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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary

Management practices are constantly evolving, and even experienced managers will benefit from accessing up-to-the-minute thinking and learning new techniques. The Executive MBA is for managers across a range of industries and sectors who want to boost their career prospects. The Executive MBA programme will equip graduates to move into more senior management positions either in their own organization or elsewhere. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques are rapidly incorporated into our teaching to keep you at the cutting edge of the world of business.

On the Executive MBA programme we deliver a series of industrial seminars, given by outside speakers from industry and commerce which provides contemporary ‘real world’ perspectives on the business environment. Often these speakers are Birmingham MBA alumni who can lend their perspective on how the course helped them to develop their career.

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to be involved in group and individual activities all aimed at helping you to develop the skills and techniques which lead to highly successful employment outcomes. A few examples of these activities that you will undertake throughout your MBA programme include online profile building, Careers in Consultancy networking event, Distinguished leaders alumni seminar series, mock assessment centre, skills coaching, and video recorded interview practice.

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Study mode

Part time


4.5 years

Start date



By the end of the module students should be able to: Explain the role of finance and accounting personnel in providing information to managers; Interpret and critically appraise the main financial statements: the profit and loss account, the balance sheet and a cash flow statement; Critically evaluate the impact of cash-flow and its management; Analyse the principles and methods of costing, and how cost information can be used to support decision making; Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the main sources of finance for an organisation; Critically appraise the role of shareholders.

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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification or five years work experience.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more

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