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Executive Master of Business Administration

Executive Master of Business Administration

Tackle the challenges of the future of work, explore pioneering leadership solutions, and unlock your potential with the Executive MBA.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a dynamic, experience-based programme relevant to senior leaders. You'll develop your skills, and gain an understanding of how you can shape your organisation's future on a global scale.

You will gain expert insight from our world-leading researchers and thought-leaders from policy and practice. Developing your knowledge and experiences of the ever-changing world of work.

You'll study in a rich learning environment, engaging in real-world challenges. You will demonstrate your sustainable development through innovation, collaboration and responsible leadership.

What to expect on the Executive MBA

The EMBA will prepare you for a future you can shape.

You'll develop your business and organisational skills. The EMBA's curriculum will guide you through a dynamic and stimulating learning journey.

In your first year, you'll explore organisational performance across core business disciplines. These disciplines are relevant in a globally connected, and digitally enabled world, including:

  • strategic leadership
  • people management
  • financial analysis
  • marketing operations
  • supply chain
  • decision-making and data

In year two, you'll develop capabilities essential for shaping future organisation such as:

  • innovation
  • entrepreneurship
  • sustainable development

You'll apply a broad spectrum of knowledge through a practice-based research project. This demonstrates a significant contribution to organisational performance.

You'll gain a unique and in-depth experience of mapping and measuring your personal and systemic impact. These relate to the Future of Work against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Study your way

The Executive MBA balances the demands of your employment with personal development, transforming your career potential.

Learning is flexible, and delivered through face-to-face workshops and online. You'll learn alongside a diverse, multi-sector peer group. New perspectives will challenge your approaches.

You will be supported through:

  • group action learning
  • coaching and a personal tutor
  • the academic programme team

You will acquire widely applicable skills and knowledge that will be with you for life. You'll also join an ever-growing network of MBA alumni, sustaining learning beyond the programme.

This programme is available as a Senior Leadership Apprenticeship – Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, with a progression route to achieve the full Executive MBA at an additional cost.

Study the Executive MBA at Newcastle University Business School. Find out more about the programme on our postgraduate pages or register your interest.

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