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The Loughborough Executive MBA

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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary


Our Executive MBA will enable you to supercharge your career at a triple-accredited (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA) top 10 UK business school with a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders.

At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and unrivalled reputation for sport, we understand the mind-set needed to go from being a higher-achiever to an elite performer. Our focus is on guiding you through a transformational experience that will enable you to fulfil your potential.

Executive MBA

Our part-time executive master's of business administration is designed to equip you with the skills to manage complex business challenges; develop creative solutions for contemporary business issues; lead innovative change programmes to capitalise on new opportunities and become an effective leader of people.

Through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders, the programme focuses heavily on practical problem-solving skills to address real business challenges, through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders. Our work-based assignments give you the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to current business problems, enabling you to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance your leadership skills throughout the programme. Our blended learning approach allows you to balance learning and business pressures.

Learning alongside a cohort of experienced managers with a minimum of 5-years’ professional/managerial experience will enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work with our internationally diverse full-time cohort on some modules.

Executive MBA - Sports Management Pathway

We also offer a specific sports management pathway on our Executive MBA for those candidates who wish to tailor their learning to the Sport sector. The course is designed to provide you with all the core MBA knowledge, skills and behaviours, whilst allowing you to develop context specific knowledge and skills related to Sports Management through tailored optional modules and your work-based project. Voted No. 1 for Sports subjects, Loughborough University is an ideal place to study if you are focused on working in the Sports sector.

Degree Apprenticeships Both programme pathways can be done as a Level 7 Senior Leaders Apprenticeship.

Who should study this programme?

The Loughborough Executive MBA is designed to help those with a minimum of 5-years’ professional/managerial experience who wish to transform their career from being a high-achiever to an elite performer in the world of management and leadership. This programme typically takes around 3 years to complete.

What you'll study

The Loughborough Executive MBA is designed to provide managers with a challenging educational experience in terms of general intellectual and personal development, within the context of the academic study of business and management.

Future career prospects

As an MBA student, we are committed to providing you with the very best careers development support to ensure you maximise your post-MBA potential. With our award-winning Careers Network, you can utilise our global vacancy database with the world’s leading recruiters; receive dedicated MBA careers support; and benefit from the UK’s largest on-campus annual careers fair.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date



This module will provide you with an understanding of the ways in which organisations manage their operations. You will develop skills in using operational management techniques to improve operational effectiveness and develop an appreciation of global contexts and challenges that impact operations management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Minimum of five years’ management/professional experience plus a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or membership of an approved Chartered Institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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