Taught course

MBA Strategic Leadership

University of Portsmouth · Portsmouth Business School

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (or equivalent, including professional qualifications), not necessarily in a business related subject, plus at least 3 years of work experience at a professional or managerial level. Alternatively, applicants without formal qualifications, but with a minimum of 5 years of management experience, are welcome to apply. Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

Months of entry


Course content

If you are working in leadership and ready to take the next step in your career, this part-time MBA Strategic Leadership course is for you.
This degree prepares working professionals for senior leadership and management roles across private, public and third-sector organisations.
As well as developing your leadership, management and entrepreneurial capabilities, you’ll explore key business areas including corporate communications, financial management, business strategy and change management.
You’ll apply your learning directly to your role with your employer and enhance your industry skills and subject knowledge.
Course highlights
  • Prepare for senior leadership and management roles in a range of sectors
  • Develop your leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills
  • Explore key business areas including business strategy and change management
  • Apply your learning to your workplace as you study
  • Deliver value for your own organisation (or another) by analysing a challenge or opportunity in your workplace and providing recommendations
  • Develop your analytical and research skills
  • Learn from industry experts and staff with research and consultancy experience, and links with industry
  • Expand your professional network with guest lectures, fellow students and by attending business events
Careers and opportunities
This MBA Strategic Leadership degree will help you to progress your leadership career, either in your current company or with a new organisation.
You'll build your professional network as you study, by working with other students and professionals and by attending a series of external speaking events where you will hear from senior leaders and experts from the private, public and third sectors.

Information for international students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

02392 842991