Executive MBA career development

Giving you the tools you need to boost your career.

Our Executive MBAs are a diverse group, from a range of professions and industries. Our students often have different career goals, so we offer a really flexible approach to career development. Whatever you have in mind, we can help you unlock your potential.

Our Leadership Development Programme runs alongside the taught EMBA components. You’ll spend one day every two months exploring a range of themes designed to build up your leadership toolkit, enabling you to make the journey from manager to leader.

Our MBA Careers Team will help you during and after your MBA whether you want to:

  • advance within your current organisation
  • change career completely
  • start your own business

We’ve designed the Executive MBA with input from global employers to make sure you get the knowledge and skills you need to achieve what you want to do.

Your career support

Whether you know what path you want to take or not, we know you want to be a leader. We can help you get there. And we’ll be there for you for three years after you graduate.

Support after you graduate

Your MBA doesn’t end when you graduate. Our MBA Careers Team will be available to you for three years after you finish.

Whether you want introductions to other MBA graduates in our network, a review of your CV or a career planning chat, we’ll be happy to help. We want to be there with you as your career grows.

Personal support tailored to you

Your career goal might be very specific, or you might not be sure what you want to do next. That’s why we offer support that’s made individually for you. Depending on your aspirations, we can offer tailored support that includes:

  • CV reviews for promotion opportunities or applications with new organisations
  • mock interviews to help you practise and improve your technique
  • introductions to the School’s alumni network of over 25,500 people
  • access to the University’s Innovations Service for help developing your business idea
  • chances to discuss your plans – and how to achieve them – with career development professionals

Executive coaching

Work one-to-one with an executive coach throughout your MBA.  You’ll be able to discuss your professional and personal development with an independent and fully-accredited coaching expert.

Over your two years with us you’ll meet regularly with your coach, set goals and reflect on your progress.

These confidential sessions are a great way to focus your personal and professional development. You’ll also get help with any current work challenges you’re facing.


Our MBA graduates work all over the world in every sector you could imagine. They include successful executives and entrepreneurs from a range of backgrounds. And they love helping our students be their best.

As an Executive MBA, you’ll have access to our pool of mentors. You’ll be able to get advice from people with relevant skills and experience who have been through it all before.

A lot of our mentors are Bath MBA alumni. Many of our graduates come back to support and mentor the next generation of MBA students. This helps ensure that specialist skills, knowledge and experiences can be shared and built upon.

Personal and professional development

Develop the skills and confidence you need to achieve your goals with our EMBA Leadership Development Programme.

Our Leadership Development Programme runs alongside the taught EMBA components. You’ll spend one day every two months exploring a range of themes designed to build up your leadership toolkit, enabling you to make the journey from manager to leader.

You will be exposed to different tools, coaching and experiential learning situations designed to engage you in a process of personal growth. The programme covers three themes, allowing you to focus on:

The development of self

Build your confidence, resilience and emotional intelligence.

The development of organisation and others

Develop as a decisive, impactful and creative leader capable of inspiring and influencing others.

The journey of discovery towards authenticity

Use the latest management thinking to encourage deeper reflection and personal insight into who you are and how you communicate this to others.

You’ll hear from leading academics from the School of Management as well as expert guest speakers. The programme includes topics like:

  • the leader as a coach
  • decisive leadership
  • self-authenticity
  • self-awareness
  • self-resilience and well-being
  • self-confidence
  • creative leadership
  • impactful leadership

We’ve designed the programme to offer a holistic approach to leadership development. Assessment will be through a group reflective essay at the end of each module.

portrait of Karl Fearnley
The MBA gave me the opportunity to lift myself up as an individual and look at business with more strategic context and thinking. I was able to see things from a C-Suite level and apply units and modules to board level. That was the step change in my career that I wanted and needed.
Karl Fearnley Systems and Equipment Director, Babcock International Group, 2019 EMBA graduate

Content and structure

Find out more about the Executive MBA’s modules, the consulting project and how we teach the programme.