Taught course

Executive MBA

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Entry requirements

A degree or diploma from an approved University or equivalent qualification at a minimum of Second Class or GPA 3.00. Work experience: 5 years

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

The Executive MBA programme is targeted at experienced managers across a range of industries and sectors who want to boost their career prospects and enhance their thinking about management practice. The part-time delivery mode is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of busy professionals juggling career and other commitments with study. The eight taught modules and dissertation are taken in a minimum of two and a half years and a maximum of six. Each taught module is delivered in an intensive six day block spread over two consecutive long weekends – Friday to Sunday. Modules are offered at four points during the academic year – October, January, April and July.

The programme comprises eight taught modules and a 12,000 word research-based dissertation. Five of the taught modules, covering the core management disciplines, are compulsory. These are:

  • Perspectives on Strategic Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management

Students choose their three remaining modules from a list of electives including:

  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Purchasing and Supply Chain Management part 1 & part 2
  • Leading Strategy and Change
  • Corporate Public Relations and Event Management

Other elective options from the full-time MBA programme are also available.

As well as the five core and three elective modules, students will also participate in a Dissertation Skills Workshop.

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Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
30-72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005