MBA Educational Leadership and Management

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Focus closely on your current role as a teacher or leader, and boost your educational management skills with our distance learning MBA.

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Entrepreneurship in Education

Traditional teaching and learning needs to be more than repetition. How can entrepreneurship in education change lives?

Embarking on this MBA will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to be an exceptional leader in your field – and it sends a clear signal to your employer that you’re strongly motivated to succeed.

Our flexible, distance learning course lets you study while you work, and tailor your learning around your current role.

Responding to the growing demand for innovative approaches to education, our Educational Leadership and Management MBA will hone and develop your existing skills. It provides a chance to reflect on contemporary education leadership practice and theories, and to push forward in a leadership or management role for the benefit of your pupils and colleagues.

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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Links with industry and professional recognition

With strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally. Our Education courses are practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.


Whether you’re a teacher or lecturer with some management responsibilities, a leader in an educational institution, or an education leader in a different sector, you can enhance your impact and improve your career opportunities with our MBA course.

An MBA in Educational Leadership and Management can help with career progression and open up new opportunities in senior management, strategic leadership, directorships and consultancy.

If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree, this higher-level award will help you develop a deeper knowledge of your subject. Masters study also enhances transferable skills such as independent working, verbal and written communication, critical and creative thinking, presentation skills, team working, research and project management and increased self-confidence.

Our MBA can also be a first step towards working in research or university lecturing or a pathway to a PhD or EdD. If you’re interested in going on to a research programme at ARU, take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get £400 off your fees.

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