Taught course

Armed Forces Executive MBA

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

General admissions requirements of the programme are as follows: ■A second class honours degree in any subject, or students holding a qualification recognised as graduate equivalent by the University, plus 2 years management experience, at an appropriate level. ■Candidates without a first degree will be admitted to the programme provided they have extensive managerial experience, at an appropriate level. This will be subject to an interview with the Programme Leader ■Candidates with an ILM/CMI Level 7 Diploma or equivalent will receive 60 credits and join the programme at the start of year 2. ■Based on APCL and APEL of armed forces professional leadership and management courses and experience, the following credits will be awarded: ■Sgt – Nil ■WO/Lt/Capt – 30 credits (Modules EMBM01, EMBM02, EMBM03) ■Lt Cdr/Maj or above 60 credits (start second year of study)

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to develop senior management and leadership competences in individuals in order for them to be effective in their respective organisational roles. In particular, the programme is designed to enable students to develop effective, practical management expertise whilst engaging with postgraduate study skills.

The programme will develop knowledge, skills and competences for individuals to develop their careers in the modern business world, or to engage with further study in the area of leadership and management.

This part-time programme will be delivered by 1 or 2 blocks study per month, plus supervisory sessions over an 18 month period. Teaching days will be scheduled in advance to assist planning & travel arrangements. There will be no tuition in August. Accommodation can be booked in local military units.

The programme will commence in September 2016, and will complete January 2017

Stage 1: The modules studied in the second year of the Executive MBA are pivotal in the development of practitioner skills to enhance leadership and managerial competences and behaviours, and augment prior studies. These include Strategic Management, Innovation & Change and Research Methods

Stage 2: The final stage comprises the production of an independent study report will allow students to undertake research on a topic of interest in the area of leadership and management, linked to their desired career aspirations.

NB: for local students the alternative form of delivery is one evening per week between 18.00pm - 21.00pm over a two plus year period, commencing September 2014. Contact the Programme Leader for further details.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months

Course contact details

David Ward
01752 636700 x 2083