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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time:1 year or 2 years with internship, Part-time: Up to 4 years

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  • Last Updated

    01 November 2019

Supercharge your career at an internationally accredited Top-10 UK Business School, among just 1% of schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, with a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders.

Our part-time Executive MBA programme is designed to equip you with the skills to manage complex business challenges; develop creative solutions for contemporary business issues; lead innovative change to capitalise on new opportunities and become an effective leader of people. The programme focuses heavily on practical problem-solving skills to address real business challenges, through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders. Our work-based assignments give you the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to current business problems, enabling you to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance your leadership skills throughout the programme. Our blended learning approach allows you to balance learning and business pressures.

Executive MBA - Sports Management Pathway

In addition to the Executive MBA, we also offer a specific sports management pathway for those candidates who wish to tailor their learning to the Sport sector. The course is designed to provide you with all the core MBA knowledge, skills and behaviours, whilst allowing you to develop context specific knowledge and skills related to Sports Management though tailored optional modules and your work-based project. Voted No. 1 for Sports subjects, Loughborough University is an ideal place to study if you are focused on working in the Sports sector.

Learning alongside a cohort of experienced managers with a minimum of 5-years’ professional/managerial experience will enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work with our internationally diverse full-time cohort on some modules.

The programme can be done as a Level 7 Senior Leaders Apprenticeship.

What you'll study

The Loughborough Executive MBA is designed to provide managers with a challenging educational experience in terms of general intellectual and personal development, within the context of the academic study of business and management. Those wishing to specialise, can do so through our Executive MBA (Sports Management) pathway.

Drawing on Loughborough University’s long heritage and reputation for sport, this pathway covers all the same core content of the EMBA programme but then also includes 50 credits of sports management focused modules. It is aimed at those wishing to gain both the general senior management learning of an MBA programme alongside developing the capabilities to succeed in sports organisations and businesses. We are happy to discuss individual cases. For more detail please .


This programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

To gain the award of MBA, 180 credits need to be achieved. All the core modules are compulsory and account for 150 credits. 30 credits must be selected from the optional modules. To gain the award of MBA (Sports Management) students must take all compulsory modules that account for 150 credits, two core electives and a choice of one other elective (10 credits).


  • Personal Effectiveness (10 credits)
  • Accounting, Financial Management and Economics (10 credits)
  • Managing People (10 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (10 credits)
  • Business Analytics (10 credits)
  • Problem Solving for Leaders (10 credits)
  • Managing Innovation (two-semester module) (20 credits)
  • Leading Strategic Change (20 credits)
  • Operations Management (10 credits)
  • Leading the Organisation: Leading People (10 credits)
  • Leading the Organisation: Strategy, Governance and Markets (10 credits)
  • Professional Development sessions (0 credits)
  • Work Based Learning Project and Research Methods; Sports Management Work Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods
  • Sports Management Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of group and individual coursework as well as some exams.

Your personal and professional development

The School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Therefore, in addition to the taught programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend a range of masterclasses and networking events held at Loughborough University and an international study tour. We also offer dedicated individualised careers support, whether you are looking to advance further in your current career path or looking to change career paths, our one-to-one guidance and coaching and Professional Development programme will support you in achieving your career plans.

International Study Tours

The international study tours aim to expose you to different international experiences where you will receive a combination of lectures, industrial visits and cultural experiences and will involve visiting one of several potential destinations, for example, China, South America and the US. We ask students to make a contribution to travel and accommodation costs.

Future career prospects

As an MBA student, we are committed to providing you with the very best careers development support to ensure you maximise your post-MBA potential. With our award-winning Careers Network, you can utilise our global vacancy database with the world’s leading recruiters; receive dedicated MBA careers support; and benefit from the UK’s largest on-campus annual careers fair.

Graduate destinations

Loughborough MBA graduates include:

  • Commercial Director at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
  • Network Manager for Elliot Group
  • Senior Group Captain in the Royal Air Force
  • Manager at DNV GL
  • Senior Project Leader at British Gypsum.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Accenture, Project Manager
  • Balfour Beatty, Manager
  • Barclays, Senior Business Design Analyst
  • Birmingham Airport, Engineering Performance Manager
  • Caterpillar, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Chicago Brick & Iron, Business Development Manager
  • E.ON, Risk Engineer
  • Imago, Head of Sales & Marketing
  • Kier Group, Process Engineer Manager
  • NHS, Senior Manager
  • Rolls-Royce, Account Management
  • Sainsbury's, Retail Consultant
  • TNT Post UK, Business Development Director
  • Weidmuller, Managing Sales and Marketing Director

Your personal development

All our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Visit the The Loughborough Executive MBA page on the Loughborough University website for more details!





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