Taught course

The Loughborough Executive MBA

Loughborough University · Loughborough Business School

Entry requirements

A minimum of five years’ management/professional experience plus a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or membership of an approved chartered institute or a diploma in management studies.

Months of entry


Course content

An Executive MBA opens up the benefits of this globally recognised qualification to professionals who are ready to move into the most senior levels of an organisation – without having to commit to full-time study.

Benefits for students

At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and reputation for developing leaders, we understand the mindset needed to go from being a high achiever to someone capable of driving forward strategy and change.

This Executive MBA is for people with at least five years’ professional/managerial experience who are now ready to transform their career and take their business impact to the most senior levels.

The programme typically takes around three years to complete. During that time, students explore all the relevant aspects of leadership and management, tapping into our world-leading research in areas such as leadership, change management and coaching.

Learning alongside a cohort of motivated managers, participants develop skills in everything from resourcing strategic initiatives to exploring business from a global perspective. They also become adept in areas such as information management, and addressing key concerns for businesses today like AI, digital data and safeguarding.

Our blended learning approach, with block face-to-face teaching and online content, supports learners to get the most from their MBA experience, while also balancing their studies with work and personal commitments.

Benefits for employers

Studying an MBA part time offers a flexible way for organisations to support the development of their future leaders.

Through modules such as Business Analytics and Decision Making for Leaders, the programme focuses heavily on practical problem-solving skills to address real challenges you might be facing within your organisation.

Developing knowledge and skills across a range of functions, participants learn to see ways in which they can apply theory in practice, to address complex organisational issues, support growth and make a real impact.

Your future leaders will build the skills to tackle complex business challenges, lead innovative change programmes to capitalise on new opportunities, and become effective leaders of people.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    Up to 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Typically 3 years

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222160