Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA

Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA

Part time: 24 months


The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organisation’s future and their own career. You will explore and pioneer solutions to global challenges in relation to yourself, your organisation and wider society.

Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation.

The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It is delivered using a blended learning model with monthly two day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In advance of study block attendance, you will engage individually and collectively with the programme and module specific blended learning materials and resources. This will still allow you to study flexibly around your work and personal commitments.

The group intake will be small. You will benefit from:

  • individualised personal development
  • group action learning
  • developing relationships in a trusted peer group who will become a powerful support network beyond the life of the EMBA

The curriculum is dynamic and relevant. It combines world-leading research, thought leaders from the world of policy and practice and real-time projects. The EMBA is also work-based and experiential. It has been designed to enable you to learn through working on real organisational challenges. You will reflect on your own professional practice.

Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

The EMBA is available as a progression route when studying the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.


International accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is part of an elite group of business schools who hold triple-accreditation from:

This accolade is a huge endorsement which reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high-quality teaching and learning community
  • innovative programmes
  • active engagement with industry

In 2018 we celebrated 30 years of AMBA accreditation.

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You will study modules on this programme. A module is a unit of a programme with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2021 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.


Your career development

The EMBA offers a significant transformation in your career potential, both within your current role and beyond. Find out how we support your personal and professional development and help you shape the next steps in your career journey.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your programme and some potential funding opportunities.

2021-2022 fees

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

All students

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Degree Apprenticeship route

Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship 

The Executive MBA is available as a progression route when studying the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship, Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.


Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above, or international equivalent.

Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered.

You are expected to have a minimum of 3 years, and ideally at least 5 years’, leadership/management experience

You must currently be in paid employment.

In your CV and personal statement, you will be expected to demonstrate that you have at least three years’ experience, including managerial responsibilities AND the opportunity to apply your learning within your organisation in a strategic role.

If you are successful you will be interviewed before being accepted onto this programme.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: for further information.

English Language Entry Requirements 

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in listening and reading and 6.5 in writing and speaking).

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Applications for 2022/23

You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021

You will need to provide:

  • academic transcripts
  • your cv
  • a personal statement
  • English language test results (if applicable)
  • two references may be requested 


All selected applicants will be interviewed for the course.

Start dates and closing dates

The programme starts in September 2021. Induction week is scheduled w/c 20 September 2021 with teaching commencing w/c 27 September 2021.

Applications close on 29 August 2021. Please note that some scholarship deadlines are earlier. 


If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.

Applying for a Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

Applying for a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Our Relationships Manager will support employers and applicants through the application process.

To apply for the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship, you should obtain a Request To Train Form (RtTF) by emailing

You will complete the RtTF and return it to us along with your current CV.

You will be required to complete additional knowledge, skills and eligibility information so that we can access your suitability for the apprenticeship. This includes provision of a copy of your GCSE Maths and English certificates at Grade C or above.