own continuous professional development in order to be a more effective leader and to enable sustained career success.

Specifically the aims of the module are to:

  • Enable an understanding and appreciation of the importance of effective continuous learning in realising potential.
  • Develop an understanding of key competencies and attributes relating to development as a leader.
  • Develop students’ ability to use reflective practice to improve their performance and continuous development.
  • Enable an understanding of how to identify ongoing development needs for continuous career management.

The module content can be grouped into three core themes:

  1. Developing core personal and professional competencies
  2. Developing leadership capability
  3. Reflective practice, development planning and career management.

How you’re taught

How will I learn?

Teaching will take place through a range of delivery methods including on-campus teaching, online learning and one-to-one mentoring.

This is a modular part-time programme, designed to maximise the impact of time away from your organisation whilst allowing you to schedule your time in a way that is as effective as possible.

The programme incorporates a mix of classroom modules, independent supported learning and work-based consultancy projects. It includes an international study visit and action learning group meetings.

You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assignments, applied projects and presentations. There are no examinations.

It is the application of the knowledge you have acquired during the course that will enable you to think strategically and bring about change within your organisation.

Academic Mentors

Every postgraduate student will be allocated an Academic Mentor at the beginning of the academic year and you will meet with them regularly throughout the year. Academic Mentors help you make the most of your time at NTU. They will support you in developing and enhancing the qualities and transferable skills necessary for your studies, career progression, professional and personal development.

Staff Profiles

Julie Rosborough

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Julie currently is the MBA Portfolio Lead and is responsible for the design, recruitment, delivery and external client and alumni engagement of the Executive MBA and Full Time MBA courses. Prior this role Julie lead the MSc…

Matt Dunn

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Matt Dunn is a module leader for the Director’s Perspective (EMBA/SLA) and Leading & Managing Strategy (CMDA) at Nottingham Business School.

Angela Enright

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Angela is an Academic Mentor and Lecturer working as part of the personalisation initiative for postgraduate students in Nottingham Business School. She supports students and helps them to develop the…

Careers and employability

"Nottingham Business School's EMBA stood apart, as it gave me the opportunity to join a cohort of professionals from across various industries and sectors, and study the theory and practice of broad, business-focused syllabus, both in the UK and internationally.

From start to finish the course structure was clear and defined, and crucially helped me to manage and balance academic study, work schedules, and my personal life. From the outset of my studies and beyond, I found myself applying course learning in my day to day work and personal life with tangible positive effect."

James Sheldon, Sales Director National Sales UK&I at Experian.

EMBA graduate stats

  • £60,000+ average graduate salary five years after graduating
  • 30% average increase in salary following completion
  • 45% are businesswomen on our course
  • 35 is the average age of our graduates
  • 100% of all surveyed graduated agreed that the EMBA had a direct effect on their professional development

Career Development

We'll help you to develop your career potential and support you, as you determine the right career path, develop a job search strategy, reassess your career objectives and identify career options and opportunities.

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Campus and facilities

At Nottingham Trent University, we provide first-class learning facilities for our students. The transformed Newton building is the home of Nottingham Business School and marks the next phase in the School’s development. In Newton, students have an abundance of teaching space, a range of lecture theatres of different sizes, and masses of space for social learning.

Dryden Centre

A short walk from the Newton building and Boots library, the Dryden Centre facilitates on-campus teaching for Nottingham Business School’s postgraduate and executive education courses. Benefit from the newly built NTU Dryden Enterprise Centre next door that provides dedicated support for entrepreneurs, start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Entry requirements

You will need the following:

  • 2:2 degree and 3-5 years professional experience
  • If you do not have an undergraduate degree we can accept 8+ years of professional experience

Other requirements:

  • Vocational references

As part of the application process, we will meet with you to identify your individual training needs. This will allow us to provide personalised support as we assign you an Academic Mentor who will be with you through the duration of the course to help you achieve your training and learning objectives.

Fees and funding

Fees for January 2022 entry

Study modeFee
Part-time EMBA £21,000 (£10,500 per year)

Fees for October 2022 entry

Study mode 
Part-time EMBA£21,500 (£10,750 per year)

Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one academic year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.

For more details on course fees, funding available and any additional support please visit our fees and funding page. Students loans are available.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Apply through our NTU Applicant Portal.

Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

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