Executive MBA 

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.

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Executive MBA Open Evenings take place; mid March, Mid June and early September.

For further information please contact: ExecutiveMBA@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Telephone 029 2020 5639

Course Content

The Executive MBA in its' design aims to:

Be action-oriented - The programme design, with its work-based assignments, leadership challenges – linking with organisations like Challenge Wales and Cardiff White Water - help you apply your learning and ensure that as your abilities grow, your organisation reaps 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.

Offer customised learning - Our suite of over 40 electives from across the University 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 - Our school take 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 - The Executive MBA offers exceptional 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 - The Executive MBA 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 can be completed in weekend study and is comprised of three major components:

Core modules:
Effectively Managing People
Effectively Managing Markets
Effectively Managing Money
Effectively Managing Processes
Developing Effective Strategy

PRINCE2 is also included in the Effectively Managing Processes module.

Each 20 credit module will be taught at weekends, during the first 18 months of the course.

Option modules:
Two modules to be selected from a large number of electives and pathways, allowing Executive MBA students to specialise. (10 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.

Career Potential

This 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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

A Honours degree at least 2:2 or at least four years management work experience

Other professional qualifications such as CIM or CIMA will also be considered.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: Two years part-time

Course work and examination as per module descriptors and management report.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

Selection Procedure:
Selection for this course is by academic attainment, work experience and satisfactory performance at interview.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries please contact the Programme Director, Professor Mark Goode:
Email: mgoode@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 6322

or alternatively contact the course Administrator, Nia Lloyd:
Email: nlloyd@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2020 5639

See Also:
Cardiff School of Management Website