Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration)

The Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Winchester is ideal for managers who want to develop the strategic knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in organisations with a global outlook.

Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' work experience, usually in a middle-management role, and a first or second-class Honours degree or equivalent. Senior managers with substantial experience, but without a first degree, will also be considered.

If English is not your first language

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing

Degree duration

Part-time only: 24 months

Start date: January

Teaching takes place: Weekends (all day Friday and Saturday). Students attend one weekend each calendar month, and each module is taught over two weekends.

Distance learning available: Weekend face-to-face seminar teaching is supplemented by online interaction.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2018 Entry

January 2018 Entry Part-time 
Total Cost | £12,000*

*This fee is for 2017 entry, 2018 fees are still to be approved by the University of Winchester Board of Govenors. 

Executive MBA Scholarships 

The University of Winchester offers an MBA Scholarship for those looking to apply to the programme. For more information, please click here, or  contact tim.meldrum@winchester.ac.uk

Postgraduate loans are also available, please visit gov.uk/postgraduate-loans for more details. 

Additional costs:


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Fact: We pride ourselves on our small-group teaching led by our knowledgeable, experienced and supportive academic staff.

Fact: A distinctive component of the Executive MBA is the emphasis on one-to-one coaching, delivered through two sequential modules across the course.

Fact: A key theme is responsible management, drawing upon contemporary debate around ethics and sustainability in business.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

Through the lens of responsible management, the Executive MBA balances theoretical knowledge with grounded discussions of key themes including consumer marketing, leadership and power in organisations, innovation and sustainability, financial management, and the new frontiers in technology and data management. This approach provides students with valuable personal and professional frameworks which can be readily applied to their rapidly-changing working environments.

The Executive MBA blends academic theory with business and management practice to ensure students acquire knowledge which can be readily transferred to the workplace. The course encourages the creative and systematic application of knowledge from multiple data sources and develops managers' capabilities to communicate ideas clearly in order to influence specialist and non-specialist audiences.

This future-focused management education encourages participation from a variety of working backgrounds and it is taught in an intensive but supportive small-group environment. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, up-to-date management case studies and with each other by reflecting on their own managerial experiences.

  • Leadership
  • Sustainability, Ethics and Responsibility
  • Markets and Consumers
  • Financial Accounting
  • Innovation and Change
  • Insight Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy in Organisations
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

There are two non-credit bearing modules that students may take as formative exercises:

  • Reflecting on Personal and Professional Learning
  • Reflecting on Personal and Professional Practice

We pride ourselves on our small-group teaching led by our knowledgeable, experienced and supportive academic staff.

Classroom sessions are highly interactive and build on the diversity of students' work experience for the benefit of the whole cohort. Small groups provide opportunities for a person-centred approach to teaching, frequent small group discussions and the application of knowledge to students' own working environments.

A distinctive (optional) component of the Executive MBA is the emphasis on one-to-one coaching, delivered through two sequential modules across the course.

Programme Leader

Each core module requires one piece of coursework, and the two reflective modules make up a portfolio demonstrating personal reflection on learning and practice. Students must pass Research Methods in Business prior to submitting their dissertation.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

The Executive MBA at Winchester is designed to enhance the skills and careers of practising managers and professionals.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Dr Tim Meldrum
Programme Leader
Email: tim.meldrum@winchester.ac.uk

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