If you are looking for a flexible program that has an immediate impact, the Ashridge Masters in Leadership and Management is unequaled.
Programs at Ashridge are designed to be practical, highly relevant and above all focused on real issues you may be facing in your organization. Drawing on our faculty’s extensive experience in designing degree programs, executive education, and coaching, we deliver programs that combine academic credentials with real-world experience.
The Executive Masters in Leadership and Management is ideal for working professionals who are looking to stretch themselves, to learn, and improve in leadership and management practices using a fresh, flexible, self-directed learning approach. Delivered online, and complemented with optional* face-to-face Masterclasses held at Ashridge, this degree focuses on immediate practical application and will enable you to demonstrate insight and knowledge to your employer while you are studying, enabling you to make a real impact from day one.
The program team has designed a user-friendly online environment which provides you with 24/7 access to a powerful range of teaching materials for the program, as well as learning resources, help and advice, signposts and an array of social networking tools to help successfully guide you through the program.
The program is divided into three modules, which are taken at the Certificate and then, in more depth, at the Diploma stage: People, Processes, and Performance. When you join the program determines which module you will start with, as we run them on a rolling, 'sequence neutral' basis. Each module is offered once per year (both at Certificate and at Diploma level) and is followed by a one month break to allow you time to refuel, while offering you maximum flexibility to fit this qualification around work and personal commitments.
People: This module allows you to understand behavioral preferences and work styles, further exploring their impact on performance. You will learn how to deliver more individual and team effectiveness, explore the effect of change in the workplace and identify successful change management strategies. Topics include:
Processes: Here you will learn about marketing, operations management and the innovative use of technology in business strategy. Our integrative approach is relevant to global markets, consumer, business, service and industrial sectors, as well as not-for-profit and public sectors. The module explores key business processes and practices that will cut across traditional departmental boundaries and help to develop a ‘customer-oriented’ perspective. Topics include:
Performance: This module will develop your confidence and competence when working with financial and strategic information to measure business performance and support decision-making. You will also develop an understanding of the principles of strategic thinking to enhance your contribution to your organization. Topics include:
Strategic Work-Based Project**:
The Work-based Project (WBP) is a significant piece of academic work, addressing an issue of strategic importance and/ or operational significance within the employing organization. This could be an area of interest or a business need or both. It gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of business functions and apply these in a practical setting. It also enables you to practice research skills and to bring about real benefits to the organization that you choose to focus on.
Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)
By design, the Executive Masters in Leadership and Management is the ideal program to be delivered as a degree apprenticeship in England, which allows it to be fully employer/government funded. If you are living and working in England and would like to know more about the various funding routes to this degree, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on email@example.com
*Masterclasses are optional for international students and mandatory (minimum attendance of 2 out of 3 Masterclasses per year) for all participants who are funded through the UK Degree Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
**All participants who are funded through the UK Degree Apprenticeship Levy scheme will also be undergoing a final assessment through an independent End Point Assessor.
Download the full program brochure for a more detailed overview of the program
Next start date: There are three intakes per year. The next cohort starts on 1st October 2018. Applications close on 31st August 2018. Please click here to start your online application or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any questions or queries.
Length: This program was designed to be completed within 24 to 30 months. You determine the pace of your study and it is recommended that you spend about 10-15 hours a week working on different aspects of the degree program: studying, researching, reflecting, and writing.
Fee: The program fee is £18,000 per participant and payments can be split into three stages*.
*Participants who are eligible for the UK Apprenticeship Scheme may receive full funding through their employer and the government. For more information about the UK Apprenticeship Levy and how you can use it to fund your degree, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on email@example.com
Further entry requirements for Degree Apprentices:
How to apply:
It's easy to apply online for this qualification. Please click here to start your online application or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any questions or queries. You will need to set up a username and password the first time you access the application portal. You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date. Once we have received your completed application form and references, we aim to update you within ten working days with a decision.
We understand that balancing work and daily life with studying can be challenging. Therefore, our Masters in Management is designed to be highly flexible to help busy professionals. Our practitioner faculty brings a wealth of experience from both industry and academia, as well as a desire to develop in-depth understanding of the challenges you and your organization is facing. They bring real-world wisdom to help individuals step up a gear, make changes and achieve results.
I know that I am already able to provide a much more informed and critical view on our approach to strategy development, something which I hope I will be able to build on in the future.
Consumer and Trade Marketing Director, Japan Tobacco International