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Educational Leadership (MBA)

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Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

Leadership MBA Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership

Course type


Course Summary


The MBA Educational Leadership is delivered through a partnership between the Business School and the Faculty of Education.

The overall aim of the MBA Educational Leadership is to enable participants, through the development of their management and leadership capabilities, to assist or direct organisations to become more effective and efficient in a rapidly changing, complex and global economy.

The programme has been designed specifically for experienced professionals working in education in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and abroad and aims to maximise the potential of candidates who already have significant work experience and who have the capability and ambition to advance to the highest level.

The MBA Educational Leadership programme provides students with the opportunity to develop as a strategic thinker, a leader of learning and educational improvement, and a manager of resources, exploring important national and international debates in and around educational reform, leadership, teaching and learning.

Why do this course?

  • Focus on changes and challenges with the education sector.
  • The opportunity to work with leaders and managers in preparation for current challenges and future environments.
  • Focus closely on your current role to enhance your capabilities, improve your existing practices, implement new initiatives and enhance your personal effectiveness.
  • The teaching and skilled facilitation offered by a programme team with a long history of working with education and business leaders from a variety of contexts.
  • The opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange.
  • Intensive group study and masterclasses with leading practitioners and scholars.


Company Capabilities
The Business Environment
Competitive Positioning
The Customer
Business Economics (15 Credits)
Human Resources Management in Context (15 Credits)
Critical Perspectives on Accountability and Evidence in Education (15 Credits)
Leadership in Theory and Practice (15 Credits)
Business Research Methods and Consultancy Project/Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants will need at least 2 years managerial/supervisory work experience for entry on to this course. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more

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