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Ashridge Business School

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Full Time and Part Time Executive MBA at Ashridge

Get a head start! Apply now for the Ashridge Full Time MBA Headstart early enrolment programme and benefit from our 55th Anniversary offer!

This year, Ashridge Business School celebrates its 55th anniversary and to share its success we are awarding scholarships of up to 50%. on the Full Time MBA for applications submitted by 8 December 2014. plus we are offering an early enrolment discount of 5%. That's up to 55% off of our usual tuition fee of £32,500!*

In addition, we are also offering a limited number of 50% and 100% accommodation scholarships for on-campus one-bedroomed flats.*

Contact us for more details at We do not ask for application fees. GMAT and IELTS waivers are possible under certain circumstances.

*Terms and conditions apply.

On the Ashridge MBA you will discover how to find real answers to the real challenges that you will face in business today. Our insights, gained from research and hands-on experience as business owners and leaders, will enable you to see the bigger picture, so you make better decisions, even in unpredictable circumstances.

We don't believe in creating MBA clones. For us - and you - it's all about finding ways to think differently and to feel confident taking brave decisions. So you can make a real difference, both to yourself and your organisation. This MBA is the real thing. The real MBA.

Full time - MBA

Part time - EMBA

Full Time students are usually looking for a career change, to develop entrepreneurial skills to set up their own business, or to quickly gain strategic management or consulting skills to further their career. Live case studies and consultancy projects expose you to new industries, skills and experiences.

Executive MBA (EMBA) students are usually aspiring to achieve the next level in their career but wish to continue working and applying their knowledge as they learn. Assignments are designed to provide ROI to your employer and your future career through active demonstration of your MBA while you learn.

How is the programme delivered?

50% of the programme is shared with the EMBA class to enhance the learning experience and networking for both groups. The other 50% is delivered in teaching blocks that incorporate out-of class learning activities such as consultancy projects and company visits.

How is the programme delivered?

Modular design with three teaching blocks per six month semester consisting of up to five weekdays every two months.
Each module is shared with a full-time MBA class and assignments take place within your organisation between teaching blocks.

How long is the programme?

12 months (Starts September)

How long is the programme?

24 months (Starts September or March)

Your MBA at a glance

1 Orientation Module

The aims of the orientation module are to: explore the nature of management, introduce students to faculty and support staff and provide them with an overview of the programme, provide students with the foundational skills to enable them to study at Masters level within a UK higher education context, and to establish the "ground rules" which would help enable a positive learning experience, and to make students aware of their own learning styles and the implications of these.

8 Core Subjects

The core subject areas are: Personal Impact, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Leadership, Operations, Innovation, and Managerial Economics. By teaching each core subject with the integrative themes, you gain a wider understanding of how the subject fits into the real world and how to apply the lessons effectively.

4 Integrative Themes

The four integrative themes in the Ashridge MBA are designed to develop and influence the eight core subjects. The themes of creating value, leading change, embedding sustainability and managing globally effect all areas of business and Ashridge aims to represent that through these topics.

1 International Business Experience

One of the highlights of the MBA programme, this involves a group visit to an emerging market to meet businesses and explore the challenges and issues of working across diverse cultures and markets. The group will be presented with live issues from organisations and then be expected to develop their consultancy skills defining solutions to present back to the organisation.

1 Project Experience

Individual or group project selected from the following types of projects: applied consultancy project, applied entrepreneurial project, action research, or academic dissertation. The aim of the MBA project is to further develop knowledge, synthesis and critical analytical skills in a range of business disciplines and to apply these in a practical setting.

2 Professional Development Streams

Effective engagement
The module aims to ensure that on completion, you have the skills and abilities to contribute to the success of your team and organization.

Employability programme
The overall aim of the programme is to ensure the employability of students, through the development of self-awareness and career skills.

Up to 12 Masterclasses

Masterclasses provide you with interactive workshops presented by leading industry experts working alongside our faculty sharing their real experiences. Masterclasses are also open to MBA Alumni in order to provide additional networking value over and above content.

Masterclasses could cover topics such as 'mergers and acquisitions', 'digital marketing', 'critical thinking' and 'employee engagement'.

How is the MBA assessed?

Assessments are tailored to the learning objectives of each subject and are therefore not standardised across the programme. The aim is to ensure that you are as involved in a real life business situation as possible, thus the focus on practical assessments rather than traditional long exams.

All subjects/themes are assessed during that semester either pre-subject, during subject or post-subject. A range of assessments are used, including in-class tests, group or individual presentations and/or live case studies, individual assignments or reflective journals. The MBA project is a substantial part of your overall assessment.

Level University
Form Full-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 12 months
Location Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
Costs €41035
Class location type At the institute
Titles MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Required language skills English
Country United Kingdom
Completion Diploma