Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Manchester Met to launch MBA Degree Apprenticeship

The new programme, designed to develop senior managers and strategic thinkers, is set to launch at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2018

Posted by Julian Owen | November 15, 2017 | Technology

Manchester Metropolitan University will commence a MBA Degree Apprenticeship programme next year. “For the first time,” says the institution, “employers of all sizes will be able to use apprenticeship funding to contribute towards the cost of developing their senior colleagues with a Master’s programme.”

Large employers will be able to make use of Apprenticeship Levy payments and smaller employers will be eligible for government support to cover at least 90% of the cost of the programme.

Manchester Metropolitan University is part of an elite group of AACSB-accredited global business schools that also hold the coveted AMBA accreditation for their MBA programmes.

The University is a member of the 30-strong employer-led Trailblazer group that worked with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to develop the Senior Leader standard upon which the new programme is based.

The MBA Degree Apprenticeship is tipped to start in Spring 2018, as soon as the national standard receives final approval from the Institute of Apprenticeships.

It will build on the success of Manchester Met's undergraduate Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, launched in September 2016, which is developing more than apprentices from 40 different employers, including United Utilities, MBNA, Pets at Home, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut Restaurants and Virgin Trains. 

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Julia Clarke said: “We are delighted to be able to combine two areas of great strength at the University - degree apprenticeships and executive education - to establish our new master's programme. This will embed strategic business capabilities within our partner employers and help them to develop and retain talented leaders.” 

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

Are flexi degrees the future?

Cracking the code for mainframe programming

Re-thinking apprenticeships

MMU invests in women in sport

Henley Business School recognised by the AACSB

Cutting costs and creating comfort at MMU

University opts for automatic partitioning wall

Degree apprenticeships, why HE needs to adapt quickly

Manchester Metropolitan University hosts Print Tech Day

Danny Boyle teams up with MMU Screen School

Market place - view all


BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells a...

Document Solutions

With our experience we help organisations to optimise their entire ...

Panopto AT

Panopto is a software company that provides lecture recording, scr...


NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet...


We offer a great student experience - plus a great investment oppor...

S&C Slatter

S&C Slatter have over 20 years experience as specialists in constru...