Taught course

Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship - MBA

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MBA programme has been delivered for more than 20 years and has more than 1,000 graduates globally. Now our MBA apprenticeship route allows students to complete the MBA within a work-based learning approach.

The programme has been designed in collaboration with 30 leading companies, the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the Chartered Management Institute to develop students knowledge and skills in:

  • Strategy
  • Innovation and change
  • Enterprise and risk
  • Leading and developing people
  • Developing collaborative relationships

This innovative, flexible, work-based programme represents a remarkable opportunity for aspirational professionals. For those who are transitioning from a specialist background into senior management, or seeking to ground an existing leadership role with contemporary theory, the MBA will have a transformational impact for organisations.

Managers will emerge as highly capable professionals grounded in key areas of business administration with a thorough and dynamic approach to tackling complex business challenges. They will also have strong capabilities in emerging organisational trends and business issues which are reflected in the research strengths of Newcastle Business School.

Successful apprentices will also achieve a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership, making them eligible to take an ‘exemption’ route to Chartered Manager (CMgr/FCMI) status, subject to fulfilling the professional experience requirements.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453