Executive MBA (London)

How we teach

The Warwick Executive MBA is the perfect way to learn face-to-face without the need to step out of full time work. It will provide you with a diverse network of students, industry experts, career specialists, lecturers and alumni to learn from, share ideas with and to support you in your future career.

Learning at The Shard

Teaching of required modules is carried out in two formats:

Daytime 2+2 format

Teaching on required modules is carried out on Fridays and Saturdays (09:00 – 18:00), every other week between September and July. Required modules are studied in sequence with assessments delivered after each module. 

Evening format:

Teaching is delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (18:30 – 21:30). Each required module is delivered over a four-week period between September and July.

Before and after each module there is an online session delivered via our virtual classroom that prepares you for the modules you are about to study and then prepares you for the assessment of the modules. Following the assessments you then start working on the next pair of modules. 

For both formats, working and studying like this gives you the opportunity to apply theory directly back into your organisation. Learning materials are provided via our bespoke online learning environment, my.wbs around four weeks before each module. Modules consist of 24 - 30 hours face-to-face teaching giving you the opportunity to discuss and apply theories within the classroom. For the Evening MBA and some daytime modules, additional input is provided via our virtual classroom, wbsLive for Q&As, tutor-led seminars, or focused revision sessions. wbsLive sessions are recorded and available to view later.

Please be aware that both formats undertake elective modules in the daytime 2 + 2 format or four-day blocks. You may also have the option to choose electives held at our Warwick campus or via distance learning.

Alternatively, you can opt to take elective modules which run at our Warwick Campus in the 4-day block format (usually Wednesday to Saturday) or access our range of blended learning elective modules through our Distance learning MBA. 

Tailored knowledge development 

Our elective modules allow you to customise your MBA according to your interests and career needs. Most MBA participants may also undertake an internal consultancy project which focuses on solving real issues facing their organisation, or an industry/organisation in which they wish to work as the basis for their dissertation. This can be a useful incentive to encourage sponsorship from your employer, demonstrating how you can apply your MBA directly to the running of your organisation.


We take a creative approach to teaching, using film, drama, business simulation software and role play on different modules during the course. This allows you to apply your learning to real life scenarios, try out new leadership techniques and generate creative responses to challenges. By building your leadership and management skills you can increase your confidence and prepare for any scenario.

Online learning

Through my.wbs you will be able to access excellent interactive resources, online study materials and e-books, full-text articles from a wide range of business and management journals and the excellent University of Warwick library including many databases, and over 30,000 full-text electronic journals.

If you choose any online electives you will use our virtual classroom, wbsLive for lectures with Q&As, tutor-led seminars, or focused revision sessions. Sessions are recorded and available to view later.

World leading academics

We believe that business should be used as a power for good. Our faculty of research and teaching academics are constantly striving for excellence in everything they do, from the latest ground breaking research impacting society, to inspiring our students.

All of our academics are research active, producing cutting-edge theories with real-world impact while our Professors of Practice are all successful senior business and industry practitioners, who are experts in facilitating research.

Here are some of the academics you may study with on your Executive MBA, depending on your chosen modules:


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