Business Administration (Executive)


  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Part time 24 Months


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    9th for Executive MBA in the UK

    FT EMBA global rankings (2023)

  • 9

    9th for Business and Management in the UK

    QS World University Rankings (2024)

  • 10

    10th for Executive MBA in the UK

    QS Global MBA rankings (2023)

We have a rich, thirty-year history of delivering our Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) to transform ambitious managers into responsible leaders with strategic thinking capability.

Our committed EMBA team ensures that the programme curriculum constantly evolves to ensure our graduates acquire the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to excel in contemporary business environments. As part of our development of the EMBA, we are currently redesigning the programme and are excited to launch a new EMBA course in the autumn of 2025.

Our new programme will be designed to fit in with working full-time and studying part-time. We will make use of online teaching options together with intensive teaching blocks where you are able to discuss contemporary organisational challenges with world-class leading Lancaster faculty as well as with students on the course from diverse backgrounds.

Our programme is underpinned by practical, work-focused assignments, where you apply and evaluate some of the theories you have just learnt to create actionable recommendations for your organisation.

We will be holding information events about the new Executive MBA programme later in the year. If you would like to register your interest in learning more about the programme, please complete the form below, and we will contact you with further details.

If your organisation is based in England, you may be interested in our Senior Leader Apprenticeship programme with top-up progression to an Executive MBA.

Course accreditation

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Lancaster MBA programmes have been accredited by the Association of MBAs since 1996. Although UK-based in its origins, AMBA is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world.

Learn more about the Association of MBAs accreditation

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

2:1 Hons degree in any subject or an equivalent professional qualification.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact for information.

Additional requirements

  • A minimum of five years' full-time professional/managerial work experience
  • An interview with the programme director
  • All successful applicants are required to complete the EMBA admissions essay. Further details will be provided with your offer

English language requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email

Course structure

Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Course fee to be confirmed.

General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

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