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Course content

This is a career development programme aimed at experienced business professionals with more than two years' business experience.

You will develop and transform your leadership skills through strategic management. Your studies at our Leeds Business School will develop your managerial style and transform you into a strategic thinker, helping to prepare you for the uncertain global environment now faced in business.

After trialling your concepts in the Business Consultancy Project module, you will feel confident in applying and using theory in a practical way. You will expand your knowledge of management theories and you will be able to specialise in a particular field of interest.

MBA Course Specialisms

To help you on the path to becoming industry experts, we offer the following specialisms: Healthcare Management, Marketing, Human Resources, PR, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance and Accounting, and Finance. This means you will complete two options from the above list and conduct your Consultancy Project in that area of industry.

January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Course Benefits

Our aim is to give you the space to think and critically appreciate your current strengths and areas for development and to gain insight into both your leadership skills and the management challenges you face. We help you to develop and apply new decisive leadership methods to enable you to raise your game.

The MBA (Executive) recruits experienced practitioners who wish to both accelerate their career opportunities and directly apply their learning to enhance their own performance and that of their organisation. You will be encouraged to share your working experiences with fellow delegates and with expert staff who can support you to devise practical solutions to your leadership challenges. The MBA (Executive) course has been delivered successfully here at Leeds Business School since 1991. The course is based at the multi award-winning Rose Bowl, which opened in the heart of the city's business quarter in 2009.

We're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

Core modules

  • Accounting & Finance for Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Self-Effectiveness & Leadership Performance
  • Organising & Managing for Performance
  • Contemporary Marketing
  • Business Consultancy Project

Option modules

  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • International Environment of Business
  • International Marketing: Emerging Markets
  • Investment Fund Management
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Media Strategy & Planning
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Decision Analysis
  • Strategic Management of International Enterprises
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour & Research
  • Business Process & Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Job prospects

The University is an approved centre for the Institute of Directors and our MBA programme can be used as a platform to becoming a Chartered Director. You will be in a position to take up management positions in all sectors and industries, and you will be able to provide the effective direction and leadership that all organisations, whether in the UK or overseas, need.

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Accounts Manager
  • Marketing Director

Visit the MBA (Executive) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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