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New Executive MBA Apprenticeship Enrolling for November 2020

Mon, 24 August, 2020

The TWI-based National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) and De Montfort University (DMU) are accepting applicants for a new Executive MBA Apprenticeship, which is due to get underway in November 2020.

The apprenticeship is a unique qualification designed to equip executives with a versatile set of skills that will allow them to manage the many complex cultural, social, technical and organisational issues that occur in modern business markets and environments.  

This flexible, part-time Masters degree is designed to be taken while continuing full-time employment, using a blended work-based programme comprising six modules covering leadership, financial decision-making, strategy, social entrepreneurship and innovation in new settings, business and sustainability, and the future of work and organisations. The MBA programme is taught over 24 months with a combination of online and face-to-face seminars, interactive classroom activities, simulations, field trips and real-world projects. In person learning is supplemented by distance learning and self-directed studies.  

The course material is designed to be applicable to businesses of any size, whether in the public, private or third sectors, with the theory and practical elements contributing to your career development.

Those individuals who successfully complete this new Executive MBA Apprenticeship will obtain:

  • An Executive MBA awarded by De Montfort University
  • A Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management
  • A Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Director of NSIRC and Director of TWI’s Innovation Network, Tat-Hean Gan said, “This new MBA from NSIRC and De Montfort has been established to enable modern executives working in engineering to address and respond to the changing demands and interactive situations arising in today’s business world.” 

He continued, “The way in which the course is being delivered means that participants are able to study for a Masters degree whilst simultaneously continuing their current role, meaning that both parties benefit from continuity in the workplace together with significant development of the employee’s skills and knowledge-base, as applied to a real-world industry setting.”

Course Eligibility and Applications

To be eligible for the course, you should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience as well as an Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. Your employer should also support your participation in the apprenticeship programme.

Applications for the Executive MBA Apprenticeship should be submitted no later than 30 September 2020.  Further information about the course can be found on the NSIRC website.


NSIRC is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility, originally founded by sponsors BP and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which unites industry and academia to deliver the skilled experts of tomorrow.

About De Montfort University (DMU)

DMU is listed as one of the Top 50 universities in the world for sustainability by the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for 2019, and is ranked Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

To find out more about the Executive MBA Apprenticeship, please email

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