Master's degree // Study in English

Executive MBA

It has become increasingly important that leaders can navigate in the international business world, which is constantly changing. It is important to be ahead of the many changes and to really understand them.

The Executive MBA focuses on strategy, leadership, HRM and finance, and it qualifies you for a top-level management position at an international level, so you can lead your company and your employees confidently and professionally. 


  • Study start: 04. September 2020 Application deadline: August 24, 2020
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor degree in business or economics.
  • Duration: 2 years part-time, 180 CATS
  • Tuition: DKK 149,000

The programme has a high focus on the international aspect, and it will boost your career as well as prepare you for the future business world. It is offered by Coventry University Business School in cooperation with IBA International Business Academy in Kolding. It is a 2-year master’s degree, consisting of compulsory subjects and a final dissertation.

You get the valuable opportunity to network and share experiences and ideas with other management students, both at IBA and Coventry University.

Although challenging, the course fits into your family life and career, because it is a blend of face-to-face teaching and e-learning. The programme is completed over 2 years, in 6 trimesters of 10-12 weeks each. It consists of 9 modules and a final dissertation.

What you learn

You learn about strategy, leadership, human resource management and economics, because they are the key components of a successful business. You get up-to-date knowledge within the most central areas, enabling you to make the right decisions in a world that is constantly changing.

You get tools, theories and methods to develop yourself and your company in the right direction, both now and in the future.

Career opportunities

As an Executive MBA graduate, you can typically enter senior management roles in the international business world. 

Structure of the programme

Trimester 1:
Principles of Marketing - 15 CATS
Strategic Management - 15 CATS

Trimester 2:
Human Resource Management - 15 CATS
Financial Analysis & Decision Making - 15 CATS

Trimester 3:
Research Methods - 10 CATS
Innovation Management - 15 CATS

Trimester 4:
Economic Environment of Business - 15 CATS
Principles of Strategic Leadership - 15 CATS

Trimester 5:
Management Consulting - 15 CATS

Trimester 6:
Dissertation - 50 CATS

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Download curriculum (PDF)

Admission requirements

To get enrolled in the Executive MBA programme, you are required to have a bachelor degree in business or economics.

Additionally, you must have 2-3 years management-level work experience, and an English level corresponding to the IELTS academic score of 6.5+ or equivalent.

You can apply for this programme for autumn intake only. For all applicants, the application deadline is August 31.

How to apply

If you want more information about the education or if you want to apply, please fill in the form. Programme Manager Lars Jespersen will contact you as soon as possible.

Application fee

As from the summer intake 2017, all non-EU citizens without a Danish permanent residence permit must pay an application fee of 750 DKK. IBA must receive the application fee before the application deadline, otherwise your application will not be evaluated. The application fee will not be deducted in any form, it is not a guarantee for admission and it is not refundable if the student is not admitted. 

The application fee must be paid online HERE.

Please send the payment receipt along with your signature page/application to

Tuition fee

The total tuition fee for the Executive MBA is DKK 149,000. It is divided as follows:

Registration fee and 1st semester: DKK 41,000
2nd semester: DKK 27,000
3rd semester: DKK 27,000
4th semester: DKK 27,000
5th semester: DKK 27,000


  • Albert Garland Elam
    Albert Garland Elam
    Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor
  • Keld Hvam
    Keld Hvam
    Director of E-Learning and E-Didactics
  • Lars Jespersen
    Lars Jespersen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Lars Brian Bach
    Lars Brian Bach
    Senior Lecturer
  • Peter Waring Lei
    Peter Waring Lei
    Programme Manager