Oxford Brookes Business School

Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

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  • Oxford Brookes Business School has developed a Senior Leadership Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, which includes the Oxford Brookes Global MBA, designed to enhance your strategic leadership skills.

    The MBA apprenticeship is an intensive and demanding experience. It is for current and aspiring leaders who need to fit studying into their busy working lifestyle. The Oxford Brookes Global MBA will broaden your knowledge and encourage you to apply it in a range of situations. Delivered by an experienced team of tutors, this degree apprenticeship will prepare you to meet the challenges of the increasingly dynamic international business environment. 

    How to Apply

    Employers should contact the Oxford Brookes University Apprenticeship team. The team will conduct an initial assessment to ensure the apprenticeship will be suitable for proposed candidates and will meet the employer’s requirements.

    When contracts including the commitment statement have been agreed, Oxford Brookes University will complete the signup process with the employer and apprentice.

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    • March 2019 entry application deadline:

      7 February 2019

    • September 2019 entry application deadline: 


    How long is the course?

    Typically it takes up to 36 months to complete this degree apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are based on one day a week ‘off the job’ training, some online, some on campus and attending two residential workshops.


    Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship - Structure

    Entry requirements

    • A minimum of three years' relevant managerial or professional experience
    • A good degree (or GPA equivalent) or relevant postgraduate/post-experience qualification from a recognised institution, or a professional qualification from an approved and recognised body which is equivalent to a degree
    • Two written references (normally one academic)
    • Eligible to join an apprenticeship
    • Apprentices should hold level 2 (GCSE or acceptable equivalent) qualifications in English and Maths

    The course in detail

    All modules have been designed to draw upon the four themes that transcend the programme. These themes are related to:

    1. Internal organisational perspectives
    2. External environment perspective
    3. Strategic information and insight
    4. Ethical, responsible and CSR related issues

    Compulsory modules

    • Market and Supply Analysis
    • Entrepreneurial Behaviours and Practices
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers
    • Developing Leadership Capability
    • Global Business Environment
    • Global Strategy for Innovation
    • Critical Approach to Business
    • Individual Consultancy Project

    Each module has an option of whether to study by distance learning or an intensive week on campus, however 4 of those 7 compulsory modules need to be completed on campus.

    Residential Workshops

    The first residential workshop is designed to enable you to practice and enhance your management and leadership skills. You will work on a real organisational issue which will provide an opportunity to integrate learning from the MBA programme.

    The second residential workshop is designed to consolidate and enhance your research and analytical skills. These skills are essential to senior managers in fast moving global organisations. This will be an opportunity to work with a diverse group of students to develop your research ideas for thefinal Individual Consultancy Project.

    You will need to attend both the workshops at some point in your programme. They are offered in the UK in each sixth-month teaching period and there is also an opportunity to attend the residentials in non UK locations. 

    The Individual Consultancy Project

    The project provides the opportunity to take on and fully experience consultancy working, from project negotiation to delivery of solutions on a client’s strategic issues. The module draws on, integrates and allows students to practise many of the concepts studied in other MBA modules. Learning is largely self-directed, but students receive guidance in the form of a series of structured one-to-one interventions from their nominated supervisor. The outcome from the module will be a consultancy report and presentation to the client.