The Executive MBA programme provides a solid foundation in business and management and, through the international assignment and elective opportunities, the flexibility to specialise in an area of interest to you. The programme format and content have been specifically designed to maximise your programme experience and networking opportunities, whilst minimising the need to be away from work.
Whether you choose to focus your study in London or Dubai, you will start and finish your Executive MBA experience in London. Both the London and Dubai streams will come together for three residential modules in London; orientation, one module mid-programme and a module at the end of the programme. These shared modules provide the ideal environment in which to build valuable networks with an extended group of diverse peers.
The Executive MBA programme consists of five elements:
- Part 1: Core courses - Gain a thorough grounding in all areas of business and management. The majority of core courses are taught in your primary study location.
- Part 2: Elective options - Choose between six and eight electives from the School's extensive portfolio. Electives are primarily offered in London, with a limited number available in Dubai, New York and Hong Kong.
- International Assignment - Experience the way business is conducted in an unfamiliar business environment and apply the skills and knowledge gained on the programme on this week-long assignment.
- Leadership Skills Development - Underpinning the Executive MBA curriculum is the focus on developing your leadership capabilities. Over the course of the programme, you will explore the skills and attributes required for effective leadership.
- Drawing it all together - The London and Dubai streams join together for two residential modules in the last 6 months of the programme. Designed to consolidate your learning through multi-disciplinary group simulation and feedback, you are encouraged to think about how you can apply what you have learned to create a management style of your own and to prepare you for your career transitions ahead.
Your schedule is dependant upon your choice of study location and electives, and will differ in the first and second academic year. In the first academic year, you will study the majority of the core courses in your chosen study location. In London, core courses are taught on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks. In Dubai, core courses are taught in monthly four or five-day blocks. During the second academic year, your elective choice will dictate your schedule.
The Executive MBA programme has two start dates each year, January and September. The sample timetables below show the class schedule for the London and Dubai streams starting September 2012:
- London stream: class timetable (PDF document, 130kb)
- Dubai stream: class timetable (PDF document, 122kb)
In addition to class time, you will also need to allow for approximately 20 hours of studying outside the classroom each week.