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MSc Management for Business Excellence (MBE)

Develop key management and leadership skills in order to drive excellence across businesses within a broad range of sectors
Designed for

Management for Business Excellence is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to become leaders and managers of business excellence in industry. It is suitable for high achievers who want to be challenged in the way they think about business management and problems.

Special Admission Requirement

Students for 'Management for Business Excellence' are individually selected by the MBE course leader and designer, Mr Paul Roberts. If you are applying for this course, your personal statement must answer five specific questions about your motivation for study. These five questions are used by the course leader in place of an interview so it is important that you are able to impress him though your answers. The questions are here. You should submit your answers using the "Personal Statement" section of your online application, or upload it as a document attached to your application. Please do not email it to us!

It is important for you to have a good understanding of the course and learning environment before you make your application. Please read as widely as possible because MBE is a very distinct programme and you need to demonstrate a good understanding of this to be offered a place. Our current MBE students' blog entries will also give you a useful insight into the programme from the learners perspective.

We will provide you with

A detailed understanding of the philosophies, strategies, processes and techniques that enable change and the management of excellence in a business.

You will develop key management and technology skills, including leadership, customer focused product and process development, asset & resource management, and 6-sigma.

This highly rewarding course will make you extremely sought after in the employment market. It will also develop you very much as an individual and a manager, focusing on your specific learning objectives and developing in you the mind-set of a leader, able to challenge conventional norms of management.

Course Modules
Financial Analysis & Control Systems Process Improvement Using Six Sigma
Organisations, People & Performance Product Excellence Using Six Sigma
Creating Business Excellence Robust Decision Making
Leadership & Excellence Knowledge Based Asset Management

If you can gain exemption from some of the core modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you may choose more electives.

Elective Modules

You can choose up to two elective modules from the list of elective modules. Follow these links for recommended elective modules and their thematic links to the European Excellence Model which provides the framework for the degree.

Learning Style

The aim of the MBE learning environment is to help you to develop critical autonomy and achievement of deep learning.

This course is rich in applied exercises guided by the MBE tutor team, all of whom are acknowledged experts in their fields. This course makes widespread use of e-learning to provide a rich learning environment, respond to all students' needs, stimulate teamwork, and develop a deep understanding of content.

Support is through tutorials and seminars to discuss and explore web-based content, and leads participants to understand contexts and real-world application of theories, principles and techniques alike.


The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. For Management of Business Excellence the research-based project allows further integration of understanding.

After You Graduate

Graduates of this course could expect to find employment as managers and leaders of business development, new product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resource management or customer services.

With further experience, you would expect to attain a key executive role and be responsible for leading strategy and policy.

You will have the skills and knowledge necessary to benchmark organizational performance against world best-in-class and the ability to drive corporate transformation and improvement, leading to international recognition of the enterprise for all aspects of corporate performance including, market share, customer satisfaction, employee development and financial results, to name but a few.

Some recent MBE graduates have gone on to work in roles/companies such as:

Manager of Strategic Planning and Data Analytics (Citibank, USA), Process Engineer (Dorma+Kaba Group, Italy), Account Manager (Google, Thailand), Production Engineer (Siemans Windpower, Denmark), Channel Manager (Guosen Securities, China), Control Officer (United Bank for Africa, Nigeria), Human Resources (BDO Austria GmbH), Senior HR Specialist (Cooler Masters Co., Ltd, Taiwan), Director (Chughtaiz, Pakistan), Service Systems Engineer (Invensys, UK), Operations, Import and Pricing (Cargo Group Services, Greece), Project Engineer (BASF Coatings, Germany)

Contact Us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Rossmary Caballero

"We were constantly encouraged to discuss things openly – to put our view across without any fear or worry that we might say the wrong thing! This was particularly interesting as I was sharing ideas with people from other cultures right across the world, so there were lots of different perspectives."

Rossmary Caballero
MSc Management for Business Excellence

Start Date:
2nd October 2017

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £23,460
EU: £12,800

Online (£50 application fee)

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2017

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