Our Executive MBA course structure and syllabus has been mapped against the new Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard, so completion of the Executive MBA will fulfil the educational requirements of this apprenticeship. This means that employers will be able to access funding for this course from their apprenticeship levy.

The Executive MBA Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship follows the same course as the Executive MBA programme. However, you will also have the option to apply to become a CMI Chartered Fellow.

If you work for a UK company with a pay bill over £3 million, your employer may be able to cover your course fees through the apprenticeship levy. Speak to your manager or HR department about your options. 

UEA cannot currently contract with non-levy paying employers (those with a paybill below £3 million). We hope this will change in the future and will update this page accordingly.

Employer benefits
The introduction of the apprenticeship levy provides a unique opportunity for organisations to reap the benefits of an MBA:

  • Succession planning and employee retention
  • Immediate and long-term return on investment
  • New insights and networks for your business

Enabling employees to apply academic theory directly to real business challenges means an immediate impact for organisations. This immersive approach also demonstrates the relevance and context of what is being taught in the classroom when back in the workplace.

Flexible study options
The Executive MBA programme typically takes around two years to complete. Lectures and seminars are scheduled in the evening and at weekends, enabling employees to continue to work full-time while studying.

Next steps
Once you have identified an employee you wish to support through this apprenticeship, contact us to arrange a meeting between yourself, your employee and our MBA course director.

For those employers considering placing a number of employees on the apprenticeship programme, there is an opportunity to discuss bespoke content within the course that takes account of sector-specific issues.

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