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Business Administration (Taught)

Cardiff University
28 months
Part time
Scholarships available

Program description

Business Administration (Taught)

The aim of the part-time Executive MBA is to help you become a reflective practitioner by encouraging you to integrate the theories and knowledge gained from the programme with the skills, values and insights derived from experience you gained before and after the MBA.

Our Executive MBA consists of ten core modules, two elective modules and a dissertation. The programme runs for 28 months (4 taught semesters and a dissertation). It has been designed to meet the needs of experienced middle managers looking for ways to develop their understanding and knowledge of business.

The dissertation enables you to conduct an investigation into a significant challenge facing your organisation and produce practical recommendations for improvement.

You will benefit from insights from internationally renowned academics, industry experts and business practitioners and will learn with and from experienced managers from a variety of specialisms and sectors.

On completion of the programme you will have enhanced self-understanding and an ability to demonstrate leadership of your team and organisation.

Distinctive Features

  • A programme designed to fit around work commitments, only requiring three days away from the office at any one time.
  • You will be part of a community which is committed to delivering social improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School.
  • You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014).
  • You will be a student of the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB international (and one of only 5% worldwide).

Admission requirements

Candidates for this part time programme will normally be graduates of a recognised institution with a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) and at least 3 years’ relevant work experience.

Non-graduates with professional qualifications or significant work experience may also be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0, and at least 6.5 in all other categories. (or an equivalent English language qualification).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year One

Core Modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership and Professional Development

Optional Modules

  • Lean Thinking
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Transformation, Organizations and Society

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Sustainable Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Dissertation (MBA Part Time)

Optional Modules

  • Lean Thinking
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Transformation, Organizations and Society

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £10,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £10,000


What skills will I practise and develop?

If you are a manager who wants to adopt strategies and gain expertise to build and sustain business effectiveness in a competitive global market place then the Executive MBA is for you.

Our programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to enhance your professional performance and help you to realise your career potential and aspirations. It is a challenging programme but you will gain the breadth of knowledge and confidence needed to work right across any organisation, to have a strategic influence and to effect change.

The programme offers you the opportunity to apply your managerial experiences and academic theory to practical situations. The programme provides:

  • Interaction with researchers and business scholars, many of whom produce world-leading research.
  • The flexibility to manage a full-time career and study a widely recognised business qualification.
  • The opportunity to share experiences with members of your cohort.
  • The development of practical skills for management.
  • The opportunity to network with members of the Cardiff Business School Alumni Association and to attend talks given by high-profile speakers.

Career opportunities

If you joined us you would find yourself part of a group of roughly 20 managers from a broad range of organisations.  Over the last few years this has included Admiral Insurance, Scottish & Southern Electricity, Deloitte, Cardiff Council, NHS, Amazon, General Electric, Fire & Rescue Service, and many other successful private and public organisations.

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