Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) (-)




University of South Wales

Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration)

About the course

The Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) is aimed at current or aspiring managers, and builds on a strong ethos of helping managers solve real problems. This part time MBA will enable you to build the skills and vision required in today’s business environment. Whether you work in a public or private sector organisation, you will learn how to integrate cutting edge research and practice, across all key business areas to achieve business transformation.

In today’s business climate, it’s important to have the necessary vision and skills to set yourself apart from the competition.The Executive MBA is designed for professionals who will make a strategic difference to the organisations in which they work, and as such, you will develop key leadership skills such as creativity, innovation, collaboration and problem solving. There is also the opportunity to gain CIPS Chartered Status.

What you will study?

The Executive MBA is a challenging course, designed to expose you to all areas of business through a diverse range of modules. You will study core areas of business with an emphasis on the strategic nature of decision making.

A critical part of the University of South Wales’ EMBA is exploring how people impact on business thinking, and the systems that can enhance this fundamental part of an organisation. The University is also host to a vibrant, multicultural environment that provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain an international perspective to business, and different cultures and practices.

You will study the following modules:

Year 1

  • Leadership & Management Theories – 20 credits
  • Strategic Financial Management – 20 credits
  • Strategic Operations Management – 20 credits
  • Strategic Marketing – 20 credits

Year 2

  • Strategic Analysis Tools & Techniques – 20 credits
  • Coaching For Executive Leadership – 20 credits
  • Research Methods (This forms part of the Business Research Project, the assessment is the Project Proposal (5%)

Year 3

  • Business Research Project – The project consists of a Proposal (5%) – already completed at the end of Year 2. In addition a Presentation (10%) and a Written Project of 18,000 words (45%) – 60 credits

There is also a full-time MBA Masters of Business Administration available at our Pontypridd Campus. Find out more.

Academic route to CIPS Chartered Status

CIPS have accredited our Executive MBA as an academic route to Chartered Status. The University of South Wales is one of only a few Universities in the UK who can provide a CIPS Academic route to achieving the new status of Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

To obtain CIPS Chartered Status you will study all of the above modules with the exception of the following:

  • Year 1 – You must study ‘Sustainable Supply Chain Management’ (20 credits) in place of the ‘Strategic Marketing’ module.
  • Year 3 – The ‘Business Research Project’ must be on a procurement and supply related theme.
  • All units must be successfully passed.

For more information about CIPS Chartered Status eligibility, see the Entry Requirements section.


Taught sessions are delivered by passionate and knowledgeable tutors, in addition to self-guided study, lectures, seminars, group work and exercises. You will have the opportunity to strategically analyse organisations, deliver presentations, and prepare marketing and business plans.

You are encouraged to attend the many guest lectures organised by the School of Business, to broaden your understanding of important subject areas.


Attendance is either one of the following:*

2 evenings per week (currently Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6pm-9pm)
1 day/afternoon per week (currently Thursdays, 2pm-8.30pm)


You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and project work. The EMBA involves the completion of a significant business research project, developing your communication and consulting skills.


August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: £1150 per 20 credits.

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