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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 to open up new career opportunities 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?

Our MBA Educational Leadership and Management will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an exceptional leader in your field – and send 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.

As well as honing and developing your existing skills, you'll reflect on contemporary education leadership practice and theories, allowing you to push forward in a leadership or management role and instigate beneficial changes for your pupils and colleagues.

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Facilities and accreditation

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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.
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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 your career progression and will 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 to develop a deeper knowledge of your subject. Masters study will also enhance your transferable skills such as independent and team working, verbal and written communication, critical and creative thinking, presentation skills, research and project management, and increased self-confidence.

This course can also be your first step towards working in research or university lecturing. When you graduate, you might choose to progress to doctoral studies, such as our School of Education PhD. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get £400 off your fees.

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Distance learning

Over the past ten years, more than 10,000 students in 96 countries have studied online with ARU.

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Benefits of postgraduate study

Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

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