Taught course

MBA (CMI) (Apprenticeship)

Arden University · Arden University
CIM Cert

Entry requirements

For learners to enrol on this degree apprenticeship they must:

  • Be in employment and have written evidence confirming support from their employer.
  • Have evidence of funding eligibility.
  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' work experience.
  • A grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Designed for individuals already in or moving into a senior or strategic management role, the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship provides learners with the knowledge needed to implement positive change into their organisations from the get-go.

Please note, Arden University apprenticeship programmes are aimed at individuals already in employment.

This CMI accredited MBA Apprenticeship allows workers who are already in employment to study alongside their current commitments and gain a full MBA qualification. As part of the programme, apprentices will need to visit one of our UK study centres one day a month, for a 7-hour development day. The rest of the time they can study online, using Arden's online learning platform, ilearn.

We may also be able to provide this at your workplace or at our other study centres. please get in touch to see if you're eligible.

An MBA will require around 17-20 hours per week of self-study. As part of your apprenticeship, your employer will support you by giving you extra time within the working week, for you to focus on your studies.

Information for international students

Not currently available outside the UK

Fees and funding

This Senior Leader Apprenticeship is of no financial cost to you, the learner. Apprenticeships are seen as an investment by your employer and the government. If your employer is a levy payer, they are able to claim back funds once you enrol onto the programme. If your employer is not a levy payer, Arden can also help towards the cost of the apprenticeship, please get in touch for more details.

Qualification and course duration

CIM Cert

24 months

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