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The Executive MBA

Accelerate your career with our fully-accredited and flexible online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.

DURATION

12 months

Mode

100% online
Full-time (flexible)

Intakes

February
June
October

Tuition Fees

GBP£13,300
AU$23,700*
US$18,600*

* Subject to
exchange rate.

Number of subjects

5 Subjects + Major Applied Industry Project

Career Outcomes

  • CEO
  • Business Owner
  • Executive Director
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Director

The Ducere Advantage

Exclusive access to insights from global and elite business leaders

Sharpen your business smarts with insights from hundreds of global leaders and business innovators.

Work with the world’s top employers

Showcase your know-how in real-world scenarios, working for the world’s leading employers or in your own organisation.

Fully-accredited online MBA

Earn your globally-recognised MBA degree from University of East London.

100% online

Study for your online MBA degree from anywhere, anytime. Manage your work and family commitments while studying remotely.

No exams

We assess you only on your real-world assignments and an applied project. There’s no need to memorise mindless theory purely to pass an exam. Assessments are based on practical project-focussed work.

Programme Overview

  • Delivered with the University of East London, our mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by designing an MBA with real career impact. 
  • Become the leader your industry needs to meet the challenges of conducting business locally and globally in the 2020s.
  • We collaborate with business partners around the world to stay up-to-date on global business challenges to ensure our online programmes are innovative and industry-relevant. 
  • Fast-track your career as you apply what you learn, with immediate results in your workplace.
  • Instead of a traditional exam-based approach, our assessments are project-focused, as we believe real learning comes from practical implementation

The structure of our programme includes 5 modules, covering a wide range of critical business topics and a Major Applied Industry Project, to provide you with the opportunity to transform theoretical concepts into real-time business projects.

Our 5 MBA course modules are:

  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Digital Transformation
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Finance for Managers
  • + Major Applied Industry Project

Course Details

CORE SUBJECTS

Module 1: Business Strategy

Hone your critical thinking skills as you analyse the fundamentals of strategy and the role it should play in business operations. Evaluate various strategic frameworks and concepts across  various organisational contexts, to foster successful business outcomes.

  • Strategic concepts and their role in business performance.
  • Strategic frameworks and their use in business decision making.
  • Strategies to achieve business goals and create competitive advantage.
  • Strategies and their likelihood of achieving business goals.
  • Risk response and evaluation on strategic projects.
  • Variations of strategic change and relevant approaches to manage change.

Module 2: Leadership in Practice

Explore the definitions of leadership and prepare to develop necessary capabilities to prosper in this environment. You will reflect on your own experiences and biases to develop an understanding of how these influence your personal leadership style, and how you respond to the leadership of others.

  • The importance of leadership and its associated challenges.
  • Key leadership themes and concepts and how they can be utilised.
  • Concepts of self-leadership and self-awareness.
  • The role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

Module 3: Digital Transformation

This module enables you to explore the rapid technological and digital advancements within business and the impacts on structure, people and processes. The emphasis is on developing analytical and process skills to be able to make critical decisions about technological and digital change in organisations.

  • Digital disruption in business: rethinking strategy, customers, competition, data, innovation, and value.
  • Digital transformation as an adaptive process.
  • The essentials of digital transformation.
  • Understanding barriers and exploring methodologies.
  • Designing, implementing and managing processes.
  • Communication, engagement and iteration.

Module 4: Marketing and Communications

This subject enables you to critically examine marketing management from a customer-driven perspective. This includes evaluating and designing frameworks for fundamental concepts such as segmenting, targeting and positioning. Customers, due to increased connectivity, have access to information and options from around the globe in a matter of seconds.

  • Key Marketing concepts, such as market research, buying behaviour, product management and marketing communications.
  • Marketing strategies, including pricing and channels, segmentation and planning.
  • Brand management, including brand equity, brand research and brand marketing.

Module 5: Finance for Managers

This subject introduces core concepts and practices relating to finance, managerial accounting and managerial Economics. You will develop the ability to interpret and critically evaluate organisational financial information and extract data from financial statements and reports for reporting and decision-making purposes.

  • Interpret financial statements and extract critical information to make business decisions.
  • Develop an understanding of information that is used in managerial reports for internal reporting.
  • Develop advanced knowledge about financial management imperative to managing firms’ investments and resources.
  • Analyse the financial decisions from a corporate treasurer’s point of view.
  • Understand and identify factors impacting managerial decision-making.
  • Explain managerial decision-making under different market conditions.
  • Evaluate the impact of external and internal factors on managerial decision-making.

PROJECT

Major Applied Industry Project

This module enables you to consolidate your skills, knowledge and insights by working with a group of student peers on a consultancy style global challenge, provided by a Ducere Global Industry Partner.

The aim of this module is for you to develop the practical and professional abilities to review business and management research with academic rigour, in order to develop a concept, solution or idea that has immediate practical application.

Learning Outcomes

  • Frame a successful research proposal.
  • Develop and understand research methodologies and apply them to a sophisticated business case study scenario.
  • Propose, plan, manage and execute in-depth and business management case study research.
  • Use your project management skills to budget, manage your time and other resources, handle data and interpret results.
  • Craft your case study influenced by the knowledge you gain from the coursework modules.
  • Write a report of your research results for an academic and professional audience.

Industry Project Partners

Bridging the gap between academic studies and applied, industry‑relevant learning.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree from an accredited university with 8+ years of professional management experience
OR
10+ years of management experience

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Tuition, Payment Plans, Loans

Tuition

GBP£13,300
AU$23,700*
US$18,600*
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Payment Plans

Programme cost can be divided into 3 instalments to be paid over the first part of the MBA.

Loans

UK residents may be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan to cover all or part of the fees.

US students can apply for Sallie Mae loans to cover all or part of the fees.

Skills Outcome

Presentation

Woo your audience with improved persuasion and presentations skills.

Creativity

Show your creative streak by approaching business challenges in a new way.

Collaboration

Harness the skills and abilities of others while working together to create better results.

Problem-solving

Use your creativity to find a solution that will give you the best outcome.

Critical Thinking

Evaluate and assess research to make the right decision to get the best result.

Digital Literacy

Become more tech-savvy and understand the impacts of the digital world on your workplace.

Financial Literacy

Sharpen your numbers game and learn how financial analysis can help steer your decision-making to boost your bottom line.

Initiative

Know what you need to do to get the result you want and take the steps to make it happen.

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our students

I have built a global network of peers, with colleagues in Italy, London, New Zealand and across Australia.
Peter N., Ducere MBA Student
You have to know business and I've learned the hard-way as an entrepreneur that not having a Masters education has prevented me from participating in multi-million dollar deals.
Adrian D., Ducere MBA Student

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Students undertaking courses with Ducere and our university partners will have access to insights from over 250 global leaders and business innovators as part of the global business curriculum.

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