Entry requirements

Prospective students should have an appropriate Masters degree, such as an MBA, or have successfully completed the IMPM and will be very experienced senior managers with a minimum of 10-15 years of relevant management experience.

Normally, we would expect you to have gained a distinction (or equivalent) in your Masters degree.

Prior to applying, your first step should be to contact Programme Manager Julie Gabriel-Clarke for an informal discussion about the programme and the research area you would be interested in. This is to ascertain whether your area is appropriate and whether we have an academic member of staff who could act as your supervisor. 

After this discussion, you will need to submit the following through the University's online application system:

  • An up-to-date CV indicating your experience and qualifications.
  • A project proposal that outlines your research interest, why you find it interesting, and what you think the key issues are in researching this area. This will typically be a five to seven-page document, following the guidelines set out in this template. The proposal will be evaluated for its insightfulness, novelty, clarity, and rigour. 
  • A recent and significant example of your own prior written work (for example, essays from a prior degree or an organisational or consulting report).
  • Letters of recommendation from two senior practitioners that have known you for at least five years.
  • A letter of sponsorship from your employer stating that they support your participation in the programme.
  • A copy of your Masters Degree and transcript.

Admission to the programme is competitive and will be subject to an interview.  

There is no application fee, but acceptance of an offer of a place on the programme will require a £3,000 deposit (non-refundable). 

The deadline for applications is October 31st 2017.

Cost for participation

The fee for the programme is £15,000 per year. 

This does not include the cost of travel and accommodation at residential meetings, which needs to be budgeted for separately. On-campus accommodation is available at approximately £30 per night.