Masters in Leadership

Designed to accelerate the progression of senior leaders.

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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 and aims at accelerating the progression of senior leaders. Building on 35 years’ experience of running one of the world's leading MBA programs, this degree prepares participants for strategic management and leadership roles. 

The course is delivered through a flexible blend of virtual classes and face-to-face workshops at our historic Ashridge Estate campus. The program is delivered in two years, with options for a fast-track route within 20 months, depending on employer and employee preference and commitment. The two-year program is divided into six 2.5-day intensive workshops at Ashridge followed by 12 weeks of virtual study.

  • Year 1: Strategy and finance, leading and developing people
  • Year 2: Innovation and leading change, developing collaborative relationships, enterprise, and risk 

Ashridge will also provide the option of customized modules for those clients, who wish to develop the management and leadership skills of entire cohorts of employees. This ensures that program content is relevant to the context of your industry and the culture of your organization, with the possibility of in-house teaching at your organization.

Admissions and fees

Participants will gain an MSc in Leadership degree from a triple-accredited business school as well as Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow professional recognition.

Next start date: Spring 2018

Length: 2 years

Fee: to be confirmed

Funding support: Yes, this program is offered exclusively as a level 7 Degree Apprenticeship and matches the necessary government standards and requirements, allowing levy paying companies in England to offset their levy payments when engaging employees in this development program. Under the Degree Apprenticeship scheme, non-levy paying companies are also able to draw at least 90% of the funding towards this program from the government.

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Faculty profiles

More than just academics, our internationally-sourced 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.

Amy Armstrong
Amy Armstrong

Amy Armstrong       
PhD, Aston Business School, Aston University


Mike Cooray
MSc, University of Hertfordshire

James Moncrieff v2
James Moncrieff v2

James Moncrieff     
MBA, Open University

Participant feedback

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.

Adrian Davies

Community Leader, Barclays UK 

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