Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)
Exeter MBA

Duration Typically 24 months to include End Point Assessment.
Discipline Business and Management
Programme delivery Blended learning


The University of Exeter is launching the Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship, underpinned by the Exeter MBA and dual accredited with the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to approvals).

A Senior Leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, which can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results. The Exeter MBA Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship will commence delivery in September 2018.

Why Exeter?

The University of Exeter Business School is one of the UK’s leading institutions, ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Business, Accounting and Finance in The Complete University Guide 2018. Our mission is to deliver outstanding and innovative business education and research that address the major challenges confronting businesses and society. Our ambition is to become a leading business school – not just in the UK, but in Europe and across the wider world.

The University of Exeter Business School MBA programme was ranked number one in Corporate Knight’s 2017 Better World MBA Rankings.

Who is it for?

Directors and senior managers in the private, public or third sectors. Specific job roles may include: COO, CFO, CEO, CIO, Executive Director, senior armed forces or police officers, senior civil servants.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Topics covered:

  • Leadership
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Economics
  • Strategy
  • Change
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Business Models
  • Technology & Analytics
  • Decision Science

Entry requirements 2018

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships in discussion with the University. This may involve previous management experience, having undertaken an apprenticeship or qualifications.

English and Maths will be required at a minimum of Level 2 prior to the End Point Assessment.

Learning and teaching

The University of Exeter Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

  • A prestigious MBA from a Russell Group university.
  • Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) from the start of the course and the CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership on successful completion.
  • Flexible delivery – minimum time away from the workplace.
  • Online delivery using the latest technology to allow individual and group working in any location.
  • Programme specifically designed by an experienced academic team.


  • Exeter MBA
  • Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship at Level 7
  • CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership

Contact us

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