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MBA Essentials - Advanced Leadership

Start date
Date to be confirmed
Duration
Four days
Time commitment
100 hours total commitment
Mode
In person
Cost
£2,537 - Scholarships available
Subject
Leadership
Level
Postgraduate Microcredential
Credit
10 credits
Assessment
Individual assignment

Flexible and practical, the MBA Essentials – Advanced Leadership is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to boost their career prospects. The module is delivered in an intensive four-day block spread over one long weekend. The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.

In a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity, how you act, behave and communicate defines your success as a leader. Effective leadership requires a wide, interconnected view of your business and the environment in which it operates, as well as clear vision and comprehensive strategies to achieve the organisational goals.

This module covers the main theories of leadership and the debates around leadership styles’ effectiveness, applied in the context of organisations. Discussions will centre around leadership strategies for driving organisational change, as well as learners’ reflections on their strategic challenges and potential ways to overcome them, in the context of theory and current practices.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand the mechanisms which underpin outstanding leader-follower relationships.
  • Understand the nature, operational detail and impact of best practices.
  • understand the impact of leadership purpose and personal values on leadership practice and team-organisational-community outcomes.
  • Critically appraise the key principles of sustainable leadership and enterprise during constant change.

Why study at University of Birmingham?

  • The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere
  • Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
  • Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
  • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
  • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

  • Learn with expert instructors: Complete courses led by experts with a dedicated group of professionals.
  • Earn a professional credential: Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
  • Advance further in your career: Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

How to apply?

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. 

Find out more

Register your interest for this short course to request more information about the course and for scholarship information.

 

 

 

In order to be accepted onto the MBA Essentials – Advanced Leadership , you must possess:

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

International Students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band).

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 67 with no less than 64 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

 If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

Please note we will also consider candidates without a first degree or professional qualification but with at least ten years’ work experience including significant managerial responsibility.

To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Friday 16 December 2022 for Overseas/International students and Friday 6 January 2023 for Home/UK based-students (23h59 - UK time). Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed. 

What will you receive?

Our MBA Essentials – Advanced Leadership will allow you to focus on specific areas in order for you to develop your career in the way that you want to. Each course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation which will meet the needs of a wide range of learners and organisations.

  • 10 UK Credits at Postgraduate level from University of Birmingham
  • A Postgraduate Microcredential certificate from University of Birmingham

Certification of UoB academic credit for PG microcredential courses is through production of an official University of Birmingham Microcredential certificate and transcript managed by UoB Student Records.

The skills you will gain

Understand the mechanisms which underpin outstanding leader-follower relationships.

Understand the nature, operational detail and impact of best-practices.

Understand the impact of leadership purpose and personal values on leadership practice and team-organisational-community outcomes.

Critically appraise the key principles of sustainable leadership and enterprise during constant change.

Meet your instructors

James Blackmore-Wright

James Blackmore-Wright, Department of Management and Assistant Professor of Strategy and Leadership Programme Director

As Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business, James is passionate about helping students and businesses achieve their goals through new ways of thinking.

James possesses extensive experience of working across a number of diverse industries, from industrial engineering and software organisations to the automotive and financial sectors. He blends insights from the latest studies from across the Management Sciences with an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges that are faced by organisations operating in complex environments.

His academic / practitioner background enables him to take an objective, structured and creative approach to problem solving and decision-making.

James believes that developing a culture of business excellence and high-performance teams should not be approached in isolation – every part of a business that contributes to its performance needs close attention, evaluation and continuous improvement.

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