Course Essentials

If you’re already in work and looking to take the next step up in your career, or looking to formalise your management experience with a professional qualification, then this Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship will be for you.

You’ll study for an MBA flexibly, while you work, being able to apply your learning in to your role straight away. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, giving you the opportunity to obtain the professionally recognised status of Chartered Manager, plus it will be fully-funded by your employer.


Arden University student Andrew Kellaway

Andrew Kellaway - Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship MBA student


I looked at other universities in the area, but they either didn't offer the right course for me or didn't accept Apprenticeship Levy funding. Arden ticked every box.



What Uni? 4.3 out of 5 star rating for Arden University

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If you and your employer have agreed that a degree apprenticeship would help develop you in your current role, please register your interest below or contact our apprenticeship team directly on 0808 271 6886

Key Information

Award:
MBA
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship - MBA (CMI)
Duration:
2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Apprenticeship
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Career Prospects
  • Programme Delivery

This course has been designed for those looking to take the next step up in their career. Whether you’re a new or existing employee, studying Arden’s flexible MBA Degree Apprenticeship will boost your career potential and give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of thinking strategically in all areas of business management and senior leadership.

If you’re an employer looking to invest in your employees’ career development or enhance performance and productivity throughout the organisation, then this Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship could be the answer.

Upon completion, you will graduate with a professional CMI-accredited MBA qualification and valuable work-based experience, where you'll be able to apply what they’ve learnt about leadership and management directly to your role.

Modules

Level 7

  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing within a Competitive Environment
  • Leading Transitions
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

As a Masters Degree Apprentice, your work-based learning becomes an integral part to your qualification. As you’re working, remember to build a portfolio of evidence including completed assessments, evaluations from the workplace, presentations, minutes of meetings, business proposals and performance reviews.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Audits
  • Case studies
  • Work-based project
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion

In addition, you’ll be requested to build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how your learning has been applied to your workplace. As part of your apprenticeship, you’ll be required to complete an end-point assessment that comprises of a project showcase and professional discussion. You’ll present your work-based project, answer questions, and talk through your portfolio of evidence from the workplace. You’ll be able to demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of management have been applied in the organisation. 

Arden’s apprenticeship programmes are aimed at those who are currently in employment. If you’d like to find an apprenticeship with a work placement, please visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or you can take a look at our blended learning or online courses here

To be eligible for this Degree Apprenticeship at Arden University you must have either:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' work experience.
  • A grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don't have academic qualifications
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We'll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences. 

You must also provide written evidence confirming support from your employer, alongside evidence of appropriate employment.

Individual employers may set specific selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

This Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship has been designed for those who wish to accelerate their career and take the next step up into a management position. If you’re already a manager and looking to formalise your experience with a professional qualification, this MBA apprenticeship will also suit your needs.

You’ll develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that will prepare you to enter a management environment or improve your skills within an area you’re already knowledgeable of.

You’ll be fully equipped with highly current, appropriate and ethically sound knowledge, procedures and processes, ensuring that you’re ready to take that next step.

Upon successful completion, you will have gained a CMI-accredited Masters in Business Administration, valuable industry knowledge and experience, and vastly improved career prospects.

As a Degree Apprentice, you will be working full-time for an organisation and earning whilst you’re working there.

Alongside this, you’ll study the MBA programme via Blended Learning. This is an ideal combination of online learning and scheduled face-to-face sessions, either at your workplace or a designated study centre arranged by your employer.

You’ll have access to your study materials online 24/7 via Arden’s innovative learning platform, iLearn. This is supported by classroom-based sessions with experienced academic tutors and monthly engagements to discuss your progress.

Course Details & Modules

This course has been designed for those looking to take the next step up in their career. Whether you’re a new or existing employee, studying Arden’s flexible MBA Degree Apprenticeship will boost your career potential and give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of thinking strategically in all areas of business management and senior leadership.

If you’re an employer looking to invest in your employees’ career development or enhance performance and productivity throughout the organisation, then this Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship could be the answer.

Upon completion, you will graduate with a professional CMI-accredited MBA qualification and valuable work-based experience, where you'll be able to apply what they’ve learnt about leadership and management directly to your role.

Modules

Level 7

  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing within a Competitive Environment
  • Leading Transitions
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

As a Masters Degree Apprentice, your work-based learning becomes an integral part to your qualification. As you’re working, remember to build a portfolio of evidence including completed assessments, evaluations from the workplace, presentations, minutes of meetings, business proposals and performance reviews.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Audits
  • Case studies
  • Work-based project
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion

In addition, you’ll be requested to build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how your learning has been applied to your workplace. As part of your apprenticeship, you’ll be required to complete an end-point assessment that comprises of a project showcase and professional discussion. You’ll present your work-based project, answer questions, and talk through your portfolio of evidence from the workplace. You’ll be able to demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of management have been applied in the organisation. 

Arden’s apprenticeship programmes are aimed at those who are currently in employment. If you’d like to find an apprenticeship with a work placement, please visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or you can take a look at our blended learning or online courses here

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Degree Apprenticeship at Arden University you must have either:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' work experience.
  • A grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don't have academic qualifications
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We'll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences. 

You must also provide written evidence confirming support from your employer, alongside evidence of appropriate employment.

Individual employers may set specific selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Career Prospects

This Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship has been designed for those who wish to accelerate their career and take the next step up into a management position. If you’re already a manager and looking to formalise your experience with a professional qualification, this MBA apprenticeship will also suit your needs.

You’ll develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that will prepare you to enter a management environment or improve your skills within an area you’re already knowledgeable of.

You’ll be fully equipped with highly current, appropriate and ethically sound knowledge, procedures and processes, ensuring that you’re ready to take that next step.

Upon successful completion, you will have gained a CMI-accredited Masters in Business Administration, valuable industry knowledge and experience, and vastly improved career prospects.

Programme Delivery

As a Degree Apprentice, you will be working full-time for an organisation and earning whilst you’re working there.

Alongside this, you’ll study the MBA programme via Blended Learning. This is an ideal combination of online learning and scheduled face-to-face sessions, either at your workplace or a designated study centre arranged by your employer.

You’ll have access to your study materials online 24/7 via Arden’s innovative learning platform, iLearn. This is supported by classroom-based sessions with experienced academic tutors and monthly engagements to discuss your progress.

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