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This 5-day Mini MBA in Business Leadership programme is a taster of a Masters in Business Management – Delivered by the University of Salford’s Business School tutors.
Designed for senior executives and managers aspiring for senior roles from all functions across industry.
This programme is ideal for executives seeking to improve their knowledge across a wide spread of advanced business skills. It offers delegates a challenging and rewarding experience that will equip them with the advanced skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen profession. Helping you take your career to the next level and giving you maximum impact on your career with minimum time away from the workplace. We also run this course in London
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About the Salford Business School Mini MBA in Business Leadership
The Mini MBA programme has been developed by Salford Business School (SBS) to meet the demands of today’s current and aspiring global business leaders. It will give professionals a strong understanding of the core business principles and the skills required to be successful in business and beyond.
Blending academic principles and practical insights to provide a deep insight into the professional environment and specifically to engender the key skills that employers look for in their senior management.
How will I benefit?
Executives and Managers of all levels often use this programme as a springboard since it focuses on the key four pillars of today's business; strategy, marketing, finance and human resources. It has been designed to foster a broad range of business skills that are in high demand across all areas of industry. Delegates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to operate effectively in today’s rapidly changing global business environment.
This course will leave delegates with the confidence to implement key business skills, helping them to excel in their professional life and adding significant value to their current employers/businesses.
Why choose the Mini MBA?The SBS Mini MBA programme is highly participative, focusing on real business and industry issues. The programme is designed to give you a critical understanding of the key competency areas required for success within business – enabling you to make more informed and commercially viable strategic decisions. Through business simulation techniques you’ll maximise competency development and ensure any ideas on strategic implementation can be tested and appraised.
Course themes and topics
The course has two main themes – ‘Managing the competitive environment’ and ‘Managing organisational resource’:
Managing the Competitive Environment: This module aims to develop knowledge of the major areas of business external to organisations and to develop an understanding of how such aspects can influence senior management strategic decision making. As such, the relationships and interdependencies of strategic management, marketing and economics, and how these are key to managing a successful organisation are considered and analysed.
Managing the Organisational Resource: This module aims to develop knowledge of the major areas of business which underpin the internal configuration and management of organisations. As such, the relationships and interdependencies between the key areas of Human Resource Management, Organisation Theory, Finance and Operations Management are analysed in order to develop a holistic understanding of general management within the contemporary organisation.
Mini MBA FAQ
Do I have the right profile?Participants typically have at least four or more years of work experience and tend to be mid to upper level managers (with or without direct reports), coming from every discipline, size and type of organisation, including private companies, not-for-profits and government services. Note that participants will be joined in groups with peers with different expertise to maximise learning exchanges.
Do I need qualifications to enrol?Mini MBA is open to all levels of experience and will include participants with a diverse range of professional backgrounds including engineering, project management, human resources, operations, sales and many more. A Bachelor or Masters degree is not a prerequisite for enrolment, and some find this programme an excellent refresher course for a degree past 7 years.
What is the homework load?As the programme is run over an intensive 5 days, whilst home work may be required during the period it is taking place, there will be no subsequent requirements that will eat into your valuable time.
How challenging is Mini MBA?
The emphasis is on helping you reach your peak of excellence and accelerating your career goals, which is why even Masters graduates take the programme to refresh their knowledge base and specialised managers take it to broaden their expertise. Executives use the programme to develop strategic management skills and network with exceptional peers from a variety of industries.
How soon should I enrol?Programmes often fill up one or more months in advance so we strongly advise you to register early. Payment must also be completed before you attend, with joining instructions sent about 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Only then is your position secured on the programme.
Is there an exam at the end or is it graded?
There are no exams and the programme is completed with the presentation of a certificate of attendance. Note that our programmes are management development courses and not an accredited course. It is an important distinction since we do not issue credits for attendance. This course will however count towards CPD points.
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The Mini MBA in Business Leadership is a comprehensive programme of academic and practical professional development, at the end of which you’ll be armed with the knowledge and skills to succeed
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Kevin Kane - Programme Leader, MSc Project Management:
Kevin joined the University of Salford in 2003 after working for 14 years in the University of Central Lancashire. Overall I have spent 25 years teaching project and risk management in higher education. He teaches on a variety of business and management courses with a focus on risk and project management. His research interests are focused on risk and project management and the management of social and community enterprises. Kevin also has a Phd in risk management in micro-businesses and an MSc in Organisation Development.
Alison Kennedy, BA(Hons), ACMA, Dip IoD - IoD Programme Director, Salford Professional Development Ltd:
Alison is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a first class honours degree in Economics. Her business career includes roles and assignments within organisations as diverse as UKAEA, Sun Systems, BAE Systems, Bausch and Lomb and Cumbria Connections. Alison also acts as Programme Director for the Institute of Directors Company Direction Programme at the University of Salford and holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction
Anne McCarthy - HR Director – Change Leaders – Non-Executive Director
Anne Is a successful leader of change and is a passionate believer in setting people up to succeed.
In her Royal Mail Career Anne has worked with the CEO and her team to deliver transformational change. This included:
Anne brings good energy to her work. She is renowned for understanding the business proposition first and applying HR practice to it. She stays up to date with current thinking and her trade mark it is to translate even the most complex change into simple communication which people can relate to.
A non-exec director, interim HR Director and Prince’s Trust mentor, Anne is now sharing her expertise across a broad range of business and not for profit organisations.
Dr Tahir Rashid - Academic Unit Head (Interim) for Marketing & Strategy Academic Unit, Salford Business School:
Tahir is an internationally renowned academic with over sixteen year’s higher education experience of teaching and research in UK, Austria, Germany and Lithuania. He is the Director of PG International Marketing and Services Management Programmes at Salford Business School and the Secretary General of CIRCLE International (The Centre for International Research in Consumer Location and their Environment).
Tahir has published in esteemed peer reviewed international journals, contributed book chapters, presented at academic conferences and is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed text book on Events Management. In 2012 he was invited by the Lithuanian Government as an associated professor to deliver guest lecturers to Kaunas University on consumer behaviour and customer relationship marketing.
As an experienced entrepreneur and management consultant -with a background in management, marketing and corporate strategy- Tahir has led government and European funded projects to assist SMEs and multinational organisations to enhance their management and IT capabilities. He is often sought out by news media for his views on consumer issues and has been a guest on BBC News 24.
Professor Kurt Allman - Director of Keele Business School
Kurt has been working with businesses, large and small, for two decades. Strategy, business models and organisational change for innovation are areas of his research – working on projects funded by the EU, World Bank, BIS and NESTA. He is currently Director of Keele Business School and the University’s Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership – established 2 years ago to support productivity and innovation in the Staffordshire region. Kurt has worked previously for the Universities of Salford and Manchester where he led small business support programmes for technology based start-ups.
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