Weekend Executive MBA


Program Description

Weekend Executive MBA

In recent years the MBA degree has become the foremost academic qualification for managers. Academics and industrialists alike have recognised the value of the degree in developing staff for the challenges of the rapidly changing business environment. Research has shown that the award of the MBA assists the personal development of managers, as well as benefiting their career and professional life.

One of the strengths of our MBA programmes is the diversity of programme members’ backgrounds and experiences. The range of functional, professional and vocational skills and knowledge that participants bring to the programme allows the lecturing faculty to test the validity of theoretical concepts against a rich background of personal and organisational outlooks.

The programmes encourage individuals from all walks of life, and from all organisational and working backgrounds. Engineers, accountants, legal practitioners, those in the caring professions and other technically-based professionals, can all benefit from the experience of the MBA. Indeed, the programme is rooted in the belief that the wider the range of programme members’ backgrounds and experiences the more it aids the learning process.

Mode of attendance

The University of Plymouth Executive MBA programmes at Greenwich School of Management can be studied by part-time attendance as follows:

  • Executive - 24 months (7 weekends and 3 Saturdays)

The Executive MBA programmes have ten enrolment possibilities each year


Executive MBA Management

The Executive MBA is designed for those with substantial experience and who are currently holding middle or senior managerial responsibilities. The programme is interactive and course members are encouraged to relate learning to their current management activities. The programme builds on existing experience and aims to develop course members career development and strategic management contribution.

The main philosophy of the programme is that management can be taught as a unified body of knowledge, applicable to any business organisation.

The programme aims to develop the analytical skills of the course members within the context of management. These skills embody the knowledge, techniques and best practice in business administration and focus on problem identification and problem-solving. Emphasis is also placed on the interrelationship of management problems and tasks.

Executive MBA Health Services Management

The Executive MBA Health Services Management is aimed at decision-makers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The programme provides relevant management training and a well respected postgraduate qualification to those seeking more senior posts in primary and secondary healthcare.

The programme combines the study of health services management and general management. The programme allows health professionals to obtain the necessary skills to manage health care services in rapidly changing and increasingly business-like environments.

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About the School

Greenwich School of Management is a not-for-profit, independent School of higher education. The School is a specialist teaching institution offering programmes of study leading to qualifications in bu ... Read More

Greenwich School of Management is a not-for-profit, independent School of higher education. The School is a specialist teaching institution offering programmes of study leading to qualifications in business management and cognate areas, as well as awards of various professional bodies. Founded in 1973, the School has produced over 20,000 successful graduates, many of whom occupy key management positions in industry and the public sector around the globe. Many of the School’s students proceed to further studies and research in the university sector after having successfully completed their programmes at Greenwich School of Management. There are currently over 900 students enrolled at the School. Almost 40% of the students are from the UK or EU countries. The remainder represents over 60 nationalities across the globe. The full-time day programmes are particularly popular with international students, whilst the evening and executive weekend study options are the preferred choices of home-based students. The School is proud of its diverse mix of experiences, nationalities and cultures. The School offers validated degree programmes which include BSc(Hons), MBA and MSc degrees through partnerships with such institutions as the University of Plymouth, the University of Wales and Northwood University in the United States of America. The School was recently subject to a Periodic Review conducted under Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) guidelines. The review was an outstanding success and demonstrated the School’s commitment to quality assurance. The School is located in historic Greenwich and occupies a fine Art Deco building with a landmark 180 ft clock tower. The School prides itself on its personal, tight-knit, caring and friendly ambience. By day, the School has a mix of international and home students whilst the evening classes attract local City of London based managers. The weekend and executive students are high fliers or fast trackers destined for top management posts. The School is small enough for staff to know all the students personally and this gives the place an intimate atmosphere. Staff are caring and responsive and students very much feel part of the community of the School. The town of Greenwich is historical and has a collegiate feel to it, with bookshops, bars, antique markets and the royal park on the School’s doorstep. The School has three main intakes throughout the year: in February, June and October. The weekend and executive programmes can be started in any month. The teaching faculty combines a depth of academic knowledge with practical experience of management. In addition, the faculty engages in management research as well as management consultancy projects. Faculty members from the School’s partner universities frequently contribute to the teaching and development of programmes at Greenwich. Over 1000 successful MBA’s and almost 800 BSc(Hons) graduates have obtained their degrees at Greenwich School of Management. Over the past 30 years, Greenwich School of Management has been recognised as an institution that meets the needs of students, employers and the wider academic community, and has a deserved reputation as being one of the leading independent business schools in London. Accreditation: Greenwich School of Management is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. Read less