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Executive Masters at Aberystwyth Business School

Executive Masters at Aberystwyth Business School

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Welcome to Aberystwyth Business School (ABS). I am delighted that you are considering us as a choice for your professional development.

Why choose Aberystwyth University?

Choose Aberystwyth University and you’ll be studying in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration. A place where students have been coming since 1872, drawn by our reputation for teaching excellence and an exceptional student experience.

  • Best University in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Satisfaction
  • Welsh University of the Year
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
  • University of the Year for Teaching Quality
  • 95% of the University’s research is world-leading and of international importance
  • Top 5 University in the UK and best in Wales for student satisfaction
  • 97% of our graduates from the Business School were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally
Why study the Executive MBA programme at Aberystwyth?

Aberystwyth Business School’s Executive Masters programmes deliver leading edge practice based content and innovative thinking in all areas of business and management.
The Executive Masters programmes are tailored for established leaders who are focussed upon delivering high impact performance to their respective businesses.
As an MBA alumnus, you will join a global network of esteemed and successful alumni across many sectors.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the programme format is designed to ensure the most effective use of classroom time, minimising your need to be away from work.
The Executive Masters programmes are offered through two modes of delivery namely; fully online and, traditional classroom / workshop delivery at our main teaching site in Aberystwyth.

The latest thinking
The Executive Masters programmed is designed to equip you a range of advanced theoretical and business leadership skills that you will be able to apply in a variety of business contexts and environments. You will enhance your existing business skills and abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, critically evaluating and organizing information, working and leading others and, working within time frames and to specific deadlines towards delivering high impact business strategies to improve your organization’s effectiveness.
Who is it for?
The programme is designed specifically for candidates that are currently strategic leaders with senior management responsibility, which may include formal governance/director responsibilities. Candidates’ responsibilities may include setting strategy, direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent.

Tuition fees for entry September 2021.

What Courses are Available?

Aberystwyth Business School offers two parttime Executive Masters Programmes face to face or by distance learning.

  • Global Executive MBA (EMBA) – N1835
  • Executive Master of Management (EMMgt) – N1836

As a candidate on the Executive Masters programme, you will study the latest management theory and acknowledged best practice in areas such as leadership, strategic operations, corporate governance and sustainability.

The study of financial analysis and decision making emphasises the use of financial and accounting data to inform and improve strategic decisions and operations.

The coverage of business economics provides the foundations for business decisionmaking across a range of functional areas.

The programmes culminate in the completion of a practical capstone project in which you apply your new knowledge to address an organisational or industry issue or challenge.

The Executive Masters programme employs a number of different teaching strategies depending on the mode of study:

  • Facilitated discussion groups focussed upon the evaluation of strategic solutions and analysis of their application into various business environments
  • seminar sessions delivered by expert business leaders identifying real-life business problems, challenges and opportunities with follow up discussions around how best practice was developed and embedded into their businesses
  • small group teamworking exercises where candidates work together to propose effective business solutions to given scenarios where due consideration needs to be given to economic, financial and resource issues
  • Academic surgeries focusing upon improving your academic thinking and writing skills.
  • Distance learning will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities taught exclusively through our virtual learning platform.
MBA Class Room

The Learning Environment

Aberystwyth Business School’s teaching staff will create the environment in which practical learning can flourish and facilitate the sharing of experience and knowledge. We know that masters students are extremely busy people, however we expect students to invest time ‘outside class’ preparing for workshops, researching and writing assignments.

The teaching structure will facilitate critical evaluation and application of theories, concepts and models rather than simple description. The University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) will be used to facilitate this process.

Students will be encouraged to use the VLE to help them work independently and in groups, and will be supported academically by module tutors.

For those that study by Distance Learning, there will be a combination of synchronous (live, real time) activities and asynchronous (at a time of the student’s own choosing and at their own pace).

Module teaching will be time-bound to comply with on-campus teaching schedules.

Professional Development

Our Management Masters graduates have gone on to establish careers in a variety of companies such as Bloomberg, Standard Chartered Bank, Euler Hermes, SAP and Legal & General. Our alumni are senior managers in the public and private sectors or run their own businesses or consultancies.

The reflective and reflexive skills learned on the programme allow students to better evaluate their personal and professional wants and needs. We find that students are better equipped to plan their careers. We offer one-to-one professional career guidance, and additional coaching from an accredited 360-degree leadership development coach is also available on request.


Qualifications or Professional Experience
A good Honours degree (or its equivalent) and a minimum of
three years’ relevant experience in a people or project leadership/
management role, plus satisfactory references from your employer or
English Language Requirements
If you have a Bachelors degree from a UK University, you do not need
to take an English proficiency test.
Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must
obtain IELTS 6.0 or take a University-recognised test of academic
English language proficiency.

Sens us your inquiry

The following taught modules have been developed to enhance the students knowledge of Buisness and management:






View our 2021 prospectus of
brochure for an easy to read guide on
all of the services offer.