Norwich Business School


Key details 


Start Year
Part Time
Degree of Master of Business Administration

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods, including exams, assignments, group work and presentations.

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The Executive MBA is currently being restructured. 

The topics covered with the MBA curriculum include: 

Year 1

•    Strategic Marketing 
•    Accounting and Financial Analysis 
•    Human Resource Management 
•    Leading and Changing Organisations 
•    Investment Appraisal and Valuation 
•    Strategy 
•    Operations, Process and Systems Management 
•    Digital Systems and Technologies  
•    International Economic Environment 
•    Customer Focus and Digital Marketing 
•    Corporate Social Responsibility 

Year 2

As part of the year 2 MBA curriculum you will study a Management Consultancy Projects module, giving you the opportunity to work with a client company to deliver research-based recommendations that address a strategic challenge identified by the company.

Other topics covered in year 2 include Brand Leadership, Finance and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Management.

For further details please see our programme structure here

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Entry Requirements

Degree classification

2:1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Any subject

Additional entry requirements

A candidate’s work experience is highly significant and we are looking for applicants with a minimum of three years in a managerial, professional, or entrepreneurial role.

In addition, candidates should normally possess one of the following:

  • First or second class honours degree, or international equivalent, or;

  • Relevant postgraduate diploma, or;

  • Qualification from a professional body recognised by UEA.

Applicants who do not hold a first degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of their business and managerial experience, their career to date, and their likelihood of benefiting from the course. The final decision is at the discretion of the MBA Course Leader.

Applicants for the Senior Leader Apprenticeship should also hold GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above (or international equivalent) as evidence of Level 2 functional skills – evidence of these qualifications must be provided before enrolment on the course.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applicants whose first language is not English, or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such participants benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English and our entry requirements can be found here.


All candidates who meet the above requirements are interviewed as part of the application process, either in person or via Skype. This allows them the opportunity to ask any questions about the course, the School, and anything else they may wish to know that would help them complete their application.


This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The next planned intake for this course is September 2021.

Course Reference Number: 4989829

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021/22 are:

  • All students: £21,500

For Senior Leader Apprenticeship students, the fees of £14,000 for the apprenticeship programme will be covered by the apprenticeship levy. The cost of the optional top-up can be met by student or employer non levy funding.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here


Scholarships and Bursaries

For September 2021 entry we are able to offer a scholarship covering up to 50% of the course fees for an eligible Norfolk Network Member. A limited number of other scholarships are also available. Please note that these scholarships apply to candidates for the Executive MBA, not the Senior Leaders Apprenticeship or the post-apprenticeship MBA top-up programme. 

Please ask the MBA team for further details. 

Course related costs

You will need to pay some subsistence expenses for the international project trip (flights and accommodation are included in course fee).

Course Reference Number: 4989829

How to Apply


Applicants expressing an interest in the Executive MBA or Senior Leader Apprenticeship for September 2021 should submit a CV and a Personal Statement directly to the MBA Team:

Your Personal Statement, should be no more than 500 words, and should outline:

  • the contribution an MBA will make to your career progression

  • the experience or qualities you would bring to the course that will benefit your fellow MBA cohort members

The MBA Team will assess and if suitable, arrange an interview. Candidates who are successful at interview will then be contacted by the Postgraduate Admissions Office and invited to complete a formal application form. 

Application deadline

The deadline for applicants to submit their CV and Personal Statement for consideration for September 2021 is Friday 30 July 2021.

Further Information 

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

MBA Team, Norwich Business School

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591753

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 4989829
Key details
Part Time
Degree of Master of Business Administration
The part-time MBA is designed for those who seek a programme which mixes theoretical knowledge with the realities of the workplace – a programme where group work and lectures are in natural combination and where the combined thoughts of first-class academics, experienced practitioners and fellow students are each valued as part of the teaching and learning experience.
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