Professional Development is a for-credit course, an unusual distinction in MBA programmes, and a sign of how seriously we take your skills development. As part of the course, you will study the habits of success taught by business leaders and recognised industry experts who share their experiences in the classroom.
You will also work with leading-edge diagnostic tools and engage in one-to-one feedback sessions as you build your own self-awareness and confidence.
The Professional Development programme includes opportunities to further hone your skills in:
- Presentation skills and public speaking
- Skills of debate and persuasion
- Effective influence in the boardroom
- Working with impact in high-performing teams
- Project management
- Negotiation skills
- Consulting skills
- Stakeholder communications
- Crisis communications (including TV interview and press conference context)
We have an excellent track record in supporting our students to progress in their business career in a wide range of organisations, from startup ventures to multinational corporations.
The success of our MBA programme is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates.View career outcomes of past MBAs
Our professional development services
Skills and career sessions
We administer leading edge psychometric diagnostic texts (for example Belbin, OPQ) to help understand your strengths and areas needing improvement. We provide workshops and arrange for specialist advisors to present sector-specific career talks. We also annually host Victor Loewenstein (former headhunter with Egon Zehnder) to explain how the executive search sector can work for your benefit.
The School has embraced a coaching culture that underpins all of our professional development activities. Our coaching programme is designed to offer you a tailored, personalised experience responsive to your individual needs.
Coaching helps to improve communication skills and teamwork, enhances personal leadership qualities, and can help to build your resilience to succeed in turbulent times. Personal development coaching is focused on building self-awareness, taking ownership for goals, and achieving your personal potential.
Professional Development programme
Our Executive Development Team explain how our Professional Development programme will prepare you for a senior leadership role within your chosen career.