Taught course

Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Winchester · Winchester Business School

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' work experience, usually in a middle-management role, and a first or second-class Honours degree or equivalent. Senior managers with substantial experience, but without a first degree, will also be considered. International students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK are NOT able to apply for this programme as it is only part-time.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Winchester is ideal for managers who want to develop the strategic knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in organisations with a global outlook.

Through the lens of responsible management, the MBA balances theoretical knowledge with grounded discussions of key themes including consumer marketing, leadership and power in organisations, innovation and sustainability, financial management, and the new frontiers in technology and data management. This approach provides students with valuable personal and professional frameworks which can be readily applied to their rapidly-changing working environments.

The Winchester MBA blends academic theory with business and management practice to ensure students acquire knowledge which can be readily transferred to the workplace. The course encourages the creative and systematic application of knowledge from multiple data sources and develops managers' capabilities to communicate ideas clearly in order to influence specialist and non-specialist audiences.

This future-focused management education encourages participation from a variety of working backgrounds and it is taught in an intensive but supportive small-group environment. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, up-to-date management case studies and with each other by reflecting on their own managerial experiences.


The Social World: leading, managing and influencing across global boundaries;
The Responsible World: the social, economic, environmental, moral and ethical dimensions of business in a global world;
The Commercial World: complex connections, exploring issues at the nexus of commercial strategy, business relationships, marketing and societal welfare;
The Financial World: accounting for sustainable business success;
The Changing World: developing dynamic capabilities for a complex global environment;
The Future World: shaping the future by seeing it first;
Reflecting on Personal and Professional Learning;
Reflecting on Personal and Professional Practice;
Research Methods in Business;

Classroom sessions are highly interactive and build on the diversity of students' work experience for the benefit of the whole cohort. Small groups provide opportunities for a person-centred approach to teaching, frequent small group discussions and the application of knowledge to students' own working environments.

Each core module requires one piece of coursework, and the two reflective modules make up a portfolio demonstrating personal reflection on learning and practice. Students must pass Research Methods in Business prior to submitting their dissertation.

The MBA at Winchester is designed to enhance the skills and careers of practising managers and professionals.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. For additional information email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023. Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK are NOT able to apply for this programme.

Fees and funding

UK students

Executive MBA Scholarships

The University of Winchester offers an MBA Scholarship for those looking to apply to the programme. For more information, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
20 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries and Applications
+44 (0) 1962 827234