This degree apprenticeship is designed for senior leaders and those in organisations who have been identified as having the potential to be senior leaders and operate at C suite level.  The degree is designed to fit with a challenging working life and provide early wins in enhanced capability and capacity to deliver for their organisation.
This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  1. Undertake a broad, analytical and integrated study of business and management
  2. Develop a strategic perspective on the organisation in its environment which is both holistic and addresses the external context (including environmental and regulatory) in which they operate and their management. This includes an emphasis on understanding, responding to and shaping the dynamic and changing nature of organisations, including consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment.
  3. Develop praxis through the rigorous amalgamation of theory and practice and a range of skills and attributes particularly relevant to business and management such as commercial acumen, analytical thinking and problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, ability to innovate, awareness of risk, and the ability to influence and work with others
  4. Provide a challenging and protected space for stretch and personal development opportunities to build capability and flexibility to meet the workplace revolution 4.0



The senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (MBA Degree Apprenticeship) is suitable for senior managers and employees identified as having potential to move into senior management roles. It is delivered in a manner that allows students to reflect on and apply their learning during their studies. This encourages the development of critical praxis, an underpinning foundation for strategic analysis and decision making. This will further enable students to build mental wealth and their personal brand so enhancing reputation and employability.


The programme will start every year October and January.


Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships
You will explore the process of creating, evaluating and developing strategy and operations. And also explore theory and practice that will enable you to make strategic decisions in the workplace whilst understanding and evaluating the organization’s operations. 

Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success
You will focus on developing financial knowledge around budgeting, performance analysis, risk, capital markets and decision making and skills to appreciate and manage financial elements of the organisation as well as focusing on the people resource through change, engagement, equality diversity and inclusion. 

Sustainable Global Value Chain
You will gain an appreciation of sustainable value chains and their importance to societies, economies and organisations. You will learn how this key capability can be fostered and managed in the current environment through a thorough grounding in the management of marketing and supply chains, and how these can contribute to sustainability.

Leading, Managing and Developing global Knowledge and Talent Management
You will develop an appreciation of the broader context of organisations for developing the people resource and in particular the importance and relevance of skill development to the work and environment of leader. This includes elements of self development as well as those of the wider team.

Professional Exchange: Mental Wealth and applied Research
To help you face the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) of the organisational world today and in the future, this module supports the development of research and consultancy skills and enhances your individual non-cognitive intelligence development, digital proficiency and cultural intelligence. It also enables you to develop the research and investigation skills to contextualise and plan for your organisation to meet the challenges of this world.

Applied Business Project
This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.  


You will attend university for face to face classes at a conference once per term. Each conference will focus on a specific module. The conference will run sector specific streams to ensure that your specific sector (e.g. health, manufacturing, finance) has a focus and that knowledge and skills developed are interpreted into your context. This will be complemented by learning journeys offered on-line including a range of resources such as curated audio-visual resources, directed reading, reflective activities. You will be part of a small self managed learning group which will meet virtually once a month for 2-3 hours at a time to be agreed by the group. This will help you to link  your learning to the workplace as well as develop evidence of your learning and prepare for the end point assessment. These groups will also provide support for the synoptic project as well as the journey from gateway to the end point assessment. In addition, pastoral and academic skills support will be offered by a progress coach who will additionally monitor progress and liaise with the line managers to ensure that the employer remains aware of the progress of the apprentice.  Apprentices will also benefit from one to one supervision from an expert in their area for the synoptic project. 



2 years plus 3 months for the end point Assessment. On completion of this final synoptic assessment you will be eligible for chartered manager status.



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