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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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Please note: The programme date commencing 5th July 2021 will be split over two weeks, with three days running 5th – 7th July, and two days running 12th – 13th July.
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
An Introduction to Leadership and Development
Delivering Customer Value - The Operations Perspective
Developing Marketing Strategy
The format of the agenda is subject to change.
Alison Kennedy, BA(Hons), ACMA, Dip IoD - IoD Programme Director, Salford Professional Development Ltd:
Alison is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds a first-class honours degree in Economics and the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction. Her business career includes roles and assignments within organisations as diverse as UKAEA, Sun Systems, BAE Systems, Bausch and Lomb and Cumbria Connections. These roles include acting as Programme Director for the Institute of Directors Company Direction Programme in the North West and lecturing roles at the University of Salford.
Andrew is focused on strategy and leadership with an emphasis on accelerating change. He was educated at Oxford and London universities.
He has more than 20 years of experience as an Independent Director and Consultant, working as a coach and facilitator with boards and senior leadership teams.
He previously held roles such as HR Director at General Accident (FTSE-100 Insurer), Consulting Manager at Mercuri Urval (Manchester Office of European Consultancy) & Associate, and Henley Management College. In addition to being a Chartered Director, he has the IPM Professional Management Qualification and Certifications from the British Psychological Society.
Claire-Marie Boggiano- MEng BSc, CEng– Change Leader Claire-Marie is an energetic and innovative business change & leadership development professional. She is experienced in rapidly establishing high-performance teams. Working with leaders to crystallise, scope and execute emerging business strategies. Claire-Marie is a creative and motivating facilitator, comfortable working in dynamically changing environments. She uses strong team building, coaching & mentoring skills to achieve results. Examples of Clair-Marie’s Client work: NHS South Tees Hospital Trust Strategic Dialogues; Executive Education at Alliance Manchester Business School; Bunzl Leadership Team Strategy Development, UU Electricity Connection Process Improvement Programme Claire-Marie believes businesses succeed by working with the imagination and talents of their people.
Dr Ali Hayder, Digital Marketing Expert
Dr Ali Hayder has a PhD in Digital Marketing and entrepreneurship and has experience working in academic, government and private sectors. He has conducted various workshops on Digital Marketing for small and medium businesses in the UK and abroad. The focus of these training programs is to explore how SMEs can use emerging technologies (machine learning, internet of things and data analytics) to develop effective marketing strategies. He is teaching business-related and more specifically digital entrepreneurship-related courses in several of the universities in the UK. He has also worked in HM Revenue and Customs and Food Standard Agency where he was part of the projects linked to modernising tax revenue collection and developing policies by using evidence-based research via data analytics. Previously, he worked for a B2B IT company as a Digital Marketing executive where he was responsible for developing and implementing their digital marketing strategy via SEO optimisation and social media marketing. Currently, he is running a consultancy helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to remain competitive in the market by harnessing the power of digital media.
John combines part-time Non-executive director positions with supervisory and guest lecturing activities with the University of Leeds Business School. John’s full-time career with IBM - which concluded mid-2017 – was a mixture of leveraging digital technologies into government and public sector organisations around the world with the commercial exploitation of emerging technologies for business benefit, across all industries and geographies. Before IBM, John enjoyed a number of business leadership roles in professional information technology services in the UK and Germany. John’s current interests include the application of blockchain technologies for business benefit, strategic agility, digital transformation and the cultural enablers of organisational transformation. John is passionate about the appropriate application of technology to drive long term competitive advantage in the context of a long-term strategic plan.
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The Mini MBA is designed to equip you with many of the key insights, comprehensive management practices, benchmarks and business strategy tools taught in leading post graduate courses - rapidly preparing you to handle new scenarios as a manager while strengthening professional performance, confidence and decision-making abilities.
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