Thinkers 50 Executive MBA
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January 2020
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Level 7

Thinkers 50 Executive MBA

Join the leading management thinkers in the world...
Funded by the apprenticeship levy
Who's it for?

This programme is for ambitious and curious leaders in the C-suite of organisations of any size. Educated to degree level and with at least 5 years managerial experience, the programme is designed to support a diversity of experience within organisations in the private, charity and 3rd sectors.

Duration
24 Months
Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a series of 5 essays presented at the residentials.

All learners will need to deliver a 6 month change management project in their organisation.

Assessment will also include the writing up the change management project as a 14,000 word dissertation.

Finally, all learners will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence of their apprenticeship and present this to assessors.

Who's it for?

This programme is for ambitious and curious leaders in the C-suite of organisations of any size. Educated to degree level and with at least 5 years managerial experience, the programme is designed to support a diversity of experience within organisations in the private, charity and 3rd sectors.

Duration
24 Months
Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a series of 5 essays presented at the residentials.

All learners will need to deliver a 6 month change management project in their organisation.

Assessment will also include the writing up the change management project as a 14,000 word dissertation.

Finally, all learners will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence of their apprenticeship and present this to assessors.

The course outline

The majority of MBA courses focus primarily on academic delivery without giving due consideration to either practical application or the specific aims of each learner. The Thinkers50 Executive MBA course will also deliver a personalised experience for each individual through the network of coaches and mentors supporting the programme. This process will enable an embedding of the academic content between residential modules.

Core 1: Leadership 4.0

Explore the strategic role of people management in organisations. You will gain knowledge of environmental contexts of the sector, technology, legislation, social institutions and cultures.

Core 2: Strategy and decision making for executives

Gain an in-depth appreciation of strategic management thinking and decision-making. You’ll explore strategy issues and how to resolve them, also develop your strategic thinking, analysis and judgement skills.

Core 3: Operations and Corporate Finance

Gain a knowledge of finance to support the general management function. You’ll learn to appreciate how specialist activities can help meet financial and business objectives.

Core 4: Ethical Enterprise - Selling with purpose

Gain an understanding of the strategic management of product, service and process innovation. You’ll learn how firms create value from new ideas and explore the experiences of successful and unsuccessful innovators.

Core 5: Corporate Brand and Reputation Management

Explore how to build lead and manage the Corporate Brand and consider the very latest thinking with regard to Reputation Management.

Core 6: Innovation and Change

This module aims to provide participants with a solid grounding in the theory and practice of project management. The module will focus on the technical and commercial knowledge and skills necessary to manage projects within time and budget constraints and to a desired quality.

MBA Project

This module provides the opportunity for you to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions, and to make practical and actionable recommendations.

The applied nature of the report requires a critical evaluative approach, empirical investigation and analysis and a combination of business report writing skills. It requires reflection on the implications for business from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint, including an account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.

Curated by the best

The Experience

We have carefully selected these venues to ensure that our ‘learning leaders’ will feel relaxed as they are removed from the daily demands placed upon them. The environment brings the time and space to absorb, reflect and fully digest the extensive content delivered throughout.

The Qualifications

  • An MBA from the University of Buckingham
  • Senior Leaders Master's Degree Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute
Certificate
This Certificate is awarded to
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This Certificate is awarded for
  • An MBA from the University of Buckingham
  • Senior Leaders Master's Degree Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute

Why NCFLM?

"If you want to learn from some of the finest business thinkers in the world,if you want to be apart of this network without peer, if you want to be a leading management thinker in the future,the Executive MBA is a truly remarkable opportunity.Take it!"
Whitney Johnson

Fully funded,leading edge professional learning for the modern economy.

The best and latest leadership and management theories from the world’s leading thinkers.

Practical, task-led learning that sticks and gives real-time benefits to you and your organisation.

Programmes designed to fit around and within your existing work commitments.

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Are you eligible?

Our guidelines for course eligibility are as follows:

• A BA Hons Degree

• Five years managerial experience

Application Process

After an initial conversation confirming eligibility, you will be invited to complete the Application Process. This will include:

• Personal Statement (c1000 Words)

• A copy of your CV

• Two referees

If successful with the initial part of the application process, you will be selected for an interview either face-to-face at one of our locations in the UK or via online video platform.

You will hear within a week after your interview as to whether you have been selected for the Thinkers 50 Executive MBA Programme. Due to the elite nature of the programme and the associated high demand, some students may be accepted with an unconditional place for a future cohort. Following your formal acceptance of the offer and payment being received, you will then begin your on boarding journey. This will start with an invitation to an informal drinks evening to start getting to know your fellow Thinkers 50 Executive MBA learners.

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