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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

MBA Exeter MBA

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMBA Exeter MBA Programme codePTB1SBESBE23
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

Business is increasingly challenged by global economic, societal, environmental and technological disruptions which affect its role in our societies and results in the need to develop leaders able to navigate this complex landscape.  The Exeter MBA equips you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking tools to ask questions, challenge assumptions and develop regenerative business models that address those global challenges.

The Exeter MBA has 3 main aims:

“Change yourself”

The programme is designed for mid-level professionals and aspiring leaders who wish to transform themselves and their careers. The focus is on increased self-awareness through an active reflection process in order to identify personal aspirations, strengths and a sense of purpose. This full-time programme offers the opportunity to upgrade your knowledge, acquire new skills and develop a responsible, entrepreneurial and analytical mindset.  Participants will start by articulating their personal values and career objectives, and work with a series of mentors, faculty and peers to identify and benefit from new insights and emerging opportunities. A stimulating range of personal and professional skills are introduced throughout the programme.

“Ignite change in business”

By gaining a thorough understanding of the ways in which global environmental, societal, economic, and technological challenges will impact on business and the workplace, participants will be able to identify new ways of succeeding in an interconnected world. Progress towards responsible leadership and sustainable management will be achieved through exploring product, process and business model innovation that leverage opportunities brought about by emerging economic models, such as the “sharing economy”, the “circular economy” and the “on demand” economy.

“Make a Positive Impact”

By helping participants identify new avenues for profitable and ethical growth they will become a more effective manager able to innovate and adapt in responsible and sustainable ways. We offer rigorous management education throughout the programme and work with diverse and numerous corporate partners to ensure its relevance in solving some of the most pressing problems of our time.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To equip participants with the knowledge, understanding, skills and ethical values required to manage and lead change in an economically viable and responsible manner.
2. To provide participants with an education in both theory and practice across a wide range of management disciplines.
3. To create a stimulating learning environment that will progress participants’ academic and personal development and foster a desire for continued lifelong learning.
4. To provide frameworks and tools to enable participants to relate their business experience to contemporary management ideas and practice and to manage more confidently in a complex and fast-changing environment.
5. To embed sustainability throughout the curriculum and enable students to understand the importance and value of responsible stewardship of financial, social and natural capital.
6. To develop the skills and mindset required to be a responsible and effective leader in business: planet-minded, reflective, analytical, collaborative, creative, worldly, action-oriented and ethical.
7. To enable participants to engage in a range of practical challenges and experiential learning to develop their capability for applied research, consultancy interventions, leading self, leading others and leading change.
8. To provide a strategic perspective to sustainability to encourage students to foster innovation, value creation and collaborative advantage when managing businesses.
9. To encourage participants to take a global perspective to business. Cohort diversity, cases, field trips, assignments and challenges, guest speakers and projects will provide opportunities for students to interact with peers, businesses and situations across the world to extend their horizon and also their ability to empathise with different cultures.

The MBA is a leadership programme designed to build upon the managerial experience of our student cohort. The main emphasis is on developing the ability to lead (self, others and change) through strategic management, with a strong ethical and practical orientation to the curriculum. The Exeter MBA goes further and emphasises the necessity for innovative, responsible to the economic, environmental, social and technological changes facing business.

4. Programme Structure

The programmes consist of 180 credits, divided into modules weighted at either 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 credits. The Exeter MBA has a fixed core programme, taught in the Autumn and Spring Terms.  In the Summer term students complete 30 credits of elective modules and a undertake a major individual consultancy project or dissertation.

The core programme comprises 5 themes which cover a range of topics as shown below:

Understanding our World

MBA graduates need a set of professional skills to make them effective in understanding the situation in which they work.  This segment helps you to build these.  You will study the basics of data analysis, accounting, finance and economics, all fields that we believe are fundamental to MBA education and the rigorous operation of successful and responsible business.  This is assessed with a combination of exams and written assignments.

Topics covered:  Accounting and Finance, Economics for a Sustainable World, Data and Analytics.

Designing a Better Future for All

We recognise the importance of tackling global challenges in all our futures, this is a core value and goal of the Exeter MBA.  In this segment you will study the systemic nature of complex global challenges in order to understand the context within which strategic decisions sit. Working with academic staff from our Centre for Circular Economy, and partners such as design agency IDEO, you will explore the value of design thinking and its approach to solving problems in a creative and regenerative manner.  It is assessed with written essay assignments and a group design thinking exercise working with, and on behalf of, an external organisation.

Topics covered:  Tackling Global Challenges, The Circular Economy Design Challenge.

Leading with Purpose 

Delivered by academic staff from The Exeter Centre for Leadership, this segment teaches you how effective leaders behave.  You will be encouraged to understand your own leadership behaviour, to study the management of change, and learn skills in negotiation.  This is assessed through a reflective portfolio and written essay assignments.

Topics covered:  Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Responsible Governance: Ethics, Risk and Reputation.

Achieving Enduring Success

This segment teaches you about the practical marketing, operational management and strategic decision making tools that effective managers use to track performance and drive success, however this is defined.  These strategic approaches underlie successful leadership in large and small organisations and are fundamental to a rigorous MBA education. 

It is assessed with a case study exercise, marketing simulation and written essay assignments.

Topics covered:  Real-world Marketing, Operations Management, Business Strategy.

Creating the New

Themes of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are central to the Exeter MBA and are developed in this segment of the programme.  Academic staff from our Centre for Entrepreneurship and Digital Economy (INDEX) will introduce you to current thinking and creative approaches to identifying and realising new ideas.  It is assessed with written assignments and a research project on behalf of an external organisation.

Topics covered: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Digital Technology.

The full-time MBA is a one year programme.  The programme consists of 5 thematic units which include 13 taught modules (10 credits each), a range of electives (5 or 10 credits each) plus a project (20 credits)  giving a total of 180 credits.

The programme has a number of stages:


You will take part in a MBA induction focused on preparing you for the year.  You will be introduced to academic requirements of the programme, take part in online workshops designed to equip you with study skills, build relationships with your colleagues, and begin the process of acclimatizing for the critical thinking and collaboration requirements of your MBA studies.

The academic year:   

In Term 1 you will acquire a thorough grounding in essential business functions through a number of  modules, in Term 2 you continue to acquire new knowledge and are expected to increase your focus on personal development. As we move into Term 3 you will bring together knowledge with personal development in order to add value and create impact in applied consulting projects.                       

Each module is typically taught weekly within one term, with some block taught over 4 or 5 days.  One of these modules –  Leading with Purpose, which covers leadership and corporate governance, sits alongside the entire programme and extends across three academic terms. The programme has been developed to allow a mix of asynchronous and synchronous activities to enable faculty support, academic mentorship and self-directed learning.

Programme enhancement:

In addition to the core and elective modules, further activities are arranged each year to integrate collaborative projects, networking, action learning, corporate engagement and personal development.  Further details are provided in this document following the module descriptors:

  1. Career Transformations: The MBA benefits from a dedicated employability and career consultant who works alongside you to develop and put in to action a personal development plan. Running throughout the programme (and afterwards as an alumnus) we focus on helping you to get the most from the MBA. In addition to workshops, coaching sessions, small group action learning and mentoring, you are supported in answering questions that lead to personal growth.
  2. MBA Leading Edge Speaker Series: A wide range of open talks are organised each year, bringing authors, leaders, entrepreneurs, campaigners and other thought leaders to share their insights with the MBA students and their guests.
  3. Local Community Impact Challenge: A series of not for profit partners from across Devon engage with the MBA cohort each year to ask for their help in solving problems. Whilst giving the organisations much needed support it also offers the opportunity to work in multi-national teams on a meaningful social or environmental project of your choice.
  4. Design Sprint: IDEO will be running a workshop on their Circular Economy Design Toolkit for MBA students. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the world leaders in design thinking and will form one of the cornerstones for the Design Challenge.
  5. Circular Economy Primer is a six week online course providing a foundational understanding of the principles of a Circular Economy and multiple examples of the theory being applied in practise. A certificate of completion will be awarded when you have met the course criteria.
  6. MBA Alumni Conference: The programme organises a virtual conference each year for MBA alumni and current students and features a Keynote speaker, alumni guest speakers and panel discussion.
  7. Alumni and Recruiters Events: We often hold London based receptions for the organisations and alumni who have supported the MBA programme with an opportunity for participants to showcase the value of their Exeter MBA programme whilst networking with potential employers.
  8. Consultancy Skills Workshops: Compulsory workshops are organised to help you to prepare for your MBA consulting project.  These workshops include the negotiation and formulation of your consultancy brief, managing your client’s expectations, making critical literature reviews, research methodology and design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation.
  9. Leadership Insights: Each year we enjoy alternate learning spaces, where we can engage with a series of guests who share their stories around our chosen leadership theme.

10.Professional, individual coaching: Each student is offered up to three private coaching sessions with professionally qualified coaches over the year.

11.Global Sustainability Challenge: Working with MBA students from other universities (South Africa, Belgium) on a client-sponsored sustainability challenge

12.IMEA Accreditation: Students will be accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and can receive certification and achieve assessor status.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

The following table portrays the programme and the credit structure within each thematic module.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MBAM914 MBA Project 20 credits20Yes
MBAM960 Achieving Enduring Success 30 credits30Yes
MBAM961 Designing a Better Future for All 20 credits20Yes
MBAM962B Creating the New 20 credits20Yes
MBAM963 Leading with Purpose 30 credits30Yes
MBAM964 Understanding Our World 30 credits30Yes
MBAM900C Career Transformation 0 credits0No

Optional Modules


Exeter MBA Project

The culmination of your programme is your MBA Project which provides an opportunity to develop and apply innovative business thinking to solve the real-life challenge faced by one of our corporate partner organisations, and develop new regenerative business models in a fast emerging world.

Your MBA project may focus on an issue of relevance to the programme. The Exeter MBA is all about enabling you to develop into senior management roles by helping you contribute innovation and ignite, lead and manage change in a wide range of organisations, such as multi-national organisations, SMEsNGOs, international organisations and social enterprises 

MBA Elective options

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MBAM844 Business of Climate Change 5 Credits5No
MBAM845 Leading Performance 10 Credits10No
MBAM846 Leading Wellbeing in Organizations 5 Credits5No
MBAM847 Leadership Skills Expedition 5 Credits5No
MBAM848 The Politics of Sustainability 5 Credits5No
MBAM849 Being An Entrepreneur: New Venture Creation 10 Credits10No
MBAM850 Sustainable Finance 10 Credits10No
MBAM851 MBA Sustainable Business International 10 Credits10No
MBAM852 Behavioural Economics for Leaders 10 Credits10No
MBAM853 Strategic Sales Management 5 Credits5No
MBAM854 Applied skills: Becoming an effective Negotiator/influencer 5 Credits5No
MBAM855 Media in the Age of AI 10 Credits10No
MBAM856 Strategic Brand Management 10 Credits10No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Critically appraise how organisations work and are governed and how they can successfully manage customers, finance, human resources, operations, CIT and innovation to achieve stakeholder objectives
2. Critically assess the impact of changes in markets, regulation, society, technology and ecology on the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.
3. Apply the accounting and financial principles and techniques necessary to monitor and control costs and assess the performance and viability (on ESG criteria) of businesses, investments and projects for shareholders and other stakeholders.
4. Critically evaluate the functions, processes, systems, technology and challenges involved in managing resources, operations, information, networks and supply chains efficiently and with minimum environmental impact.
5. Demonstrate critical awareness of the alternative options for the strategic development of new and established organisations and the implications and ways of managing change.
6. Articulate the global sustainability challenges and the impact that environmental degradation, resource security, pollution, climate change but also poverty and inequalities, and the “digital revolution” could have for business and society.
7. Critically assess how businesses can contribute to a more sustainable future through business models innovation Demonstrate a global and planet-minded outlook, including sensitivity to different world views and stakeholder perspectives, the challenges faced by less developed economies and communities and the interdependency of social, economic, ecological, technological and governance systems.
8. Demonstrate a global and planet-minded outlook, including sensitivity to different world views and stakeholder perspectives, the challenges faced by less developed economies and communities and the interdependency of social, economic, ecological, technological and governance systems.
9. Critically evaluate theories of leadership and the traits, mindsets and authenticity required for effective leadership in a complex and uncertain environment.
10. Recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
11. Demonstrate the ability to think holistically and across functional boundaries, and view organisational problems and issues from an (eco) system and strategic (and, where appropriate, global) perspective.
12. Explain the significance of innovation and how it links to the wider strategic issues within the firm, and demonstrate creative and innovative thinking by applying innovation tools and frameworks to improve the well-being of customers and employees and sustainability of business strategies.

1)     MBAM964 As part of Understanding Our World, the Accounting & Finance module will ask participants to critically analyse financial models in a real-world context

3)   MBAM964 As part of Understanding Our

World, participants on the Accounting and Finance module will learn how to plan, control, report upon and analyse organisational activity from both financial and non-financial perspectives.


MBAM962B As part of Creating the New, participants on the Digital Business in the Digital Era module will evaluate the significance of innovation and how it links to wider strategic and operational issues within organisations

MBAM963 As part of Leading with Purpose, participants on the Corporate Governance module will understand how and why organisations function as they do.

MBAM961 As part of Designing a Better Future for All, student groups participating on the Circular Economy Design Challenge will review all aspects of a company and how it manages a particular issue

2)  MBAM960 As part of Achieving Enduring Success, participants on the Marketing module will assess the drivers and processes involved in understanding customer behaviour and how the impact of changes influence marketing strategy development   

MBAM960 As part of Achieving Enduring 

Success, participants on the Operations module will be required to critically evaluate the role of operations within different business models

MBAM960 As part of Achieving Enduring Success, participants on the Strategy module will develop a critical understanding of the impact of changes in the ecology on the strategy through model theories and concepts

3)   MBAM960 As part of Achieving Enduring Success, the Operations module will focusing on how to achieve the efficient and effective management of resources and operations.

MBAM960 As part of Achieving Enduring Success, the Strategy integrates international issues through case analysis and your experience. In the past, the module used cases that span global issues and challenges.



MBAM961 As part of Designing a Better World, the Tackling Global Challenges module will inform participants of our global challenges and the risks they pose to business and provide an overview of new business thinking and frameworks

MBAM962B As part of Creating the New, participants on the Digital Business in the Digital Era participants will meet with a number of organisations where changes in markets have impacted their company

MBAM963 As part of Leading with Purpose, participants on the Corporate Governance module will be introduced to how managers manage changes in regulations and behaviour within their organisation


MBAM961 As part of Designing a Better Future  student groups on the Circular Economy Design Challenge will review all aspects of a company and how it manages a particular issue & achieves stakeholder value

MBAM962B As part of Creating the New, participants on the Digital Business in the Digital Era participants will carry out an innovation project which explores how well organisations manage innovation  

MBAM963 As part of Leading with Purpose the Corporate Governance module will introduce students to how managers manage change and changes in regulations and behaviour within their organisation

1) MBAM964 – MCQ test and exam (ILO 4)

     MBAM960 – Individual assignment (ILOs 1-3)

        MBAM962B – Innovation fitness report & technology report (ILO 4)   

       MBAM963 – Individual Assignment (ILO 2)

       MBAM961 – Group report (ILOs 2, 3, 6)


  2)   MBAM960– Group report (ILOs 5,8)     

      MBAM961 - Individual Assignment (ILOs 1, 2, 6)

      MBAM962B - Innovation fitness report (ILO 1)

      MBAM963 – Individual Assignment (ILOs 1, 5)


      MBAM960 Individual assignment (ILO 7) 

  3)   MBAM964 –  MCQ test and exam (ILOs 3, 4, 5); 

        MBAM961 – Group report (ILOs 3,4, 5)


   4)   MBAM960 Individual assignment (ILOs 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)


      Individual  Assignment (ILOs 1, 3, 7, 9 )

     MBAM962B Innovation fitness report & technology report

       (ILOs 1-2)    

     MBAM963 individual essay (ILOs 2, 5, 7, 8)


   5) MBAM962B Group presentations & individual essay (ILOs 2, 3, 7, 9)

       MBAM963 Individual Assignment (ILOs 1-2)    

     MBAM961  Individual

       Assignment (ILOs -3,7)


  6)   MBAM962B Innovation fitness report & technology report

       (ILOs 1-6)    

        MBAM961 - Individual Assignment (ILOs 1-4)

     MBAM961 group report & presentation (ILOs 3, 7, 8, 9)

   7)  MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILO 5)

        MBAM962B Individual Assignment (ILOs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)


   8)   MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILOs 5,7)

      MBAM961 individual assignment (ILOs 1, 2, 5)

         MBAM963 individual assignment (ILOs 1, 2, 7) 

  9)   MBAM963 Individual Assignment (ILOs 1, 6, 7)


  10)  MBAM961 - Individual Assignment (ILOs 1, 5, 6)

         MBAM963 – Individual assignment (ILOs 1, 2, 5, 8) 

  11)  MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILO 7)

        MBAM961 - group report & presentation (ILOs 8, 9, 10, 11)


12)   MBAM962B Innovation fitness report & technology report

       (ILOs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)   

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

13. Critically evaluate and reflect on management theory, processes and behaviour through experience and engagement with academic literature.
14. Apply critical thinking to practical business and management issues in relation to the global challenges faced by business leaders, in particular in the area of sustainability, using appropriate theory, frameworks, techniques and information resources, while questioning data, assumptions and the validity of supporting research.
15. Apply appropriate tools and techniques (including software) to analyse and interpret quantitative data and financial statements and to draw conclusions from structured and unstructured problems.
16. Demonstrate the ability to design, plan and implement consultancy projects using relevant tools and appropriate and ethical methodologies to analyse complex situations and generate viable and appropriate solutions and recommendations (often in the absence of complete data).
17. Articulate the benefits of building effective collaborative relationships and how synergistic outcomes and shared value can be achieved in a personal or work context.

13) MBAM914 In MBA Project, participants will    complete a consultancy project, reflect on management theory and complete a literature review

MBAM963 Leadership with Purpose will teach participants to undertake critical reflection, self-awareness, inner communication through management theory literature.

  14)       MBAM962B in Creating the New Innovation, participants will apply critical thinking to a number of business issues for the company innovation report.

           MBAM914 In MBA Project, participants will apply critical thinking to business and management issues in relation to their consultancy project.


  15)      MBAM964 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics in Understanding our World participants will use a variety of data analytic tools such as IBM Watson online; MS Excel and SPSS

         MBAM914 In MBA Project, participants will undertake both qualitative and quantitative analysis for their project report.


  16)      MBAM962B in Creating The New, participants will complete a company innovation project

          MBAM914 MBA Project, participants develop their planning and analytical skills to complete their consultancy project


  17)    MBAM914 MBA Project, participants will work closely with client organisations and build effective and collaborative relationships whilst completing their consultancy project

        MBAM963 Leading with Purpose module  will  encourage participants to build collaborative relationships with their fellow participants, develop networking skills both locally and globally

13)  MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILOs 2, 5)   

       MBAM963 – Individual assignment (ILOs 1,6, 7)

14)   MBAM962B – Innovation fitness report & technology report (ILOs 2, 3, 4)

MBAM914 consultancy project (ILO 5)

15)   MBAM964 –  individual assignment (ILO 7

          MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILOs 2,7)

16)    MBAM962B – Innovation fitness report & technology report (ILOs 3, 4, 8)

           MBAM914 Consultancy proposal and report (ILOs 1 & 7)     

17)   MBAM914 Consultancy Report (ILOs 4, 6)

          MBAM963 –Individual assignment (ILO 12, 13)

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

18. CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR: Able to adapt and adjust both written and verbal communication styles, to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
19. INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVER: Able to confidently explore challenges from different perspectives, to creatively offer practical and timely solutions.
20. PROACTIVE COLLABORATOR: Able to actively build strong working relationships with others to have positive outcomes.
21. DIGITALLY FLUENT: Able to embrace a variety of digital technologies to critically source, process and communicate information.
22. RESILIENT SELF-ADVOCATE: Able to develop self-awareness through a commitment to learning from experiences and taking responsibility for personal growth.
23. CRITICAL THINKER: Able to proactively analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to draw independent and well-founded conclusions.
24. GLOBALLY ENGAGED: Able to recognise diverse individual and cultural perspectives, in order to communicate on interconnected world issues and sustainable decisions

18.  Confident Communicator, Principally addressed through:

 MBAM964 Understanding our World

Supported by:

MBAM963 Leading with Purpose

MBAM914 Consultancy Project



19    Innovative Problem-solver, Principally addressed through:

MBAM962B Creating the New

Supported by:

MBAM964 Understanding Our World

MBAM960 Achieving Enduring Success




20.  Proactive Collaborator, Principally addressed through:

MBAM961 Designing a Better Future

Supported by:

MBAM914 Consultancy Project

MBAM960 Achieving Enduring Success


21.  Digitally Fluent, Principally addressed through

MBAM962B Creating the New


22.   Resilient Self-advocate, Principally addressed through:

  MBAM914 Consultancy Project

Supported by:

MBAM962B Entrepreneurship


23.   Critical Thinker, Principally addressed through

  MBAM914 Consultancy Project

Supported by:

MBAM960 Achieving Enduring Success

MBAM961 Designing a Better Future



24.   Globally Engaged, Principally addressed through:

  MBAM964 Understanding Our World

Supported by:

MBAM960 Achieving Enduring Success

   The MBA Graduate Skills are assessed across the programme through a diverse, module-appropriate suite of tools including (but not limited to) Coursework essays, Coursework reports (group and individual), Presentations (group and individual), MCQ tests, formative reports (group and individual), formative in-class exercises and discussions, reflective essays and journals, project proposal, Consultancy project and report (with client organisation feedback)

7. Programme Regulations

An MBA with Distinction is awarded if a student gains a final credit-weighted mean greater than or equal to 69.50%, or a final weighted mark greater than or equal to 68.00% and modules to the value of at least

50% with a module mark greater than or equal to 69.50%. An MBA with Merit is awarded if a student gains a final weighted mark greater than or equal to 59.50%, or a final weighted mark greater than or equal to 58.00% and modules to the value of at least 50% with a module mark greater than or equal to 59.50%. If a student fails to achieve the necessary credits for an MBA, a Postgraduate Diploma can be awarded if at least 120 credits are gained, or a Postgraduate Certificate can be awarded if at least 60 credits are gained. No elements of the PG Certificate or PG Diploma are non-condonable. Further details of postgraduate assessment regulations:


Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by


18. Final Award

MBA Exeter MBA

19. UCAS Code


20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits


ECTS credits


22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision