To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally possess
- a minimum of three years’ appropriate post graduation work experience
- a good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) awarded by a UK university or comparable overseas institution, or an equivalent professional qualification
Applicants with more than five years of senior level post graduation work experience may be admitted with a 2.2 or third class degree.
Applicants without a degree or equivalent professional qualification
Applicants who do not have a degree or equivalent professional qualification but meet the other eligibility criteria may submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the Executive MBA programme. The applicant should have completed approximately eight years of full-time appropriate work experience.
A portfolio may include, for example, details of significant work projects carried out, information about strategic analyses undertaken (for example, budgets and strategic forecasts), company reports, or other contributions to policy formulation and implementation. The portfolio might also include information about other courses taken, and training and development programmes attended.
The aim is to demonstrate that the applicant’s business knowledge and experience are sufficient to allow them to fulfil the academic requirements of the Hull Executive MBA.
Eligible candidates must also submit
- a University of Hull postgraduate application form, completed and signed
- a current detailed CV
- a 200-word personal statement indicating what you hope to gain from the Executive MBA and the contribution you would make to the programme
- two good certified work references
- proof of qualifications to date
Senior Leader- degree apprenticeship route
Applicants must also submit a written letter of recommendation from their employer who is contractually committed to allowing students 20% of their working week to devote to their studies, as well as providing a mentor and the support of their line manager.
Degree apprenticeship applicants must also hold, or be working towards, level 2 (minimum) qualifications in Maths and English.
Non-native English speakers must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5.
As the final stage of the application process, applicants who have satisfied all other conditions will be interviewed by business school staff, either by telephone or in person. The interview also provides an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about particular aspects of the Executive MBA, and to receive further information about the programme of study.
Scholarships and bursaries
The business school offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to Executive MBA students each year.