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This highly practical Masters level program in leadership excellence focuses on the development of the strategic leadership skills of those responsible for the overall performance and long-term sustainability of their organizations.
Building on 35 years’ experience of running one of the world's leading MBA programs, this degree prepares experienced managers and functional specialists for and accelerates their progression into strategic leadership roles.
The program aims to:
The program starts with a half day introduction at Ashridge. After that, it is delivered through a flexible blend of virtual classes and face-to-face workshops (residentials) at our historic Ashridge Estate campus. The two-year course is divided into the following six modules, which are sequence neutral, allowing participants to join at various entry points throughout the year.
Each module consists of a 2.5-day intensive face to face workshop (residential) followed by 12 weeks of virtual study.
The individual modules are delivered through a highly interactive set of activities including:
Strategic Work-based Project:
Students will undertake a strategic business challenge and use academically rigorous research methodologies to deliver actionable recommendations to their organization. The aim is to further develop knowledge, synthesis, analysis and overall critical understanding of a range of strategic business disciplines, by allowing students to apply their learning in an ever-changing real-world environment.
The work-based project phase comprises three stages:
End Point Assessment:
The three-stage approach to the work-based project has been designed in line with the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA), for which, students are expected to submit their 5,000-word WBP, and prepare a presentation to the EPA panel.
Thanks to our long-standing and award-winning experience of customizing programmes for our global network of clients, we are delighted to offer the option of closed cohorts for those clients, who wish to develop the management and leadership skills of entire groups of employees (minimum of 50 people).
This ensures that the content is complementary to existing development programmes, relevant to the context of your industry, and reflective of the culture and values of your organization. Closed cohorts also allow for more flexibility with regards to delivery dates and the possibility of in-house teaching at a venue of your choice.
Upon completion, participants will gain an internationally recognised (UK & US) Executive MBA from one of the leading triple-accredited business schools in the world.
Next intake: January 2019, April 2019, August 2019, November 2019.
The program modules are sequence-neutral, which allows participants to join at various entry points.
Fee: The program fee is £27,000, including the End-Point-Assessment.
Length: 2 years, alongside full-time employment
More than just academics, our international faculty are practitioners who teach from real-world experience. Our professors have been everything from entrepreneurs to CFOs, consultants, directors, and vice presidents at leading global companies.
They bring a wealth of experience from both industry and academia, as well as a desire to develop in-depth understanding of the challenges your organisation faces. They bring real-world wisdom to help individuals step up a gear, make changes and achieve results personally and within their organization.
I commenced employment straight from school and have built a very rewarding career. However, I lack any formal postgraduate qualification and feel this could be the differentiator if my career were to take a different avenue moving forward.
Community Leader, Barclays UK