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Executive MBA Overview

The Executive MBA is a transformative programme designed to help you realise your leadership potential. You’ll receive business knowledge, leadership skills and networks to accelerate your career, wherever you decide to take it; in London or Dubai. The Executive MBA (EMBA) prepares you for your professional transformation into becoming a general manager and leader. Whether accelerating your existing career or developing beyond your technical specialism, let the Executive MBA be your catalyst for advancement into a more senior role, function or geographic location, or the development of your own business venture. The part-time programme format is designed to help you balance your demanding career and commitments with intensive study and professional, as well as personal, development. The programme itself marks the start of your journey, which continues beyond your 20 months at LBS. As EMBA alumni you will have the opportunity to continue your development through on-going learning and engagement within the EMBA community and wider London Business School alumni network. Join us and start your journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose an Executive MBA?

The EMBA may be for you if you want to complete an MBA without interrupting your career. As an EMBA participant you remain in full-time work while you study, simultaneously advancing your career and their professional and personal development.

EMBA students are able to immediately apply knowledge gained through the programme back to the workplace, which fast-tracks your learning process. The London Business School Executive MBA is an intensive, challenging, highly stimulating and enriching experience.

What's the difference between the full-time MBA and the Executive MBA?

While both the MBA and the Executive MBA cover similar material, and both award the same MBA degree, there are some fundamental differences.

The Executive MBA is designed for managers and executives who already have substantial professional experience behind them. They want to remain in full-time employment to continue their careers whilst studying for their degree.

Full-time MBA students take part in a number of practical exercises, such as work shadowing and placements, making it more suitable for those at an earlier stage in their career.

What's the difference between the London and Dubai streams of the Executive MBA?

Executive MBA (London) conducts its core courses on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks in London.

Executive MBA (Dubai) conducts the majority of its core courses in four or five-day modules each month in Dubai, with some visits to London. 

All Executive MBA students have access to London Business School's extensive elective portfolio and international elective options, but only Executive MBA (Dubai) students take core courses in both Dubai and London.

For Executive MBA (London) students, core course teaching is conducted in London only.

We offer a fully aligned curriculum and admission requirements across both streams, so your choice of primary study location is dependent upon your personal preference and circumstances.

Is it possible to do the Executive MBA if I don't live in either London or Dubai?

There are no admissions restrictions in terms of geographic location.

However, as the majority of the Executive MBA programme is delivered in London or Dubai, please think carefully about how you can combine the travel requirements with your full-time employment.

Approximately 25% of Executive MBA students live outside the UK and the UAE, and commute to London and/or Dubai for classes. Commuting can be demanding, but the benefits from the programme far outweigh the inconvenience of travel.

How can I convince my employer to support me through the Executive MBA?

The Executive MBA provides immediate benefits to sponsoring organisations. Students can immediately apply the theory learned in the classroom to their job and are able to tailor elective aspects of the programme to the specific knowledge requirements of their business. 

Sponsoring organisations also become part of the wide and diverse London Business School network and can attend an annual Employers' Event.