Event

The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship Workshop

Join us for The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship Workshop to have your say in how we build an MBA degree apprenticeship at Essex Business School.

  • Tue 26 Feb 19

    09:30 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Wivenhoe House Hotel

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    MBA Events

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Nathalie Canfield
    +44 (0) 1206 872131

The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship Workshop aims to support the development of an MBA degree apprenticeship at Essex Business School. We want local levy paying employers to contribute to the design of an innovative programme that will ensure aspiring senior leaders in local organisations can access high quality, targeted training that supports their career progression.

The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship Workshop

What is a degree apprenticeship MBA?

A degree apprenticeship MBA programme is identical in content to a traditional MBA; this is historically the gold-standard in business qualifications, ensuring participants develop a range of interpersonal and functional business skills in everything from strategic management to financial planning to sustainable business development to help them become more effective professionals.

However, participants on a degree apprenticeship MBA can fund their studies through their employer’s apprenticeship levy, meaning there are no upfront costs for the participant. It also ensures that employers have the opportunity to use their apprenticeship levy to support the professional development of their best talent.

Participants on a degree apprenticeship MBA are released by their employer for regular teaching sessions delivered in blocs of a few days, over a period of two years. For the rest of the working week, they are in work as normal. Their MBA studies are embedded in their professional role so they can immediately apply their learning to enhance their performance and output.

Developing The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship

As we continue to design our degree apprenticeship MBA, we want to hear from local levy paying employers about the type of programme that would be most suitable for their employees. With the input of local businesses, we can be confident that the programme we design will support the local economy and ensure that the next generation of business leaders have the skills and experiences to navigate their organisations to a successful future.

The Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship Workshop Agenda
09.30 Registration and Networking
With coffee and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and Introductions
Welcome by Essex Business School Senior Management Team and the Essex Executive Education Team
10.30 Introduction to the Essex MBA Degree Apprenticeship
Professor Nicolas Forsans, MBA Director, will present an overview of programme content
11:00 Round-table Discussion
Live SWOT analysis
11:30 Logistics
Discussion of potential contracts, stakeholders and meetings
11:45 Process
Candidate selection and applicant processes
12:15 Working Lunch and Networking
12:30 Talent Development
How can Essex Business School help participants develop their talent?
13:00 Next Steps
Workshop commits to actions
13:30 Conclusion