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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    22 months
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Executive MBA Overview

Surrey's Executive MBA is a transformational experience, both personally and professionally. It has been specifically designed to help you balance a demanding career and personal commitments with a 24-month period of intensive study and professional development. You will put theory to the test and skills into practice as you learn alongside your career with other students from a wide range of business backgrounds and sectors.

From our innovative modules that address the pressing issues of the modern business world, to our careers session and workshops, our holistic and integrated course provides students with a valuable, transferable and highly employable set of skills

The Executive MBA is spread over three stages, with a weekend induction and a focus on working in small teams alongside individual learning:

  • Compulsory modules - Full-time and Executive MBA students study the same compulsory modules, with their delivery and assessment tailored for each programme
  • Elective modules - Students will select two elective modules
  • Integrative Applied Project - the project can take three forms: business plan, consultancy project or dissertation.

Dedicated Careers Coaching and Support
The Surrey MBA features a dedicated professional coaching and careers development programme, led by an experienced careers expert.  Careers sessions take place regularly throughout the academic year and include: one-on-one career coaching, skills in developing your personal profile, positioning and networking, advice on CV building and online networking and interview preparation including mock interviews and assessments.

International Study Tour
The optional Surrey International MBA Study Tour provides the opportunity to travel to a selected international destination and be immersed in another culture, in order to develop a deeper global business mind set. You will have access to company visits and lecture sessions delivered by top international academics, offering exclusive industry insights from an international perspective; as well as cultural days to explore the country’s top attractions and landmarks.

Please note:
there is an additional cost for the Surrey International MBA Study Tour separate from the main course fee.

Professional recognition
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must also have at least five years’ experience in a managerial role to apply. We can also consider you if you don’t have a degree but do have a relevant professional training qualification and at least six years managerial work experience.

Scholarships are available, please enquire for further details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in the MBA and would like to know more about the program. Can I speak to the MBA Director or a member of the MBA team?

Yes. We always welcome the opportunity to connect with prospective students who are interested in finding out more about the program. You can request an appointment to meet with the MBA Director or a member of the MBA team by sending us an email, [email protected].

Meetings can be face to face at our Guildford campus, through Skype or telephone.

What are the course fees for the program?

Full time and Executive MBA fees for 2017 entry is £24,000.
See website for full details regarding fees and deposits https://www.surrey.ac.uk/mba/fees-and-funding.

How are scholarships awarded and what are the eligibility requirements?

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis and therefore candidates who apply early in the admissions round will have a greater opportunity to receive an award. Scholarships will cover up to 50% of the total tuition fee of the programme.
See website for full details on scholarships and how to apply https://www.surrey.ac.uk/mba/fees-and-funding/scholarships.

What is the admission process and what documents are required?

You can apply directly through the University of Surrey website and you will need to provide an electronic copy of the following documents:

- Academic Certificates and Transcripts; 
- Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume);
- Personal Statement - No more than one page. Please make sure to answer the questions below:

- Why do you want to do the Surrey MBA?
- How will the Surrey MBA benefit your current role? 
- What can you offer the Surrey MBA?
- One Employer Reference
- Evidence of English Language if required.
Visit the website for full details on admission criteria https://www.surrey.ac.uk/mba/apply/entry-requirements. We are happy to advise and support you with your application, contact [email protected].

What are the English Language/IELTS requirements?

You will need good written and spoken business English language skills. If English is not your first language, you will be required to have either of the below:

- IELTS (academic): minimum of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component;
- Pearson (academic): minimum of 62 overall, with no less than 56 in any component.