Taught course

Executive Master of Business Administration

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered.

You are expected to have a minimum of 3 years, and ideally at least 5 years’, leadership/management experience

In your CV and personal statement, you will be expected to demonstrate that you have at least three years’ experience, including managerial responsibilities AND the opportunity to apply your learning within your organisation in a strategic role.

If you are successful you will be interviewed before being accepted onto this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organisation’s future and their own career. You will explore and pioneer solutions to global challenges in relation to yourself, your organisation and wider society.

The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It is delivered using a blended learning model with monthly two day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In advance of study block attendance, you will engage individually and collectively with the programme and module specific blended learning materials and resources. This will still allow you to study flexibly around your work and personal commitments.
The group intake will be small. You will benefit from:
  • individualised personal development
  • group action learning
  • developing relationships in a trusted peer group who will become a powerful support network beyond the life of the EMBA
The curriculum is dynamic and relevant. It combines world-leading research, thought leaders from the world of policy and practice and real time projects. The EMBA is also work-based and experiential. It has been designed to enable you to learn through working on real organisational challenges. You will reflect on your own professional practice.
Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

The EMBA is available as a progression route when studying the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Information for international students

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding online Prospectus for further information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Degree Programme Director