The Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Winchester is ideal for managers who want to develop the strategic knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in organisations with a global outlook.
Programme Content Through the lens of responsible management, the Executive MBA balances theoretical knowledge with grounded discussions of key themes including consumer marketing, leadership and power in organisations, innovation and sustainability, financial management, and the new frontiers in technology and data management. This approach provides students with valuable personal and professional frameworks which can be readily applied to their rapidly-changing working environments.
The Executive MBA blends academic theory with business and management practice to ensure students acquire knowledge which can be readily transferred to the workplace. The course encourages the creative and systematic application of knowledge from multiple data sources and develops managers' capabilities to communicate ideas clearly in order to influence specialist and non-specialist audiences.
This future-focused management education encourages participation from a variety of working backgrounds and it is taught in an intensive but supportive small-group environment. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, up-to-date management case studies and with each other by reflecting on their own managerial experiences.
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Modules - The Social World: leading, managing and influencing across global boundaries - The Responsible World: the social, economic, environmental, moral and ethical dimensions of business in a global world - The Commercial World: complex connections, exploring issues at the nexus of commercial strategy, business relationships, marketing and societal welfare - The Financial World: accounting for sustainable business success - The Changing World: developing dynamic capabilities for a complex global environment - The Future World: shaping the future by seeing it first - Reflecting on Personal and Professional Learning - Reflecting on Personal and Professional Practice - Research Methods in Business - Dissertation
Learning and Teaching Classroom sessions are highly interactive and build on the diversity of students' work experience for the benefit of the whole cohort. Small groups provide opportunities for a person-centred approach to teaching, frequent small group discussions and the application of knowledge to students' own working environments.
Assessment Each core module requires one piece of coursework, and the two reflective modules make up a portfolio demonstrating personal reflection on learning and practice. Students must pass Research Methods in Business prior to submitting their dissertation.
At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Careers The Executive MBA at Winchester is designed to enhance the skills and careers of practising managers and professionals.
Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' work experience, usually in a middle-management role, and a first or second-class Honours degree or equivalent. Senior managers with substantial experience, but without a first degree, will also be considered.