Available in Warwick or London, the Business Administration (Executive) MBA, ranked 1st in the UK by The Economist, will equip you with the strategic leadership skills, aptitude and vision to make an immediate impact. You also have the opportunity to specialise your MBA in Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship or Strategic Leadership.
Ranked first in the UK and 6th in the world by The Economist/Which? MBA Executive MBA ranking 2020, the Warwick Executive MBA will give you the strategic leadership skills you need to make an immediate impact. Our world-renowned teaching and research, combined with our innovative culture and comprehensive leadership and development support, will give you the skills, aptitude and vision you need to start your own business, fast track to the C-suite, or to transform your career by redefining your next steps. The Executive MBA can be taken as a four-day block every six weeks at WBS’ Coventry campus, or as a daytime (two days every other week) or evening course (each required module is typically taught over two evenings in a four-week period between September and July) at WBS London, The Shard.
- Operations Management
- Strategic Advantage
- Organisational Behaviour
- Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Economics of the Business Environment
- Project and Dissertation
Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:
- Finance and Accounting
- Global Business
- HRM and Corporate Responsibility
- Management and Leadership
There is also the option to specialise your MBA in one of the following areas:
- Finance specialism
- Strategic Leadership specialism
- Healthcare specialism
- Entrepreneurship specialism
Traditional lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects will be paired with innovative learning experiences, such as using film, drama, business simulation software and role play.
Modules are typically 30 contact hours, which would be split across the teaching pattern of the particular module (daytime, block, or evenings).
Your learning will be assessed through a variety of methods including individual written assignments, case study analysis, groupwork presentations and reports.
Consultancy project and dissertation
Your consultancy project will allow you to apply what you have learned to a real management issue, usually from your own organisation. It is the culmination of everything you have learned, enabling you to demonstrate that you can explore a business issue thoroughly from multiple perspectives and make practical recommendations based on the theories, concepts, frameworks and tools that you have learned during the course and extended in your own studies. The output for your degree from your consultancy project will be a dissertation. Support is provided via lectures and online resources as part of the dissertation module, and you will be assigned a dissertation supervisor to help guide you through the process.
Skills from this degree
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment
- Gain an understanding of different leadership skills and develop your own leadership style
- Gain an appreciation of different perspectives and viewpoints by learning with and from a diverse cohort
- Practical application - take new ideas straight from the classroom into your day-to-day work
- You will benefit from being part of a global cohort, allowing you to develop your professional network and understand different cultures and work practices
Minimum requirements You must have at least four years' postgraduate managerial work experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities. You must have a 2:i at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
For details about what is included/excluded from your course fees, please check the individual course pages:
We have WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Further details about scholarships can be found on the WBS website.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Bank of England, Barclays, Bentley, BT, CGI, Deloitte, Eon, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Lloyds Banking Group, Hackney, Microsoft, NHS, Nissan, Post Office, PwC, Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Samsung, Shell, Siemens, Tata Steel, Tesco, Thomson Reuters, Travis Perkins, Vax, Virgin Money and Wagamama.
As an Executive MBA at WBS you will have access to tailor-made leadership and professional development designed around our Career Management Cycle specifically for Executives. Through tailored guidance and one-to-one coaching, we will ensure that you leave WBS feeling confident with all the skills to make your next career move. Our career services don’t stop when you complete your programme. You will still be able to access online resources, one career consultation and our Professional Interest Groups for free. You’ll also be able to participate in our career skills masterclasses and webinars on a pay as you go basis.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
If you would like to explore whether our Executive MBA is the right programme for you, you can:
- Join us for regular online virtual information sessions
- Meet us at an MBA fair around the world
- Join us for regular open events at our Warwick campus or WBS London where you can meet with staff and participants, as well as experience a taster lecture
Full details of all forthcoming events are on the WBS website.