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University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1482 346311

www.hull.ac.uk/hubs

Hull University Business School

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Hull University Business School

The Hull Executive MBA

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Leadership for the real world

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A wealth of experience

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An outstanding learning environment

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Enhance your career potential

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Building a global perspective

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Helping you succeed in a complex world

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The University and city of Hull

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How to apply for the Hull Executive MBA

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Contents

Fast facts

Duration

Two years, part-time

Delivery

Block taught

Entry requirements

Three years’ appropriate post graduation work

experience, and a good degree (or equivalent

professional qualification). Applicants who do

not meet these criteria may be eligible through

appropriate experience, as evidenced by a portfolio.

Fees and finance

Please see the MBA section of the Business School

website at www.hull.ac.uk/hubs for up-to-date

fee information. Scholarships and bursaries are

available and information can be found at

www.hull.ac.uk/hubs-awards

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The Hull

Executive MBA

Our programme will give you the

confidence and expertise to achieve

outstanding results – for you and your

organisation.

Trusted globally by students and employers alike, the MBA consistently enables graduates to go beyond what they thought possible and reach a new level in their careers. By taking the MBA and gaining the advanced skills you need to succeed in today’s complex, fast-changing and competitive world, you too can make that leap.

For businesses and organisations that choose to sponsor employees to take the Executive MBA, there are immediate dividends. The programme will enhance and develop your staff members’ talents, transforming them into the assured and committed employees you need to drive your business forward.

But don’t just take our word for it. Our graduate success stories featured in these pages demonstrate how the MBA has brought substantial benefits for our alumni, helping them to build on their potential to become true leaders.

Leadership for

the real world

Throughout the programme, we prioritise

a hands-on approach.

A consultancy-based project, for example, will allow you to apply what you have learned in the real world. Regular contact with other managers will let you share experiences and perspectives from across industry.

Focusing on developing core skills in problem solving, leadership, strategy and communication, you will greatly enhance your ability to react to complex situations in a fast-changing world.

You can also take advantage of a range of personal development elements, tailored to your specific needs. This will enable you to make an immediate and positive contribution to your organisation.

To complement your formal learning further, you can also tap into extensive links to some of the biggest names in industry and commerce through the Business School’s Corporate Partners, including ABP, McCain, BP, Morrisons, Reckitt Benkiser, RBS, Smith & Nephew and Tata.

Interaction with these organisations will enrich your learning experience immeasurably and provide a ready-made global support network to help you realise your goals once you graduate.

Studying at Hull University Business School has helped Helen Gibson to turn her early promise into business success. Specialising in change management, Helen oversees a broad portfolio of clients that takes her as far afield as the Balkans and Malaysia.

“The MBA gave me that leg up. I really enjoyed it. It was brilliant to gain new skills and meet interesting people. I learned so much about strategy, financial skills, marketing and more. The course provided a great overview of so many different disciplines. And to have time to stand back and work out what I was going to do next was a real luxury.

“Working alongside people from different countries and backgrounds really boosted my confidence and has certainly helped me in the business world.

“Taking the Executive MBA helped me

into a first-class career and massively

enhanced my business credibility”.

Helen Gibson, Joint Managing Director of Agencia

Since completing the Hull Executive MBA in 2012, Matt Smith’s career has taken off.

As head of the combined Marine and Transport divisions of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, he provides UK-wide support in the distribution sector, covering road, marine, aviation and rail.

“Without the MBA I simply wouldn’t

have been able to take up the UK-wide

role I now have.”

“It was indispensable, giving me a depth and range of skills and proven frameworks with which to tackle business issues.”

Matthew J Smith, Head of Marine and Transport Sector, Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank

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Sarah Cash was attracted by the

Executive MBA scholarship initiative, set up to improve the representation and skill levels of women and charity sector directors and managers.

“The scholarship is a fantastic

opportunity to expand my knowledge of business strategy at a more senior level.

“The Executive MBA has

allowed me to see areas

of potentially massive

improvement and is

inspiring me to think

differently.”

“It has taught me how to become a better leader. I cannot think of a business that wouldn’t benefit from it.”

Sarah Cash, Director of Business and Income Development at Dove House Hospice

*currently studying

A wealth of experience

Participants come from a rich mix of public, private and charitable sector backgrounds. Previous students have included executives from energy companies, doctors and prison service managers. This brings a wealth of expertise, industry knowledge and support for all to draw on. We also mix our full-time and Executive cohorts to give a truly global perspective to your learning and development.

Equally diverse are students’ motivations for enrolling. From fulfilling their potential, achieving promotion and delivering a competitive edge, to acquiring advanced skills and a global outlook, all are highly motivated and contribute to our vibrant learning community.

To join this group, you should typically be a graduate with at least three years’ relevant postgraduate work experience.

The diversity of students on the Hull Executive MBA course is one of its key strengths.

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An outstanding learning

environment

Our teaching staff are all recognised authorities in their fields, offering learning and teaching that is at the cutting edge of the key issues facing today’s decision-makers. One crucial specialism on the Hull MBA is systems thinking – a powerful means of understanding and working with the complexities of modern organisations and the challenges they face. The holistic approach of the MBA enables you to think strategically, recognise important connections, and implement change – while being aware of the wider needs of the global business environment.

Committed to developing responsible leadership for a complex world, the Business School has ethical practices at its heart. We are also proud to be one of the first academic institutions to sign up to the Principles for Responsible Management Education and an active player in the Academy of Business in Society.

The Business School campus is designed to stimulate and inspire. Comprising four listed buildings, it has been sympathetically renovated to accommodate first-class modern facilities, ideal for learning and networking.

These include dedicated computer suites, a 500-seat lecture theatre and strong links to our world-class Logistics Institute. A £28-million revamp of the renowned Brynmor Jones Library means that you will also have access to the University’s vast archive collections in one of the world’s finest, most up-to-date libraries.

Hull University Business School’s world-class teaching and learning facilities provide

the perfect environment in which to fulfil your potential.

We have been awarded multiple industry

accreditations, including AMBA and AACSB awards

the latter of which is held by fewer than five per

cent of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.

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Enhance your career potential

A robust, structured programme of personal and professional development, completed within 24 months, is not part of your assessment but is an integral part of the programme – and your career development.

Through bespoke coaching and access to the CareerLeader tool, we will also help you to define your goals, uncover your strengths and develop others in areas such as leadership, communication, analysis, problem solving and teamwork. And our support does not end on graduation. All our graduates are encouraged to stay in touch through our 26,000-strong international alumni community, whose members include high-ranking individuals in such prestigious organisations as Hilton International, Rolls-Royce, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Ericsson, HSBC and UNICEF.

To help you continue your professional growth, our HUBS Connects scheme provides you with tailored career development advice and support, webinars, networking events, online resources and much more.

With the Hull Executive MBA, you have the chance to explore your future options the

moment the course begins.

With a credit and finance background, Rory Clarke joined Hull firm JR Rix and Sons in 2001 and has been on the main board since 2006. With Rix having multiple business units, from shipping through to property and caravans, he wanted to broaden his focus when he enrolled on the Hull Executive MBA in 2010.

“The course was on my doorstep, but convenience was only part of the story. It was the high-level accreditations and its structure that sold it to me. I found it particularly useful in revealing a greater understanding of the complexities of business and the strategies involved. “A lot of it was to do with the soft skills around the business environment, the importance of change in organisations and what stops them functioning properly during change.

“Now, every day, I apply

learning from the Hull

Executive MBA to my

business life.”

Rory Clarke, Managing Director, Rix Petroleum Ltd

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Building a global

perspective

All participants take 12 core modules across five key, interconnected themes, plus the personal and professional development component, with teaching organised so that learning in one area deepens understanding in all the others. Alongside the specialist expertise, you will gain a broad perspective on the management of complex organisations, management decision-making and the personal and professional skills needed to operate effectively in international contexts.

To enhance your global perspective, you will have the opportunity to take one of the taught modules alongside Executive MBA students in Bahrain, Muscat, Romania or Singapore. Through this you will gain a valuable cultural experience, increase your familiarity with international business contexts and practices and widen your networks of colleagues and friends.

After you have completed the taught programme, the 15,000-word dissertation provides you with an opportunity to carry out a significant piece of research in an area of personal interest related to business and management.

This can be based around a project for your organisation – adding significant value for those sponsoring students through the Hull Executive MBA.

With teaching completed in weekend

blocks over two years of part-time study,

you can immediately apply what you

have learned in your workplace.

Twelve modules across five interrelated key themes, and a personal and professional

development element, will give you a deep understanding of modern business

practices, and a powerful set of tools for succeeding in a complex world.

Helping you succeed

in a complex world

Managing in a global context

Core modules: Managing in organisations, Leadership and organisational change, International business

Introduces management in relation to personal effectiveness, cultural diversity, management thinking, organisational life and individuals as agents of change.

Managing relationships

Core modules: Human resource management, Economic environment

Focuses on internal and external stakeholders, strategy and practice in the management of human resources and understanding the wider business environment and its impact on performance.

Managing the value chain

Core modules: Marketing, Supply Chain and operations management

Provides a holistic and critical perspective on the key changes and trends in marketing and business operations management.

Managing knowledge

Core modules: Accounting and finance for managers, Complexity and network thinking

Looks at the best way to identify and acquire relevant knowledge, put it to use in analysing complex problems and make effective decisions.

Managing strategically

Core modules: Systemic management, Strategic management, Consultancy and intervention (this module is replaced by Complex project management for students studying the MBA at our overseas locations), Personal and professional development element

Builds a perspective of the business organisation as a whole, its purpose and strategic development, in order to inform managerial decision- making.

Assessment

Most modules are assessed using individual assignments, such as essays or reports. Some are assessed wholly or partially by

Moving to Hull after 30 years in the ports business has proved a success in more ways than one for Paul McGrath, who has director level responsibility for operations from the Humber to the Isle of Wight. “Hull University Business School, of course, was very convenient for me, but its good reputation was just as important ... The course itself, the tutors and my fellow students all impressed me.

“Our ports can have a tendency to think of themselves as operating independently rather than as a whole, which had created identity and cultural problems. I wanted to help create a sense of ownership, but it is still very much an ongoing piece of work to achieve awareness of the PD Ports brand within group.

“Doing the Executive MBA was more

than worthwhile. It has been very

beneficial to me, academically and

from a practical point of view.”

Paul McGrath, Director and General Manager for PD Ports in the Humber

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The University

and city of Hull

By choosing to boost your ambitions with

the Hull Executive MBA, you’ll be in good

company – and you couldn’t have picked

a better time.

Hull in 2015 is a truly vibrant city. With the twin distinctions of being named the next UK City of Culture in 2017 and a massive £300m investment in the area by renewable energy giant Siemens, Hull is on the cusp of a major economic and cultural revival.

Located at the gateway to Europe, the city offers access to 320 million customers across the Continent. As well as positioning itself at the forefront of the burgeoning renewable energy sector, Hull is also home to one of Europe’s busiest port complexes as well as some of its largest manufacturers.

With active links to industry and commerce and to the local community, the University of Hull is playing a pivotal role in the city’s revival.

A centre of excellence in teaching and research, the University has a growing international reputation, with more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Its alumni are another source of far-reaching influence, and can be found in positions of responsibility in a wide range of fields across the globe.

Main pic: Queens Gardens.

Hull University Business School welcomes suitably qualified individuals to apply for entry to its MBA programmes. To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally possess

• a minimum of three years’ appropriate post-graduation work experience

• a good degree awarded by a UK university or comparable overseas institution, or an equivalent professional qualification

Applicants with degrees from non-English speaking countries will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency. Applicants who do not have a degree or equivalent

professional qualification and meet the other eligibility criteria may submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the programme. Please contact us for guidance.

You must also submit:

• a University of Hull postgraduate application form, completed and signed

• a current detailed CV

• a 200-word personal statement indicating what you hope to gain from the Executive MBA and the contribution you would make to the programme

• two good letter-headed work references

• proof of qualifications to date

How to apply

You can apply online or download an application form through the Postgraduate section of the University website at www.hull.ac.uk.

Scholarships and fees

The Business School offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to Executive MBA students each year.

Further details can be found at www.hull.ac.uk/hubs-awards or through the Business School website at

www.hull.ac.uk/hubs.

Contact us

Information about applying for MBA programmes, tuition fees, and scholarships and bursaries can also be found on the MBA pages of the Business School website at

www.hull.ac.uk/hubs.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your application, please contact:

Admissions Team

Hull University Business School Hull, HU6 7RX, UK

T +44 (0)1482 463000 E businessmasters@hull.ac.uk

www.hull.ac.uk/hubs

How to apply for the Hull Executive

MBA

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