Taught course

Master of Business Administration (Executive)

De Montfort University · Leicester Castle Business School

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess the following:

An undergraduate Honours Degree, with a minimum pass of a second class honours degree, awarded by a British University (or overseas equivalent) or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing.

A minimum of three years appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Executive MBA is designed for business leaders who want to develop rich and versatile skill sets with which to manage the complex social, cultural, technical and organizational issues in contemporary business markets and environments.

The highly original approach of the Executive MBA addresses and responds to the changing demands and interactive situations of modern executive roles and consequently contrasts with many existing programmes which tend to offer standardised functional-style approaches and suites of modules.

Through this course you will experience blended and integrated learning experiences, using an original and flexible approach, which will allow you to develop agility and flexibility in response to the challenges of the 21st century careers. This will be achieved through a programme which has been developed around an innovative ‘project-based’ module structure which nurtures and necessitates composite and combined skills, techniques and knowledge. As a consequence, the Leicester Castle Executive MBA experience will build and enhance your judgement, confidence and self-awareness.

Upon successful completion you will also be awarded with a Level 7 professional qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language skills: Normally applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.0;

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may be possible if an applicant has:

Gained their undergraduate degree from a UK University, or

Gained their undergraduate degree from a non-UK but English language medium recognised university, or completed a UK professional body programme of study.

If you are an international student you may require a short-term study visa. If you require further information on this visa please visit the UK Government website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Two years part-time by block study

Course contact details

Faculty of Business & Law
+44 (0)116 250 6070