Flexible Executive MBA | progression from apprenticeship
The final stage of Henley's Flexible Executive MBA further develops the practical and strategic skills needed for a complex business world.
At a glance
- Available to those who have successfully completed the Henley Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration and achieved the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
- The final stage of Henley’s part-time MBA. It includes a choice of elective modules and a research-based project addressing a management challenge
- Subject area(s)
- Business & Management
- Course length
- Up to approximately 10 months
- Suitable for
- Senior leaders and managers who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
This programme is designed to further upskill individuals who have earned our Postgraduate Diploma for Business Administration. It presents additional modules to expand on their existing knowledge, enabling them to lead with greater expertise. Completion of this course provides the opportunity to achieve the Henley Flexible Executive MBA.
Please note: a Flexible Executive MBA cohort may not be immediately available, and a learner may need to wait for 6–12 months following their Senior Leader Apprenticeship. All workshop and assignment submission dates are subject to change by Henley Business School. Henley Business School reserves the right to postpone an intake start date if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Expand upon the crucial knowledge and skills developed on the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration
Grow your employees' management and leadership capabilities, allowing them to maximise their impact in your organisation
Encourage managers to think strategically about business and management in a global context
Develop senior leaders' understanding of the value of community, networking and developing their peers
Cohorts start two to three times per year. The start date depends on the date a learner successfully completes their Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Fellow students may have studied the Senior Leader Apprenticeship or Stages 1 and 2 of the MBA.
To join this programme, individuals will need to have successfully completed the following:
- Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration, including the end-point assessment (EPA)*
- Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. This is the post-apprenticeship programme academic assessment. Henley’s academic panel will assess the work-based projects completed as part of the apprenticeship. Learners will receive the Postgraduate Diploma if these assignments meet the required academic standard. They can then progress to complete the MBA.
* Once learners hold an offer for the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration, they will be able to formally request a place for progression onto the MBA. No further application will be necessary. Progression is subject to the above entry requirements.
Stage 3 of the Henley Flexible Executive MBA requires further study and a fee of £11,000.
An early bird discount of 30% is available to all learners who express an interest in progressing onto the MBA before the end of Stage 1 of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration.
To express an interest, learners should fill in the Expression of Interest form. A link to this form will be provided in the Senior Leader Apprenticeship offer letter and from Canvas.
Once the early bird deadline has passed, the full MBA tuition fee will be applicable. No exceptions or extensions to this deadline will be available.
No discount is available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration assessment fee (currently £500).
The final stage of the Flexible Executive MBA lasts for nine months. It begins with a two-day starter workshop to orient learners onto the MBA, focussing on personal development and research skills.
There are three compulsory modules and an elective module:
Management Research Challenge
The Management Research Challenge (MRC) is a major project that offers the apprenticeship learner the opportunity to demonstrate practical research skills in identifying a significant organisational issue, problem or gap in management knowledge. They will design an appropriate data collection and analysis process and present the supported recommendations for practice.
It aims to:
Dr Ana Graça
Dr Lynn Thurloway
Leadership and Change
This module enables learners to develop their leadership capability and strengthen their change leadership expertise.
Through exploration of the links between leadership, the change context, organisational culture, leadership values, behaviours and change practice, leearners will be able to make informed decisions about how to utilise the leadership and change resources at their disposal.
Personal Development Workshop
The Personal Development Workshop focuses on finding self-awareness and growth within a framework of sustainable individual health and wellbeing in a managerial context.
Learners must complete one additional, elective module (self-study online). The options include:
We run additional professional development events online, to help learners build their network, deepen their knowledge and help them meet their career goals.
Learners can also book appointments with an experienced Executive Coach to discuss anything related to their professional development. Appointments are confidential and learners can meet in person, over the phone or virtually.
*The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change. Please note, constraints in timetable scheduling may mean you are unable to take some optional modules at the same time as others.
Dr Niran Subramaniam is Associate Professor of Financial Management and Systems at Henley Business School. His areas of expertise include strategic financial management, technology-mediated management systems and enterprise information systems.
Workshops are taught at our Greenlands campus near Henley-on-Thames. Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, this beautiful campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.
Through the Henley Business School Library and the virtual learning environment, learners can access a multitude of resources including books, journals, market research reports, dissertations, working papers and company information.
Why choose Henley?
For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Find out more about our approach to working with you
“This programme is perfect for those who are passionate about applying learning in the workplace. It enables learners to bring their new insights to life, through the real-world challenges that they will address during the programme. This means that the programme has a lasting impact on the organisation, but also, crucially, a lifelong impact on the individual too.”Dr Anne Dibley
This programme follows on from the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Business Administration and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.
For more information about Henley’s apprenticeship programmes please contactEmail: email@example.com
Telephone: (0)118 378 4030