Programme content

The Lancaster EMBA programme is designed to build your functional knowledge and your leadership capability through combining online activity, face-to-face modules in key management areas and application of new ideas into your organisation.

Year 1

Your first year starts with an online induction period and a three day Introductory Workshop, followed by six core modules.

Online induction period – four weeks of preparatory refresher sessions and pre-reading designed to rapidly build your subject knowledge, refamiliarise you with important study skills and smooth your return to education. Through online interaction you will also start forming relationships with other programme participants.

Introductory workshop – an introduction to staff, facilities and the programme's central ethos of learning through action, this first workshop also includes our unique personal development course called the Mindful Manager. You will begin your module preparation here by examining your own beliefs on leading and leadership practice.

Year 2 Core

The core modules in year two move from the functional understanding of organisations, to a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic decision making. You also get the change to focus your study by choosing one of our elective specialisms, before completing your EMBA with a challenging live company project.


Specialism: Leadership 

Students must choose three from the following:

Specialism: Strategy

Students must choose three from the following:

Specialism: Healthcare

Students must choose three from the following:

General Management

Students on this pathway may choose any three of the modules from the other pathways.