Executive MBA

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 25 – 45 executives allowing you to fully integrate and build strong connections that last a lifetime.

Why WBS?

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.

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.

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.

Our location gives you the right space to explore your potential

Residential modules are delivered at the University of Warwick campus, which is on the doorstep of historic Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Coventry. Our cosmopolitan campus allows you to fully immerse yourself in your studies, giving you time away from work to reflect and take advantage of the green landscape around you.

We are only a 20 minute drive from Birmingham city centre and just over an hour’s train ride from to London. Executives who join us from overseas can fly directly to Birmingham Airport, a short 15 minute drive from campus. 

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

Skills and tools to drive your organisation

Take new ideas straight from the classroom into your day-to-day work, and demonstrate your new skills as they develop.

You will engage in interactive sessions led by your professors, allowing you to discuss concepts and theories with your peers from different business backgrounds and cultures, and together you will find new and effective ways to apply them to real workplace scenarios.

International perspectives

Studying with us is a way to experience global business. You will interact with international classmates, meet visiting students from around the world and study global organisations.To develop your global citizenship and broaden your horizons, one of your four electives will be a required overseas module at one of our partner institutions. These modules are all bespoke and designed specifically for WBS students, covering areas such as sustainability and digital innovation.

Flexible study that fits with your life

This a two year programme and we expect that most candidates will complete their studies within this time period. However, if you are unable to complete within two years due to work or unexpected family commitments, you can extend your studies into a third year at no additional charge. If you extend into a fourth year an extension fee will be charged (please refer to the Fees and Funding tab for details). 

The Warwick Executive MBA is designed to accommodate your family and work commitments but if your circumstance change and regular classroom attendance becomes an issue, you also have the option to transfer to the Distance learning MBA and study the same high quality MBA online.

Focused leadership support

Throughout your MBA and beyond, you’ll be supported by our dedicated career experts. The service is designed for Executives and is integrated into the course with leadership and personal development at its core. You will define your career goals and develop the best strategies for achieving them alongside your studies.

Talented peers – your network for life

Our Executive MBAs come from a diverse range of cultural and business  backgrounds, culminating in a well-rounded pool of experience for you to network and exchange ideas with. 

You can begin networking with your fellow students before your studies even start through our LinkedIn group, and you will also be able to connect with our Full-time, Distance Learning and London Executive MBA cohorts at networking events, and on certain elective modules.

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