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Executive MBA

Course Description

Course Overview

The Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a two-year part-time programme for experienced managers and offers students associate membership of the Chartered Managers Institute (CMI).

Its highly practical and action-oriented approach combines intensive modular input in weekend blocks with real business projects and close tutorial support.

Executive MBA Open Evenings take place twice a year in April and July.​

See the website https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/management/courses/Pages/Executive-MBA.aspx

Course Content

Core modules:
- Effective Management of People
- Effective Management of Markets
- Effective Management of Accountancy
- Effective Management of Processes
- Effective Management of Strategy

PRINCE2 is also included in the Effectively Managing Processes module.

Option subjects:
Two modules to be selected from a large number of electives and pathways, allowing Executive MBA students to specialise. (20 credits each).

Management Report:
Completion of a 14,000-word management report based on a real world management problem, utilising both current theory and practice. Each student on the course will be allocated to a subject expert and students will have six months to complete this work. Furthermore all course work on this Executive MBA can be focused on your company so adding significant value to your studies.

Prizes for best student and best management report are awarded at the end of the course.

Learning & Teaching

The Executive MBA is designed to:

Be action-oriented - the programme design, with its work-based assignments, leadership challenges - linking with organisations like Challenge Wales - help you apply your learning and ensure that as your abilities grow, your organisation reaping the benefits.

Build a foundation of knowledge - on the Executive MBA we help you grow your knowledge from the ground up via core courses that refresh your existing skills and secure your understanding of key management topics.

Offers customised learning - which will give you the ideal opportunity to broaden your experience, focus on subjects of particular interest and tailor your Executive MBA to your specific needs.

Provide a hands-on approach - to management topics, inviting business leaders and thinkers into the programme to work with you on live case studies that allow you to explore new industries and test new approaches.

Offer complete flexibility - modules are completed in self-contained blocks. The programme can be completed within two to five years with the option to vary the number of modules taken each year to suit your lifestyle, work and personal commitments.

Focus on leadership development - which is geared to developing your knowledge of business functions and their interactions, and to building your ability to manage and lead in complex organisational situations. It dovetails seamlessly with our existing, highly successful portfolio of leadership courses.

The programme is completed in weekend study (normally on weekend a month) and is comprised of five core subjects, two electives and finally a management report.


Coursework and examination as per module descriptors and management report.

Employability & Careers

This Cardiff Met Executive MBA has been designed to be very flexible and to link into the existing executive courses in CSM. Credits achieved on these other executive courses can be transferred to the Executive MBA.

Find out how to apply here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

Visit the Executive MBA page on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A Honours degree at least 2:2 and at least four years management work experience. Other professional qualifications such as CIM or CIMA will also be considered plus four years management work experience.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £12,995; International Students: £12,995

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