Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

MBA

Attendance mode
Part-time

Start date(s)
April, October

Duration
30 months

Location
Blended learning

Home and EU students can apply

Entry requirements

Work experience

Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic and professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

The University welcomes applications from all potential students and most important in the decision to offer a place is our assessment of a candidate’s potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme. Consideration of applications will be based on a combination of formal academic qualifications and other relevant experience.
Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Numeracy and literacy competencies

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and you may be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent: The Bradford Test.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTSTOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL:
    • For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

An apprentice is required to submit a work-based portfolio of how they have applied the knowledge in the workplace. This is constituted of 12-15 pieces of evidence. The Management Project is a major piece of applied work, based on a problem, issue, challenge or opportunity for their organisation.

After the apprentice has submitted their project we conduct an End Point Assessment with their management and an independent assessor. This is in the form of a final report and a presentation or viva. Having successfully completed their degree, along with their portfolio and end point assessment the student will be awarded their apprenticeship and be entitled to apply to be a Chartered Manager (CMgr) status, as well as being able to apply to become a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute - FCMI (where appropriate).

Thus the Senior Leaders Master's Apprenticeship is an MBA plus a portfolio and end point assessment to qualify the apprenticce for CMgr and FCMI.

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