Executive MBA (London)

About you

At WBS we are looking for true leaders who embrace challenges, demonstrate creative thinking and inspire change, in others and themselves. You should know your strengths and weaknesses, and be capable of, or have the potential to enthuse and encourage others. You will be inquisitive, thoughtful and decisive. 

The core competencies we are seeking are:

  • Strategic Thinking: Thinks broadly and strategically, demonstrating sound commercial acumen
  • Creativity: Open to new ideas, experiences and learning opportunities. You will show clear analytical thinking, getting to the heart of complex problems and identifying innovative and creative solutions
  • Drive for Results: Strong focus on delivering a high quality service or product. Seeks opportunities for self-development and career advancement. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks
  • Personal Impact: Communicates and networks effectively and successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner.
  • Leading Others: Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility. Supports others and shows respect and positive regard and puts people first.
Experience

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.    

Academic record

You must have an upper second class honours 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.

Application deadlines

Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay. Please select which mode of study (evening or Friday/Saturday) you would prefer to follow for your required modules. Please note that we offer one intake for the evening mode of study in September and two intakes for the Friday/Saturday mode in March and September each year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship an early application is advisable.  

September 2018 intake (Friday/Saturday mode of study only)

Final deadline: 12 August 2018

September 2018 intake (evening mode of study only)

Final deadline: 17 August 2018

March 2019 intake (Friday/Saturday mode of study)

First round: 28 October 2018
Second round: 9 December 2018
Final deadline: 10 February 2019

April 2019 (intake evening mode study only)

First round: 4 November 2018
Second round: 16 December 2018
Final deadline: 24 February 2019

 

The selection process

If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements then you can submit your CV to warwickmba@wbs.ac.uk for a pre-check. We will provide feedback within 48 hours. Applications are handled via our online application system. You will need to fill out the application form and provide evidence of the prerequisite requirements that are relevant to you:  

Transcripts: You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English and we need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time of submitting your application then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service.

English Language: All of our programmes are delivered in English so, if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university or worked in an English speaking environment for at least two years you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognised tests of English.  The certificate will be required as evidence.

  • IELTS: 7.0 - all four language components have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
  • PTE: 70 - with 51+ in every section
  • CAE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • CPE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • TOEFL: 100 – minimum component scores: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23

References – We require two professional references including one from your line manager but if you have left education within the last five years, you can provide one academic and one professional reference. Referees should be able to comment on your academic or business acumen and one reference should ideally be from a current line manager.  We do not accept references from family members or friends.

Your file will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and once they have made a decision we will contact you. Successful applicants will be invited to either a face to face or skype interview. The interview is used to inform the selection panel but it also enables us to understand what you want to achieve and to make sure we can offer what you are looking for.

If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form confirming your decision within 4 weeks.  

You will then receive instructions on how to register and enrol and when to expect your course materials. Registration and enrolment usually takes place 6 weeks before the start of the programme.

Explore whether the MBA is right for you

  • Email: warwickmba@wbs.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 4100
  • Drop in any Tuesday morning at our University campus for an informal chat with a member of our team
  • Arrange to visit the University campus at a time convenient to you.

We also hold regular open events at  The Shard which are a great opportunity to meet staff and participants and experience a taster lecture. Book your place now

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