The Leadership MBA has a September and January entry point in each academic year and is expected to take 24 months to complete on the recommended route. Apprentices will attend a range of university sessions delivered in the evening, through block release and online,
With support from the employer, apprentices are required to spend 20% of paid working hours on studies and be able to evidence this. This is a statutory requirement for apprenticeships and the funding is conditional on this being met. Off the job learning includes learning something new or heightening their development.
- A first degree or equivalent professional qualification
- IELTS or equivalent 6.5 and 6 in writing
- At least three years management experience
Candidates with substantial management experience who do not have a first degree will be considered for entry on a case by case basis.
Benefits and prospects
The Leadership MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which is the only chartered body in the field of management and leadership.
Apprentices will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Whilst studying apprentices will benefit from membership of both the Institute of Directors and he Chartered Management Institute.
Prospects upon completion may include:
- Senior leader
- Section leader
- Executive director
- Chief operating officer
- Chief financial officer
- Chief executive officer
- Head of department
- HE registrar
Fees and funding
As an apprentice the cost of fees is covered by your employer through either their digital apprenticeship service account, co investment of levy transfer.
Higher and degree level apprentices are not eligible for any element of student finance. This is because they receive a salary instead of he student loan package. However, if you are experiencing any financial difficulties, please contact the Student Advice Service on 01273642888.
Higher and degree level apprentices can access additional funding in relation to additional support but this is available through the university and not Disable Students Allowance. Apprentices may also be able to apply for Access to Work for work-based equipment and software. Please contact the Disability and Dyslexia team on 01273643799
Living costs and benefits
Higher and degree level apprentice must fulfil he standard eligibility criteria in order to apply for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit. If you have any questions about entitlement to benefits, please contact the Student Advice Service on 01273643888.
Higher and degree level apprentices who are undertaking a full-time mode of study can be treated as being exempt from paying Council Tax. Although some programmes require study on a day-release arrangement, this can still be classed as full-time study. You will need to obtain a letter from the Student Information Desk at any campus and send this to your Council Tax department when you enrol on the programme.
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