Transforming your career
As an Executive MBA at WBS you will have access to tailor-made leadership and professional development, with each interaction designed to meet the unique needs of your cohort. 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 access additional services on a pay as you go basis.
Where do our graduates work?
- American Express
- National Grid
- Qatar Airways
- Rolls Royce
- Schneider Electric
- Standard Chartered
- Tata Steel
*QS Executive MBA Rankings 2023
Career services included in your MBA fee
The following services are integrated into the programme:
Intensive leadership and development support
Unlimited career consultations with our highly experienced in-house Career Coaches or Managers. Your sessions can cover typical careers topics such as CV reviews and practice interviews, but can also cover wider career issues such as career clarity and confidence, influence and visibility, politics, emotional wellbeing, redundancy management, strategic networking and tapping into the hidden job market
3 x 1 hour sessions of Leadership Coaching with a Leadership Coach drawn from the WBS Coaching Panel, available at any time during the programme to suit your needs. Our Leadersip Coaches are experienced in tackling challenges that you maybe experiencing, such as dealing with setbacks, navigating politics at work, imposter syndrome and much more. You may also extend your coaching relationships by purchasing further sessions.
Optional workshops are embedded across your MBA timetable and cover a blend of careers and leadership and developments topics such as:
Designing and implementing your career change
Using LinkedIn to create powerful networks
Influence & communication skills
Creating successful teams
How to provide effective feedback.
WBS CareersPlus website packed with resources covering all aspects of career development
The MBA Careers Guide - an online and interactive bitesize careers course specifically designed for our MBA students
GoinGlobal – International careers information
Pay negotiation video workshop
VMock CV preparation platform
Business journals and databases such as Business Source Ultimate via the University of Warwick library
Plus many more.
Additional career services
As well as the comprehensive leadership and development programme you will experience during your MBA, you can choose to access enhanced services for an additional cost:
Additional Leadership Coaching from our WBS Coaching Panel. You can choose one session for £125, three sessions for £350 or a total of six sessions for £675
A range of psychometrics to help you identify your strengths and become more self-ware ranging from £10 to £320
Access to our award winning mentoring programme which has 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.
Please contact CareersPlus for more details.
The Change Maker Series – Practitioner lectures provide an insight into different industries, and the opportunity to network with students on other MBA formats. Previous presenters include: Chris Murray, UK Energy Sector CEO and Chairman of APX3 Ltd; Michael Kerr, Vice President of Aston Martin; Nick Eastwood, CEO of Wasps RFC; Louise Ainsworth, CEO UK of Kantar Millward Brown
Embracing Diversity Series – Hear from industry experts sharing how they have successfully addressed the challenges of Embracing, Diversity & Inclusion across industries. Recent guest speakers have been: Director of Card & Payment Transformation - Barclays, CEO & Founder – WeAreTheCity, Founders – The Audax Generation and Group Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion – Valtech
Panels – Danny Kerry - Performance & Leadership Consultant, Chris Meeking - CEO, Avtura, Susan Robson - Strategy Director, Women's Engineering Society, David Wetton - Founder & CEO, Spirit in Work, Maya Welford - DE&I Speaker, Podcast Hoster, Pete Lindsay – Co-Founder, Mindflick, Alistair Crawford– Managing Consultant, Orchard Consulting.
Case competitions are a great opportunity to increase your exposure to leading companies, new sectors, industry specialists and other MBA students from around the world.
Previous MBA participants have represented WBS in a wide range of case competitions organised by leading business schools including:
The Hult Challenge in London, San Francisco and Dubai
The Nespresso Sustainability Challenge
The McKinsey Business Challenge
The RSM Private Equity Challenge
The annual Financial Times MBA Quiz.
Building your network
Alongside numerous events held at our Warwick campus and WBS London, you will have access to our professional networks and global alumni network. Our professional networks bring together students, graduates, and our faculty to explore industry practice and the latest research in specific industry areas.
You can also join a group local to your home which will get you involved with students and graduates at social and educational events, in person and online, all over the world.
The networks are set up by alumni and students, for alumni and students, with support and guidance from us. Membership is open to all Warwick alumni and students and there is no restriction on the number of groups you can join.
Typical group activities include lectures, seminars and webinars, conferences, business networking, online networking, formal dinners... and of course, having fun!
Your connection with Warwick doesn’t end once you’ve completed your studies. As a WBS alumni, you can still access our excellent online career resources and enjoy one free career consultation after graduation. You can also access enhanced services for an additional cost.
After graduation, you will also have the opportunity to apply to undertake up to two further face-to-face modules at Warwick and The Shard, free of charge, subject to availability. These modules are not for credit.
You will have access to our award-winning, Investors in People (IIP) accredited mentoring programme, workshops, webinars and executive coaching, for a one off fee. Our Global Mentoring Programme is a two year programme designed to offer students and alumni access to a completely unbiased, confidential mentor who is not from their family, place of work or place of study. Mentors from our alumni community are carefully matched with mentees to provide the motivation and support to help mentees make their own decisions about future steps with discussions ranging from career planning, goal setting and strategies for changing job functions. To date, we have supported more than 1,200 mentees, mentored by 400 volunteer alumni.
Current Executive MBA (London) participant Jay Jadeja discusses how the range of resources, events, workshops, and coaching support available from the WBS CareersPlus team has benefitted him throughout his MBA experience.
Executive MBA participant, Aikta, explores how the CareersPlus services have supported her in developing a long-term career plan and boosted her confidence in bringing those ideas to life.