Imperial Management Development Programme

Imperial College Business School Executive Education launches the Management Development Programme in collaboration with Emeritus

LONDON, 16 May 2024: Imperial College Business School Executive Education announces the launch of its new six-month Management Development Programme. The comprehensive programme offers a holistic approach to leadership development, equipping participants with the strategic skills and insights needed to become well-rounded, forward-thinking managers. Launched in collaboration with Emeritus, a global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable, enrolment is now open for a June 2024 start.

Less than half of all UK managers strongly agree they have the necessary skills to perform at an exceptional level, according to a recent survey by McKinsey, emphasising the importance of leadership training and development in today’s workplace.

To help tackle the lack of professional development opportunities in industry, the Management Development Programme will cover themes such as people leadership, analytics for managers, marketing management, accounting and finance for managers, strategic management and problem-solving, providing a broad, effective management education.

There will also be a focus on helping managers navigate modern and emerging challenges faced by their sectors.

“The business environment is undergoing a period of profound change, driven by the need for sustainability and social responsibility as well as the opportunities presented by digital technologies and transformation,” says Programme Director Penny Hoffmann-Becking. “These themes align closely with our interdisciplinary research efforts at Imperial College Business School Executive Education and form the foundation of the Management Development Programme.”

“This innovative programme will help participants develop an authentic leadership style and effectively tackle the unique challenges organisations face today. It makes MBA-inspired knowledge easily accessible to accelerate learning and empower them to thrive in managerial roles,” she continues.

World-renowned for their thought leadership and expertise in organisational management, finance, marketing and analytics, the faculty at Imperial College Business School Executive Education will help participants develop a personalised effectiveness tool kit, solve strategic challenges, and achieve positive business outcomes. The in-depth learning journey allows participants to earn a certificate that covers the five key pillars of modern management.

The school’s long-standing dedication to technological innovation – both in industry and in the classroom also provides a significant strength. By partnering this expertise with Emeritus’ own educational skill set, the programme’s participants will be guided through the challenges posted by technological change, building their understanding of its application and potential at a personal and professional level.

“New technologies, shifting market trends and changing consumer preferences require today’s managers to be flexible, innovative and visionary,” said Mike Malefakis, President of University Partnerships at Emeritus. “We are delighted to be collaborating with Imperial College Business School Executive Education to help managers take on modern-day challenges and broaden their skills and expertise across critical business areas.”

The Management Development Programme starts on 20 June 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the programme website.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London has been recognised as one of the world’s top universities in a leading global league table, with academic ties to more than 150 countries. The College’s 20,000 students and 8,000 staff are working to solve the biggest challenges in science, medicine, engineering and business. Reuters named the College as the UK’s most innovative university because of its exceptional entrepreneurial culture and ties to industry.

About Imperial College Business School Executive Education

Executive Education at Imperial College Business School drives global business and social transformation through the fusion of business, technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. Business courses with Imperial Executive Education allow learners to access a transformative community which provides an outstanding participant experience. Imperial Executive Education is a pioneer in innovative learning experiences.

About Emeritus

Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, organisations and governments worldwide. It does this by collaborating with more than 80 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programmes, professional certificates and senior executive programmes help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organisations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology; curriculum innovation and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors and coaches has educated more than 350,000 individuals across more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit


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