Executive MBA

Inclusive services

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.

The following services are integrated into the programme:

Intensive leadership and development support

Unlimited career consultations with our highly trained CareersPlus experts
3 x 1 hour sessions of Executive Coaching with an Executive Career Coach drawn from the WBS Coaching Panel, available at any time during the programme to suit your needs.  You may also extend your coaching relationships by purchasing further sessions

You will attend a ½ day workshop delivered during each Warwick residential module. Workshops include:

  • The Challenge of Leadership - Leading self/leading others
  • Presenting with charisma
  • Client and stakeholder influencing skills, and navigating organisational politics
  • Pitching the Idea
  • Courageous conversations in the boardroom
Recruiter events and expert insights
  • Recruiter events – Opportunities to meet company representatives face-to-face to discuss upcoming opportunities. Previous companies have included Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and Capco
  • Practitioner lectures – Delivered during core modules, practitioner lectures provide an insight into different industries, and give the opportunity to network with MBA students on other programme formats. Recent presenters include Jon Hendry Pickup, Chief Operating Officer of Travelodge; Wasim Khan, CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club; Andy Thornton, Strategy Director of East Coast Community Healthcare, Simon Owen, CEO Deloitte, Switzerland
  • Sector Specialist presentations - Experienced guest speakers share first-hand industry insights. Recent sectors have included Finance, Consulting, Marketing, and Manufacturing
Online resources
  • Job postings
  • WBS CareersPlus website packed with resources covering all aspects of career development
  • 15 lesson online Career Management module
  • 360 degree online feedback tool to raise your self awareness
  • Discovery Insights – a self-assessment tool used in workshops, plus access to at least one other psychometric tool, such as Realise 2 or CareerLeader
  • Online interview simulation
  • Going Global – International Careers Information
  • Pay negotiation video workshop
  • Business journals and databases such as Marketline and Mintel Oxygen via the University of Warwick library
Building your network

When you become a Warwick Business School student you will gain access to a wealth of networking opportunities including:

  • Our Professional Networks. Current networks include:
    • Entrepreneurial network
    • Finance network
    • Global Energy network
    • Life Sciences & Healthcare network
    • Professional Women network
    • Strategy & Consulting network
    • Technology network

Recent Professional Network events include Changing Faces of Female Influencers, Exporting Innovation, The Economic Power of FinTech – The winners and losers,  Realising the value of the Internet of Things and Why do projects fail?

  • Pre-planned networking sessions each time you visit for a required module
  • Linked in groups and discussion forums

Additional Services

We’ve created a leadership and development programme that is both integrated and comprehensive but if you’d like to focus even further on your career, you can choose to access enhanced career services for an additional cost:

  • Additional executive coaching with a coach from our WBS Coaching Panel. You can choose one session for £125, three sessions for £350 or a total of six sessions for £675
  • One to one sector specialist consultations. Experts have experience in areas including consulting, marketing, manufacturing, engineering, entrepreneurship, banking and finance, SMEs, energy, leisure and retail, property management and construction, science and technology, education and social care, government, defence and security, utilities, and pharmaceuticals. These are £125 per session
  • Access to our award winning Alumni Mentoring Scheme which has recently been accredited by Investors in People (IIP). You’ll be mentored by WBS alum for a period of two years, either during or beyond your studies. The programme costs £345, and allows you to explore career options, workplace dilemmas and professional development challenges with someone who has already experienced similar situations
  • Face-to-face masterclasses including Dealing with the Media, Salary Negotiation, Effective Business Presentations, Assertiveness Skills and a Comedy Workshop, to ensure you’re fully equipped to manage your career for the long-term. All one-day Saturday workshops cost £49.95.

Please contact CareersPlus for more details.

Case competitions

You will have the opportunity to participate in case competitions organised by students here and at other leading business schools. Previous MBA participants have represented WBS in the Hult Challenge in London, San Francisco and Dubai, Nespresso Sustainability Challenge, Mckinsey Business Challenge, the RSM Private Equity Challenge and the Financial Times Business debates

These intensive challenges increase your exposure to leading companies, new sectors, industry specialists and other MBAs from around the world and provide the ideal opportunity to showcase your critical thinking and problem solving skills. Recently WBS MBA students beat off competition from business schools including London Business School, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University (RSM) to secure a £5,000 prize in the WBS Healthcare Challenge which they donated to dementia research.

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