What Will You Study
The Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme which is designed to develop your personal knowledge, skills and capability, while at the same time allowing you to suggest business improvements in your organisation. In contrast to many part-time programmes which require regular attendance at evenings or weekends, the teaching here is packed into short, intensive modules to help you balance your studies with your other commitments. Each core module starts with a two-week online course that gives you an initial overview of the subject. This is followed with an intensive workshop which typically runs from Friday to Sunday.
These intensive three-day blocks of study help you to minimise time out of work, whilst providing you with a focused period in which you can engage with complex ideas and develop a deeper understanding of the various subject areas. During these sessions, you will develop strong working relationships with staff and members of your cohort which creates a valuable support network to enhance your learning experience.
In between each module you are supported by tutors to apply your new knowledge and skills directly into your organisation, producing work-based assignments that will improve your understanding, and make a real difference to your company. Running alongside the core modules is a personal development stream that will raise your self-awareness and support your personal and professional development. Using experiential learning, critical thinking and reflective practice to your workplace context, you develop your confidence to critically evaluate and challenge ideas, having a voice to make a case and communicate complex ideas to a range of stakeholders.
- No need to leave your job since our block modules take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
- Studying made easy in a weekend modular format
- A convenient design, so you can balance your personal and professional needs with your study
- Personal development, including access to your own coach
- Learning through action design, which allows you to instantly apply your new knowledge
- Develops you and your organisation at the same time
- Taught by internationally respected lecturers and professors
- Opportunities for international study and experience
- Choice of elective options
Our current and previous cohorts include a range of students from various industries, some of which include banking, pharmaceuticals, aviation, telecommunication and education. We even have entrepreneurs and small business owners.
We encourage diversity in our cohorts and have students from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, China as well as other countries.
- First degree Transcripts and Certificate (minimum Second Class Upper)
- Updated CV or Resume
- Two References
- Personal Statement
- Passport Biodata page
- High School Certificate with English Grade C or better (IELTS 6.5 overall if required)
The Executive MBA programme is spread across two years. The whole programme costs $24,000
NB: Textbooks, photocopying, stationery items, housing, meals and other incidental costs are not included in the tuition fees above.
The university offers flexible payment options for the duration of your study and will not increase the tuition fee you are charged during the course of the programme.
- Duration: 24 months part-time.
- Intake: 20 students per intake
- Location: Accra, Ghana
Designed for: Experienced managers, professionals, executives and entrepreneurs
Assessments: Work based assignments, examination, group work projects and dissertation.
Your first year starts with an online induction period and a three-day Induction Workshop, followed by six core modules. During this time, you will start to forge relationships with your fellow participants.
The induction workshop will give you an introduction to staff, facilities and the programme’s central ethos of learning through action. During this, you will begin our unique personal development course.
|Year 1 Core Modules||Year 2 Core Modules|
– Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
This module explores key ideas relevant to leading and managing organisations. You will critically evaluate your own practice using frameworks ad tools with real practical relevance. The module focuses on the world of work, considering leadership in the context of issues such as motivation, culture, power and structure.
-Business Ethics & Sustainability
In an increasingly interconnected, interdependent and uncertain world, the responsibilities of managers and leaders are embracing wider ethical, environmental and social issues. This module aims to prepare future decision-makers for the associated challenges, examining the assumptions, practices, strategies and consequences of business and management activity
– Entrepreneurship & Innovation
This module will allow you to consider the question, ‘how are you entrepreneurial?’ It will present an overview of the main concepts relevant to entrepreneurship across diverse contexts, and encourage you to think entrepreneurially, and to consider entrepreneurial solutions to challenges that are big and small. Whether or not you have been or are an entrepreneur, or you have a dream one day to be one, this is a module will be relevant.
– Operations Management
This module aims to improve your understanding of operations management and its contribution to the success of an organisation. You will explore the key integrating role of operations as the connection between strategy and the delivery of a product or service to a customer. The tools and concepts covered apply to both manufacturing and service operations, and so will be relevant for all organisations.
– Marketing Management
This module explores how organisations research, segment and attack markets. You will develop a practical understanding of marketing and its contribution to the success of an organisation. Through discussing ideas, tools and frameworks you will gain an understanding of how to challenge and improve the planning and implementation of marketing strategies in your own organisation.
– Business Economics
Grasping the fundamental concepts of economic analysis aids good decision making. This module develops your knowledge by demonstrating the relevance of these concepts and building your understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic problems related to business.
– Accounting & Finance for Managers
It is crucial for managers to understand the role and purpose of finance in organisations. This module provides a general understanding of theoretical and practical financial issues, particularly the use of financial information and analysis in strategic decision making.
– Managing Strategic Change
This module aims to give you a view of strategy from the perspective of a general manager. One of the qualifiers for success in business is the ability to think strategically and to develop a strategic problem-solving capability. You will develop this and gain a strategic framework through which the ideas and concepts covered in previous modules can be integrated and understood. This will give you a holistic and more complex understanding of organisational issues, allowing you to develop appropriate strategic options. The module considers the implementation of strategy, examining appropriate strategies for leading and managing change.
– Human Resource Management
The module focuses on providing an opportunity for students to explore and audit the HR practices at their own organisations and find ways to contribute to and engage with the larger strategic organisational HR initiatives. During the module you will have the opportunity to hear students own HR experiences and challenges.
Our online electives allow you to select from a range of options, allowing you to broaden your business knowledge in a particular area and to work with EMBA students from other locations around the world. Below are the list of available electives:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Strategic Brand Management
Strategic Leadership for Enhanced Business Value
Consultancy Challenge Elective
An exciting elective option on the EMBA programme, this involves a one-week group consultancy intervention for a client organisation. It gives you scope to test out your new knowledge and skills in an unfamiliar environment, thus helping to embed your learning from the programme as a whole. A preparatory workshop, held before you meet your client, introduces you to some of the key consultancy skills and tools.
Designed to consolidate your learning over the past two years, the dissertation is the capstone of your Executive MBA.
The final element is an in-depth reflective essay. For this you are asked to reflect on your experience, and your EMBA journey to distil your principles for leading and managing people. This clarifies what you believe are the most important elements of your leadership – what you believe in that you want to communicate to others through your decisions, actions and behaviours. Your dissertation will be an exploration of the theory and practice of these principles.
Throughout the reflective dissertation you are supported by an academic tutor and a tutor group with your peers, although there is expected to be a high degree of self-directed learning for this piece of work.
After each of the modules, you complete a practical, work-focused assignment, where you apply and evaluate some of the theories you have just learnt, effectively acting as an internal consultant and generating actionable recommendations for your organisation. Covering all areas of business operations – from strategy and marketing to operations and finance – this work will engage you with all parts of your own organisation.
The assignments allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories you have been introduced to. Most importantly, you will be able to apply these to real business situations.