Executive MBA


Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
Two years part-time

25% Alumni Discount:
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met Alumni enrolling on taught postgraduate courses. 
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Course Overview

The Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a two-year part-time programme for experienced managers and offers students associate membership of the Chartered Management​ Institute (CMI). 

Its highly practical and action-oriented approach combines intensive modular input in weekend blocks with real business projects and close tutorial support.

Executive MBA Open Evenings take place twice a year in April and July.​ 

Course Content

Core modules:

  • Management of Markets - Economics 

  • ​Management of Markets – Marketing 

  • Management of Processes 

  • Application and Use of PRINCE2®

  • Management of People 

  • Leadership ​​

  • Team Building & Managing Teams 

  • Effective Management of Accounting 

  • Effective Strategic Management 

  • ​​​Management Report & Research Methods


Option subjects:
Two modules to be selected from a large number of electives and pathways, allowing Executive MBA students to specialise. (20 credits each).

Management Report:
Completion of a 12,000-word management report based on a real world management problem, utilising both current theory and practice. Each student on the course will be allocated to a subject expert and students will have six months to complete this work. Furthermore all course work on this Executive MBA can be focused on your company so adding significant value to your studies.

Prizes for best student and best management report are awarded at the end of the course.

Learning & Teaching

The Executive MBA  is designed to:

Be action-oriented - the programme design, with its work-based assignments, leadership challenges - linking with organisations like Challenge Wales - help you apply your learning and ensure that as your abilities grow, your organisation reaping the benefits.

Build a foundation of knowledge - on the Executive MBA we help you grow your knowledge from the ground up via core courses that refresh your existing skills and secure your understanding of key management topics.

Offers customised learning - which will give you the ideal opportunity to broaden your experience, focus on subjects of particular interest and tailor your Executive MBA to your specific needs.

Provide a hands-on approach - to management topics, inviting business leaders and thinkers into the programme to work with you on live case studies that allow you to explore new industries and test new approaches.

Offer complete flexibility - modules are completed in self-contained blocks. The programme can be completed within two to five years with the option to vary the number of modules taken each year to suit your lifestyle, work and personal commitments.

Focus on leadership development - which is geared to developing your knowledge of business functions and their interactions, and to building your ability to manage and lead in complex organisational situations. It dovetails seamlessly with our existing, highly successful portfolio of leadership courses.

The programme is completed in weekend study (normally on weekend a month) and is comprised of  five core subjects, two electives and finally a management report.


Coursework and examination as per module descriptors and management report.

Employability & Careers

This Cardiff Met Executive MBA has been designed to be very flexible and to link into the existing executive courses in CSM. Credits achieved on these other executive courses can be transferred to the Executive MBA.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A Honours degree at least 2:2 and at least four years management work experience
  • Other professional qualifications such as CIM or CIMA will also be considered plus four years management work experience.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Please contact the programme leader for further information on modules to be studied part-time and how this will affect fees.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme administrator, Nia Wyn Lloyd
Email: ExecutiveMBA@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2020 5639


Full terms & conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms