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Executive Retail Management (Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship Route) MBA

Executive Retail Management (Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship Route) MBA

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

This course allows you to invest in your leadership team by combining university education, work-based learning and ongoing professional development. While working as a valuable part of your team, your apprentices can prepare for a career at senior management level and develop the skills required to tackle complex, strategic business challenges in one of the largest economic sectors. This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by September 2018 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University. The programme specifically seeks to develop the future leaders of retail organisations through developing their critical knowledge of retail organisations, their management and the changing external contexts in which they operate. It’s designed to develop their knowledge and skills in strategic thinking appropriate for today’s retail environment and challenge their leadership skills and style.

Course Highlights: When apprentices successfully complete the end point assessment for this course, they will receive a Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, and be awarded an academic degree – the MBA Executive Retail Management (Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Route) from the University of Bolton; Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who have worked in a wide variety of businesses ranging from multinational retail organisations to SMEs; We’ll support your apprentices to develop sought-after skills focused on enhancing organisational performance in areas such as strategy, innovation, change, enterprise, risk management and finance, alongside effective personal and interpersonal behaviours like courage, good judgement and the ability to lead by example; By helping apprentices gain in depth knowledge of areas such as employee engagement, leading and developing people and collaborative relationship building, we aim to foster their ability to create an inclusive culture, balance people and technical skills, and influence and negotiate to build effective collaborations.

Key Features: We’ll encourage your apprentices to join the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and guide them as they gather a portfolio of evidence ready to support their future application for Chartered Manager (CMgr) status; This two-year part-time course skilfully combines study in our vibrant Institute of Management environment with practical and focused work-based learning and experience in your organization; Course materials are available online, allowing your apprentices to prepare work at home and make the most of the highly interactive in-class tuition; Our approach to teaching and learning is ‘student-centred’, so we’ll work with your apprentices on an individual basis, providing tailored help and support throughout their studies; By studying alongside Senior Leader apprentices from other industrial sectors, your apprentices can benefit from a wider range of experience that supports cross-disciplinary and innovative thinking; Quarterly and annual reviews, where each apprentice, their workplace mentor and a member of our team meet to assess your apprentice’s progress, promote continuing conversation between your workplace and the Institute.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


30 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK Honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. They should also have Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics; for instance GCSE grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent). Students will also be considered if they have substantial management experience, but do not possess a degree. Students should provide references from their previous/employer(s) to indicate the level of business and management experience they possess. The reference should clearly state how long they have been employed and give a breakdown of their job content and roles and responsibilities.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more