Executive MBA (London)

Please note that this programme will be taught face-to-face unless the UK Government guidelines change. Should you be unable to attend your face-to-face sessions, alternative arrangements can be discussed with the WBS team. For further information see the university website.

Ranked 6th in the world and 1st in the UK**, the Warwick Executive MBA will give you the strategic leadership skills you need to make an immediate impact

Our world renowned teaching and research combined with our innovative culture and comprehensive leadership and development support will give you the skills, aptitude and vision you need to start your own business, fast track to the C-suite, or to transform your career by redefining your next steps.

Our impressive rankings and high quality teaching attract the most ambitious and dynamic executives, ensuring you’re learning both from and with the best. Your class size will typically be between 20 – 40 participants allowing you to fully integrate and build strong connections that last a lifetime.

Why WBS?

Challenging business insights with real world application

Entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, we break new ground with our global business insights and empower our students to make a difference in the business and wider world. We do this by constantly challenging ourselves to take teaching and learning beyond the classroom by bringing in leading experts as Professors of Practice and as visiting lecturers. It is this real world knowledge married with our outstanding inter-disciplinary, global research that enables us to build links with international organisations like Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon and Deloitte.

Learning in London, the financial capital of the world 

Opened in June 2015 on the 17th floor of The Shard, WBS London houses a 100-seat lecture theatre and a smaller one at 80 seats, plus eight seminar rooms and an IT lab. In 2018 we expanded our base at The Shard by 50% by also moving onto the 13th floor. The Shard is situated next to London Bridge so getting to us from anywhere in London couldn’t be easier. Our Warwick campus is just over an hour’s train ride from London. 

Constantly innovating

We have a long standing reputation for innovation and rightly so. We are a proud part of the global research power house that is the University of Warwick. Our desire to do things differently lies in our foundations, our research, our academics and our methods of teaching. This is evidenced by our ground breaking research in areas such as Big Data and Behavioural Science, and by the fact leadership and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is embedded in, rather than added on to the Warwick Executive MBA.

Our desire to challenge the status quo through our creative approach to teaching uses different scenarios and elements of acting to empower executives to discover new approaches and solutions to some of the biggest business issues.

Creating influential global leaders

The success of our approach is evident as our graduates are making an impact in all sectors and all areas of the world. From leading management consultancies to start-ups, from charities to FTSE 100 companies, our graduates are global leaders operating out of 167 countries.

Business begins here, lives are transformed, leaders are created.

*Daytime and Evening cohorts combined

**Ranked in the Economist/WhichMBA? 2020 Executive MBA ranking

Daytime or Evening study options

You may choose between studying the Executive MBA (London) in either a daytime format, with your required modules typically taught on Fridays and Saturdays every other week between September and July, or the evening format, where each required module is typically taught over two evenings in a fourweek period between September and July.

Locally based cohort - your network for life

The majority of our participants are based in and around the city of London providing you with opportunities to meet up, study together and discuss group work outside of your scheduled teaching hours. This added contact time with your talented peers will maximise your learning experience, help strengthen your connections and broaden your professional networks.

Well-established programme delivered in London

By bringing the Warwick Executive MBA to The Shard, we have created an intensive and demanding two-year programme in the capital city enabling you to take full advantage of our prestigious academics and connect with the wider WBS community.

At the heart of business

Studying your MBA at The Shard maintains your proximity to some of the most prominent companies in the world whose headquarters lie in the City. Combine this with our Professors of Practice and you will receive first-hand, sector-leading knowledge that you can apply immediately in your global organisation when you get back to the office on Monday. 

Accessible to the world

With easy access to London’s international airports and transport hubs, WBS London is easily accessible to you even if you are based outside of the capital or the UK, but want to develop your career and networking opportunities in London.

Inspiring speakers

We regularly invite guest speakers to The Shard and have previously welcomed; Steven Gonzalez, Deputy of Strategic Partnership Office, NASA; Louis Gargour, Chief Investment Officer at LNG Capital; Kevin Wall, CEO at Barclays Ireland; Jo Pisani, PwC Strategy Partner; Denise Wilson, OBE; Zoe Wimborne, MD of Citi. We offer a variety of networks that you can join; the Finance Network, Entrepreneurship Network, Technology Network and our Women of Warwick Network to name a few. 

Our distinguished practitioner seminars provide exclusive insights from some of the most influential leaders in the UK, such as Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil service and Chris Zook, the Lead Partner of Bain & Co’s Global Strategy Practice.

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