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The AMBA-accredited Hull Executive MBA (EMBA) transforms you into a strategic and responsible leader through our business relevant, internationally recognised programme. You will be challenged to think critically to enhance your effectiveness both personally and professionally, developing the skills and understanding required to operate in a complex global business environment.

Teaching is informed by globally recognised research and led by academics with industry experience. Having access to excellent facilities across the University, you and your fellow EMBA students will remain together as a team throughout the programme, learning from each other and enabling you to enlarge your professional network.

With modules taking place in four day blocks (normally Thursday to Sunday), every 6-8 weeks, this allows you to fit your studies around work and other commitments.

The Hull EMBA is also delivered overseas through our partnerships in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Romania. Participants at these locations study locally and are taught by our internationally-renowned faculty. 

Our AMBA accreditation confirms our quality, and as a Hull EMBA student, you will:

  • take advantage of our relationship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – successful students can be awarded the CMI level seven diploma in strategic management and leadership, enabling you to apply for chartered manager status (on-campus EMBA only)
  • develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern organisations through our holistic approach, driven by our expertise in systems thinking
  • forge excellent links with industry through real world consultancy projects
  • gain experience of a broad range of industries and sectors with our diverse cohort
  • transfer new knowledge and skills direct to the workplace

Study information

The Hull EMBA prepares you for senior leadership roles in today's complex world. Designed to develop high-level skills in all the functional aspects of business such as marketing, logistics and human resources, it also develops an awareness of the relationships between them and their contribution to the organisational whole.

This distinctive holistic approach of the Hull EMBA facilitates communication across boundaries – both cultural and organisational - and in so doing enhances personal effectiveness and performance.

You will be challenged to relate your learning to your own experiences and be encouraged to step outside your existing areas of expertise to appreciate the broader context.

Based on both theory and its practical application, the Hull EMBA concentrates on five core themes that are integrated throughout the programme.

  • Connected thinking
  • Modern business organisations require solid accounting, creative marketing and reliable logistics. Customers expect – and organisational success requires – that the various elements will be drawn together to provide an overall product or service.
  • Responsible leadership
  • Throughout the EMBA, you will consider the complex nature of managerial work and will develop and demonstrate leadership competencies within the context of ethics, diversity and executive accountability.
  • Advocacy
  • Management hinges on the art of persuasion. Competence in business is founded on functional forms of business knowledge such as accounting, finance and human resource management – yet managerial success comes from a broader set of skills and attributes requiring the ability to work with others across a variety of contexts.
  • Consensus and difference
  • While acknowledging the aspiration of consensus, the Hull EMBA recognises difference, dissent and conflict, not as distractions but as potentially powerful forces for development and change.
  • Problem identification
  • The Hull EMBA emphasises a focus on problem identification rather than purely the pursuit of solutions, as once a problem is ‘named’ the resolution is more readily established and accepted.

Modules

Teaching takes place in four day blocks (normally Thursday to Sunday) every six-eight weeks. All participants take 12 core modules, studied over two years, organised so that learning in one area deepens understanding in all the others. This focused approach gives you a powerful set of tools for succeeding in today’s complex world.

You will study the following modules:

  • Strategic management
  • Leadership and organisational change
  • Managing in organisations
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Economic environment
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain and management operations
  • Accounting and finance for managers
  • Complexity and network thinking
  • Systemic management
  • Consultancy and intervention (on-campus EMBA only)
  • Complex project management (overseas EMBA only)

Followed by a dissertation on a business and management topic of your choice.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Future prospects

The Hull EMBA is much more than a qualification – it is your gateway to a world of opportunities.

Our careers team will make sure you maximise your chances of success, helping you develop that all-important edge.

While studying for your Hull EMBA, you will be able to access a variety of resources which will provide you with opportunities to develop skills that are highly sought by today's employers.

You will be encouraged to build valuable networks with an array of contacts – from business leaders to independent consultants and alumni.

Career development advice

At Hull University Business School we are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills needed to improve your chances of success. The Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated resource which supports you throughout your time here and beyond.

Careers events and workshops

This is your chance to find out about employment opportunities, develop your skills and network with industry professionals. Our range of career management, personal development and employer events are a great opportunity to discover what’s open to you after graduation.

Our alumni community

Support does not end at graduation and our global community of more than 32,000 alumni, offers extensive networking opportunities. Our graduates range from senior managers to chief executives, working in organisations such as Credit Suisse, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and Johnson and Johnson pharmaceuticals.


Visit the Executive MBA (MBA) page on the University of Hull website for more details!

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