Taught course


University of Suffolk · Suffolk Business School

Entry requirements

Typical Entry Requirements Prospective students should: Hold a degree or professional qualification of graduate status, or Hold an HNC or HND and have three years management experience, or Have five years significant management experience. Typical International Entry Requirements Prospective students should: Hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, or A B2/C1 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MBA is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the world because of its value to managers in all types of organisations. An MBA not only offers critical business knowledge at a senior level of management, but it also provides the chance to develop leadership skills. Many employers place great value in the advanced knowledge and skills developed in a postgraduate course. Undertaking further study demonstrates determination to succeed in a chosen career area and shows you are prepared to undertake professional development. The MBA provides an opportunity to grow in career and personal terms.

The UCS Executive MBA will help you develop strategic and leadership skills that are essential today to further and enhance senior management careers. It includes a wide range of business based subject areas, including leadership and enterprise.

The course is:


Meeting the exacting standards required of this internationally recognised qualification, students develop analytical and problem solving skills, learn how to apply business models and theories, and present their findings through seminars, reports, group work and presentations.


It not only embraces the international dimensions of business and commerce, but includes an international component with part of the programme based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Students will be involved in live management issues through various projects and assessments, developing leadership and management skills, and undertaking group and individual work. The use of Guest Lectures by experts and practising managers provides opportunities to explore many aspects of current management issues.

Course Summary

The course aims to develop analytical and strategic management skills using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines. This enables students to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges presented by a global business environment, and to broaden the range of management responsibilities they undertake.

Modules studied:

(with Leadership, Enterprise and Tourism pathways only available to part-time students).
Full and part-time modules include:
Operations and HRM
Financial and Risk Management
Global Economic Trends
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Marketing
International Business Strategy
Research Methods
Full-time only modules include:
Students choose between either Business Seminars or International Business Strategy (see above)
Consultancy Management
Part-time only modules include:
The Leadership Elective
The Operations and Functions of Management (as above)
Financial and Risk Management (as above)

Leadership Development
Creativity and the Management of Change
The Enterprise Elective
The Operations and Functions of Management (as above)
Enterprise Management
Decision Making for Entrepreneurs
New Venture Development
The Tourism Elective
The Operations and Functions of Management (as above)
Financial and Risk Management (as above)
Contemporary Issues in the Travel and Tourism Environment
Strategic Change Management in the Travel and Tourism Industry

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1473 338833