Business Administration for Construction Executives: The University of Manchester

Business Administration for Construction Executives: The University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Booth Street West, M15 6PB, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business and Ebusiness
Course Language(s) 
3 - 5 Years
App Deadline 
+44 (0)1248 672 270
+44 (0)161 275 6556


Course description

The MBA for Construction Executives was developed in partnership with CITB-Construction Skills, and through consultation with leading industry institutions. It is designed to provide construction executives with the toolkit to move into senior management. It is a unique programme designed to appeal to managers within all construction disciplines, from architecture and engineering through to managing the process.

The School is uniquely placed to deliver such a programme. The School has a long history of association with construction companies and the programme director, Professor Graham Winch, has 20 years experience of research and graduate teaching in the industry. He has led a team of experts to ensure that the general content of the MBA programme is rigorously adapted to meet the specific needs of construction executives and provide a focus as the alumni network of potential industry leaders grows.

Module details

The structure of the programme is designed to enable students to balance the demands of career, study and family. It consists of the module stage and the project stage. The module stage comprises 12 modules covering both the core topics of an MBA and construction specific modules which are normally completed in five semesters over a period of 30 months.  Modules are complemented through face to face residential workshops that are delivered by UK faculty and are held in the UK and at MBS Worldwide's overseas centres.  The project stage normally takes six to twelve months and provides an opportunity to focus on any management issue of particular interest and relevance to both the individual and their organisation.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview: Applications for the Manchester Business School Worldwide MBA programme are normally considered on the basis of at least three years business experience, involving decision making responsibility and the exercise of initiative. Applicants will normally, therefore, be at least 27 years of age and have a good first degree.

However, it may be possible to gain a place on the mature entry scheme without formal academic qualifications in the light of recognised management experience and professional qualifications.

Selection criteria will normally focus on work experience and academic and/or professional qualifications. Candidates may in some circumstances be required to take GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test).

English language: Proficiency in both spoken and written English is essential and supporting evidence such as TOEFL may be requested.

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