Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) – University of Hull - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) – University of Hull
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Hull University Business School

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) – University of Hull

Hull Executive MBA (EMBA)

About the Programme

The University of Hull has partnered with Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) to deliver the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme. The Hull Executive MBA Programme offers a University Level Master’s Degree from the University of Hull. Participants study locally, are taught by internationally-renowned University faculty and have the opportunity to connect with a global network of alumni.

The AMBA-accredited Hull Executive MBA transforms you into a strategic and responsible leader through our business-relevant, internationally recognised programme. You will be challenged to think critically to enhance your effectiveness both personally and professionally, developing the skills and understanding required to operate in a complex global business environment.

Having a world-renowned Executive MBA assures your progress up the career ladder towards top management positions and paves the way for broader business networks. The practical and comprehensive management skills provided by this programme will equip you with the capability to embrace responsibilities at higher management levels.

University Excellence

The accreditations and rankings of the University of Hull provide assurance of the quality and high standard of the programme and the University’s faculty in education and research.

  • Proudly holds multiple industry accreditations as well as independent international recognition  from AMBA and AACSB.
  • International recognitions and ranked 48th in Business in UK (Guardian University League Tables 2019).
  • In the TOP 50 universities for research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014, Times Higher Education).
  • One of only 21 UK universities honoured with The Queen’s Anniversary Prize

 

The Hull Executive MBA is taught throughout the year on a rolling carousel system with start dates around every nine months. This means you will be studying some modules with students who started earlier as well as ones who have joined at a later stage. As a result, you will benefit from being able to build relationships within your own cohort, as well as networking with other groups, thus creating more opportunities to develop your industry contacts. However, you and your fellow EMBA students from your own cohort will remain together as a team throughout the programme, learning from each other and enlarging your professional network.

Teaching takes place in three-day blocks, normally Friday to Sunday, every six weeks. Face-to-face class contact is enhanced with online learning in the weeks before and after the blocks. All participants take eight core or compulsory modules, and then choose from three different pathways studied over two years.

* All pathways are subject to sufficient student numbers in order to run.

Compulsory modules

Strategic Management
This module considers the nature of strategy. You study strategic group analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic choices and decisions, and organising for strategic advantage.

Human Resource Management
Students study the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that underpin and shape HRM, as well as HRM practices including talent management, performance and development.

Marketing
This module covers a range of marketing skills including analysis, strategy, planning and implementation, as well as the impact, value, and use of digital marketing.

Accounting & Finance
This module focuses on the analysis and use of financial information, rather than the collation and processing of data. Topics range from company financial statements to crypto-currencies.

Understanding Organisations and Organisational Change
You will be introduced to a range of topics including power, motivation, organisational culture, and how these interact with leading and managing organisational change.

Systemic Management & Complexity
In this module, you’ll investigate topics including complexity theory in relation to systemic management, systemic interventions, conflict in organisational life and managing complexity in organisations.

Leadership
Here, you will discuss the theory and practice of leadership, learn how to develop leadership skills and consider the political and ethical aspects of leading teams and organisations in a complex world.

Operations and Supply Chain Management
Beginning with the broad concepts of how to design and manage the operations of any organisation, this module will explore how to develop ‘fit for purpose’ supply chains.

General Management pathway

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
Learning in this module centres around understanding individual and organisational dimensions to creativity, and the psychology of creativity/invention, explored from a general, and an industry-specific perspective.

Consultancy and Project Management
Working on real business problems, you will gain an understanding of the skills needed to manage complex projects, and how to guide others to do so in your own context.

Economics
This module covers a range of topics, from understanding the basic principles of how markets behave, to the under-pricing of natural, ‘free’ resources.

International Business
You study topics including macroeconomic theory in internationalisation, national and global economies, international trade and investment flows and emerging economies.

Health and Social Care Management pathway

This pathway is delivered in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, benefitting from their extensive expertise in the health sector.

The pathway is a subject to sufficient student numbers in order to run.

Consultancy and Project Management
Working on real business problems, you will gain an understanding of the skills needed to manage complex projects, and how to guide others to do so in your own context.

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
Learning in this module centres around understanding individual and organisational dimensions to creativity, and the psychology of creativity/invention, explored from a general, and an industry-specific perspective.

Leading and Managing Health and Social Care – Policy Perspective
You will develop a critical understanding of political concepts related to recent policy initiatives and their implications in the field of health and social care.

Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care
Students explore how quality is ‘driven’ within health and social care and how improvement might be effectively promoted and managed within and across sectors.

Technology Management pathway

The pathway is a subject to sufficient student numbers in order to run.

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
Learning in this module centers around understanding individual and organisational dimensions to creativity, and the psychology of creativity/invention, explored from a general, and an industry-specific perspective.

Infrastructure Management
This module provides systematic methods and techniques to design, integrate and manage efficient, agile and cost effective technological infrastructures.

Cyber Security and Organisational Resilience
You will learn about complex security related obligations, and the barriers, procedures and controls needed to protect organisations from threats such as fraud and money laundering.

Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence
This module explores the theory and practice of enterprise systems and business intelligence used in business management operations. It combines critical themes that have become crucial in business management operations, and recognises that these combinations are critical in a ‘big data’ business environment.

Research Methods and Dissertation

Research Methods and Dissertations will always be the final module to be completed.

On successful completion of all modules, students will undertake an end-of-programme, 15,000-word work-based project or dissertation focusing on a business and management topic of their choice.

Assessment

Most modules are assessed by individual assignments, such as essays and reports. Two modules are assessed by examination, and some may require group project work and the delivery of a presentation.

The schedule of the first cohort starting in April 2020 is COMING SOON.

The first cohort of the Hull Executive MBA will start in April 2020.

The Hull Executive MBA is taught throughout the year on a rolling carousel system with start dates around every nine months.

The programme is a part-time master’s degree programme (in total 90 ECTS) and its duration is 2 years: 18 months (modules, in total 60 ECTS) and 6 months (Research Methods and Dissertation, in total 30 ECTS).

How to apply for the University of Hull EMBA:

Registration requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally possess

  • a minimum of three years’ appropriate post-graduation full-time management or leadership work experience
  • a good university honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification
    • Applicants without a degree or equivalent professional qualification who meet the other eligibility criteria shall be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the University of Hull. Applicants may submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the Executive MBA programme.
    • A portfolio may include, for example, details of significant work projects carried out, information about strategic analyses undertaken (for example, budgets and strategic forecasts), company reports, or other contributions to policy formulation and implementation. The portfolio might also include information about other courses taken, and training and development programmes attended.
    • The aim is to demonstrate that the applicant’s business knowledge and experience are sufficient to allow them to fulfil the academic requirements of the Hull Executive MBA.
  • a professional working proficiency in the English language
    • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English proficiency.
    • As the final stage of the application process, applicants who have satisfied all other conditions will be interviewed by University of Hull faculty staff. Interviews will usually be conducted over Skype or the telephone, or where applicable, in person.

Documents needed

Eligible candidates must submit the following documents:

  • a completed and signed University of Hull postgraduate application form
  • 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
  • proof of qualifications to date (Diploma of studies or a portfolio with your detailed experience in management for the last 8 years)

Application processing

Send us the documents needed to the e-mail address: emba.office@hamk.fi

Interview

  • As the final stage of the application process, applicants who have satisfied all other conditions will be interviewed by University of Hull faculty staff. Interviews will usually be conducted over Skype or the telephone, or where applicable, in person.
  • The interview also provides an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about particular aspects of the Executive MBA, and to receive further information about the study programme.

The full programme fee (total cost over 2 years) is EUR 18,000 (VAT 0%) including module tuition, study materials and online learning workshops and services.

The programme fee is payable by the student to HAMK in three instalments in advance of each level of the programme being delivered:

  • the  first instalment (EUR 6,000, VAT 0%) shall be paid upon enrolment onto the first 6 modules of the EMBA,
  • the second instalment (EUR 6,000, VAT 0%) shall be paid after the first 6 modules have been delivered (before the Diploma level begins)
  • the third instalment (EUR 6,000, VAT 0%) shall be paid after the second 6 modules have been delivered and the Research and Dissertation module has started.

The tuition cost of the International Study Visit module delivered on the Hull University campus is included in the programme fee. Travel and accommodation costs are excluded and should be covered by students separately.

Hull University Accreditations and Rankings

  • Awarded with AACSB & AMBA accreditations
  • Ranked 59th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17)
  • Ranked 48th in Business in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2019)
  • Ranked 126–150th in Europe Teaching (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018)
  • Being awarded silver for the quality of teaching (The Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)

EMBA Programme Structure & Duration

  • 12 modules (60 ECTS) and a dissertation (30 ECTS)
  • 2 out of 12 modules are exam-based
  • 8 compulsory modules and 4 modules of three optional pathways: General Management, Health and Social Care Management and Technology Management
  • One International Study Visit module delivered on the Hull University campus
  • 2 years total duration
  • 18 months coursework
  • 6 months dissertation period with supervisor support

Teaching Staff & Schedule

  • Most teaching staff are both experienced consultants/managers as well as Hull University Faculty lecturers and professors
  • Minimum impact upon working time due to easily accommodating working time with the teaching schedule
  • 27 hours of face-to-face teaching and 9 hours of online learning workshops per module
  • Face-to-face teaching every 6 weeks (Friday from 1 pm till 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm) at the premises of Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • class contact is enhanced by online learning

Tuition Fee & Payment

  • Full programme fee (total cost over 2 years) is EUR 18,000 (VAT 0%)
  • Flexible payment options
  • Can be paid in 1–3 instalments during the 2 years of study

This programme gives you and your organisation the confidence and expertise to achieve outstanding results. Trusted globally by students and employers alike, an MBA qualification consistently enables you to go beyond what you thought possible and reach a new level in their career.

Having a world-renowned Executive MBA assures your progress up the career ladder towards top management positions and paves the way for broader business networks. The practical and comprehensive management skills provided by this programme will equip you with the capability to embrace responsibilities at higher management levels.

We prepare managers to become business leaders on the global stage. As well as being taught by academics from across the world, who all have their own cultural perspective to share, modules such as International Business give you the in-depth knowledge to deal with business issues in an international context.

As a Hull Executive MBA student, you will:

  • Become a strategic and responsible leader who can think critically to enhance personal and professional effectiveness
  • Develop the skills and understanding required to operate in a complex global business environment
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern organisations through our holistic approach, driven by our distinctive expertise in systems thinking
  • Forge excellent links with industry through real world consultancy projects
  • Gain experience of a broad range of industries and sectors with our diverse cohort of students
  • Transfer new knowledge and skills direct to the workplace
  • Gain access to a growing Hull Executive MBA worldwide alumni network

VIDEO: Jaishree Hingorani (Executive MBA Student NHS 4K, University of Hull campus)
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VIDEO: Stacey Chaplin (Executive MBA Student at Doncaster Council Final 4K, University of Hull campus)
Policy & Partnerships Manager (Skills) Strategy & Performance Unit Doncaster Council

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Contact info

Postal address:
Häme University of Applied Sciences
EMBA Programme
PO Box 230
13101 Hämeenlinna
Finland

Visiting address:
Vankanlähde 9, Building C

Paula Turkki
Programme Coordinator
tel. +358 50 5642 028
email. emba.office@hamk.fi

Marina Weck
Programme Manager
tel. +358 50 5631 221

HÄME UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES