The Warwick Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation


  • £18,550

What’s included

  • Tuition
  • Study materials
  • Networking events
  • Lunch and refreshments during classes at WBS London.

What’s not included

  • Residential accommodation
  • Travel
  • Graduation robes and photographs.

Business case

If you would like to develop a business case to request sponsorship from you organisation, we can support you. Contact us via email, or call us on +44 (0)24 7652 4100 to discuss this further.

Scholarship and Bursaries - 2024 entry

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available for candidates enrolling on the Warwick Executive Diplomas in 2024.

Scholarships covering up to a maximum of 50% of tuition fees are available for high calibre candidates. Bursaries and fee reductions are also available to a range of applicants. Scholarship applications will be considered throughout the application cycle, on a first-come first-served basis, therefore early application is encouraged. 


In order to apply for a scholarship, you will need to complete a 300 - 500 word statement demonstrating that you possess Warwick Business School’s four CORE values. The statement should be completed in the relevant section of the Executive Diploma application form. The WBS CORE values you will need to evidence are as follows:

  • Curiosity: Demonstrates a thirst for new knowledge and experiences; thinking creatively and embracing challenges and new ideas
  • Openness: Demonstrates an open mind; recognising the value of diversity and different perspectives
  • Restlessness: Demonstrates a drive and determination to achieve more, challenging convention to find a better way
  • Excellence: Demonstrates the pursuit of excellence; attainment of high standards across all areas of life.
Scholarships we offer
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Society
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Society

This scholarship is for those who strive to use business as a power for good. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to positively influencing society, evidencing the impact of their work and how they are generating better social outcomes for others, whether though their job or volunteering experience.

Championing the Community - Locally Resident
Championing the Community - Locally Resident

As part of our commitment to the local community and promoting access to the University of Warwick, we offer a scholarship exclusively to those who live in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Championing Diversity – Geographical
Championing Diversity – Geographical

At WBS we welcome a large community of Change Makers from all over the world, with participants coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. To further encourage this diversity, this scholarship is available for candidates across the globe, with a particular focus on Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Championing Diversity - LGBTQUA+
Championing Diversity - LGBTQUA+

We strive to create an open and welcoming environment; a place where individuals can express themselves freely. This scholarship is open to talented individuals who are committed to being a Change Maker for the LGBTQUA+ community, with a mission to increase visibility and representation. You can apply for this scholarship if you identify as a member of the LGBTQUA+ community or are an advocate or ally for these groups.

Inspiring Females
Inspiring Females

We’re committed to working towards a more gender-balanced future for the most senior positions in the boardroom. This scholarship is open to females who demonstrate business excellence and are inspiring role models to others. 

On our Executive MBA, we also offer two successful candidates an exceptional award of 50% and an invite to join the 30% Club. Further to this, we have also teamed up with We are the City and City Women’s Network, who both support and promote women in business.

Championing Diversity - Black in Business
Championing Diversity - Black in Business

We are proud to welcome a diverse cohort of students and are continually working towards addressing under-representation. As part of this, we are committed to creating an environment that promotes the representation, wellbeing and development of Black professionals in business. This scholarship is open to candidates from Black or mixed Black backgrounds.

Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Sector
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Sector

This scholarship has been created to recognise individuals who seek to challenge the norm in their sector through their impactful drive and vision to make a positive difference. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to making an impact in business, as well as evidence of the impact had in organisation and sector to achieve better outcomes and provide wider value.

Alumni Scholarship
Alumni Scholarship

Warwick alumni are entitled to a 25% tuition fee scholarship.

Corporate partner fee reduction
Corporate partner fee reduction

WBS welcomes interest in the Executive Diploma Series from corporates in the UK and internationally.

When and how to pay

You can pay your tuition fee in a lump sum at the start of your studies, or you can pay in installments. Please see the University of Warwick’s student finance pages for the most current information.

To secure your place on the course, and scholarship if applicable, you must lodge a £1,500 deposit with us within four weeks of receiving your offer. The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost. Read more about how to pay at the University's finance pages. By paying the deposit you are agreeing to the University of Warwick refund policy which can be viewed here.

Alternative funding options

The sources set out below are those which have been brought to the attention of the University as being specifically designed for/aimed at Executive Education students. They are not exhaustive - other funding sources and products may be available. The University does not specifically recommend or endorse these sources/products and the content set out below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University. Students should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets their precise needs - not all funding is appropriate for all students.

Lendwise Loan for Postgraduate Education

Lendwise is a UK-based specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for students who are looking to fund their studies at world class universities and business schools. Lendwise takes a holistic view of a student’s profile, which includes assessing their future earnings potential as well as, where relevant, academic and work experience track record.


  • UK-domiciled students (any nationality), EU and North American students. All other nationalities are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • New and continuing students are eligible to apply.
  • All postgraduate courses at WBS / the University of Warwick, on both full time and part time basis, are eligible.

Rates and application procedure

Interest rates are fixed for the entire duration of the loan and full time programme students have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation. Rates depend on an applicant’s overall profile, and the application process is entirely online.

You can borrow in GBP for the full cost of attendance (tuition fee minus the initial deposit paid and minus any scholarships). To get started on your Lendwise loan application, click here.

Why go with a Lendwise loan?

  • Competitive interest rate that is fixed for the entire duration of the loan
  • No collateral or co-signor required
  • Easy and quick online application
  • No repayments while you study (full time courses)
  • No penalties/fees for over or early repayments

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