A flexible apprenticeship programme to support the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard, designed to develop strategic leaders and potential leaders of the future.
A strategic leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, which may include formal governance or director responsibilities. They are responsible for setting strategy, direction and vision, for providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent.
Our Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship will develop inclusive leaders who are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results, manage complexity and instigate change.
It includes our triple-accredited MBA, which has successfully developed over 25,000 people worldwide.
Successful apprentices may be also eligible for membership or fellowship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), depending on their management experience.
The apprenticeship will be suitable for senior leaders in organisations of all sizes in the private, public or third sector. It’s for anyone who leads, organises and directs organisations, but specific job roles may include: General Manager, Senior Manager, Executive Director, COO, CFO, CEO, CIO and Senior Military Officer. It also provides employers with a useful tool to further develop and retain staff who have completed their graduate programme, providing a leadership pipeline for the future.
The programme concentrates on strategic analysis, interdisciplinary skills, intellectual stimulation and independent judgement and covers core themes such as critical engagement, embedding theory in practice and global impact awareness. It builds these upon a solid foundation of core disciplines, including:
On top of account management support, your organisation will also be allocated with the following resources:
A minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role, so that apprentices have a practical business base from which to build their MBA learning, as well as an honours degree awarded by a recognised UK university.
Various higher education and professional qualifications are considered equivalent to an honours degree, so please contact us if any prospective apprentices hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree. An example of this is The Open University Professional Certificate in Management.
Typically 2 - 2½ years, depending on previous knowledge, skills and experience
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