Professional strategic leaders in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation, who lead, manage and direct organisations. Specific job roles may include: Senior Leader, Section Leader, Executive, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer or a senior military officer.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be an undergraduate degree. Being based around the post-experience MBA, formal degree level education is not always required. What is essential is experience and ambition.
On completion, apprentices will achieve an MBA and either an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management or a Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Diploma, and the eligibility to apply for Chartered Fellow status.
Overall Apprenticeship Grade: Distinction / Merit / Pass / Fail
The Staffordshire MBA is delivered by academics and practitioners with relevant research expertise and industry experience. Having been designed for experienced practitioners, our MBA is based on the following core competencies: Strategic Agility, Organisational Agility, Customer Focus, Drive for Results, and Career Ambition.
The apprenticeship includes affiliate membership to a professional body for the duration of the course.
The course is typically 2 years long but can be delivered in a shorter time frame by negotiation.
Apprentices can start in May, September or January. We also offer the opportunity for discreet cohorts for companies tailored to your business.
Apprentices will complete three hours per week of online learning and assessments plus they will be required to attend for a one day induction and for blocks of study throughout the Master's Degree. A programme of delivery can be custom made for organisations providing a large cohort of apprentices.
Face to face sessions will focus on team-based activities, including problem-based learning, task-centred investigations and case studies. There will be a strong emphasis on activity-focused learning and the apprentice will be expected to engage actively in all sessions. The face to face sessions will be combined with on-line materials using the university's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you choose the distance learning route all materials will be on-line and include pod cast, videos and webinars.
All modules will have a variety of assessments and apprentices will be measured on Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. The tasks focus on producing a variety of work appropriate to the module topic, which are graded and contribute to progression through the Master's Degree.
The assessments include report writing, essay writing, exams, group activities and presentations, and a portfolio will also be compiled over the length of the course. You, as the employer, will be expected to assign a work place mentor who will monitor the development of the portfolio and meet with the apprentice and assessor to discuss progress.
If you are a levy paying organisation the cost will be paid for from your digital account. The Government has set the funding band for this apprenticeship at £18,000. Non-levy paying organisations will cover 10% of the overall cost. Please speak to one of our experts for the most up-to-date information.
The apprenticeship typically covers the following topics:
note that some delivery patterns may not run if there is insufficient demand.