Management Development Programme

Key information

Duration: 25 weeks (online, part-time)
Programme dates:

19 September -
Study online, Six weeks
Fees: £3,500

Programme overview

The Management Development Programme is expertly designed to integrate management practices with modern-day management challenges, enabling participants to broaden their understanding and confidence across crucial business areas. The programme emphasises the practical application of learnings and updated industry trends to professional situations for immediate organisation-level impact and personal career transformation.

This six month online programme draws on expertise from Imperial College Business School faculty, industry experts and case studies. You will explore twenty five modules, spanning five key pillars: people leadership, data analytics for managers, marking for managers, accounting and finance for managers, and strategic management and problem-solving.

You will experience live online teaching sessions, video lectures, interactive activities and assignments whilst receiving personal support from a dedicated Learning Team.

You will finish the programme prepared to implement your learnings, and with a verified Digital Certificate from Imperial College Business School Executive Education. 

Who should attend?

Whether you are seeking an efficient means to advance your career, or want to expand your business acumen, this programme will enable you to rapidly build managerial skills, enhance your work effectiveness, and aid your career transition. The programme is particularly relevant for the following roles:

  • Aspiring managers and aspiring leaders, looking to pursue further education and take the next step in their careers with a toolkit of proven managerial tactics 
  • Newly appointed managers who want to find their managerial voice and style, and make decisions that are best for their organisations
  • Seasoned professionals looking to sharpen their managerial skills and keep up with the latest trends 

Learning objectives

  • Take high-impact decisions with a holistic view of finance, accounting and marketing
  • Create your personalised management tool kit to enhance your effectiveness as a manager
  • Implement management strategies for leading diverse teams
  • Drive positive business outcomes through diversity and adaptive leadership
  • Make informed and effective business decisions and judgements
  • Evaluate and harness new technologies, innovations and tools
  • Leverage sustainability as a source of value in your organisation and how you can impact the triple bottom line

Learning Journey

Part One: People Leadership

  • Assessing Your Strength as a Manager and Leader
  • Leading with Authenticity and Mindfulness
  • Motivating Mechanisms
  • Conflict Resolution and Team Cultures

Part Two: Analytics for Business Managers

  • A Crash Course in Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics 
  • Analytics Using Machine Learning
  • Optimisation

Part Three: Marketing Management

  • Marketing Trends and Transformation
  • Consumer and Market Insights
  • Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Marketing Measurement

Part Four: Accounting and Finance for Managers

  • Introduction to Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Securities and Valuation
  • Capital Structure and Financing

Part Five: Strategic Management and Problem Solving

  • Thinking Strategically
  • The External View- Strategic Position
  • The Organisation View- Leveraging Resources and Capabilities
  • Strategic Change and Transformation
  • Strategic Problem Solving

Capstone Project

Programme Faculty

Penny Hoffmann Becking

Penny Hoffmann-Becking

Programme Director, Senior Teaching Fellow 

Penny Hoffmann-Becking teaches strategy, business problem-solving, organisational behaviour, and leadership on a number of MBA and undergraduate programmes at Imperial College Business School. Prior to teaching, Penny had a 25-year career in business and management consulting and delivered major change projects for BP, Shell, Diageo, Ruhrgas, Vattenfall, Vodafone, O2, The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Santander, Gilead, SAS Institute, and Liverpool Football Club. 

Sankalp Chaturvedi

Sankalp Chaturvedi

Professor (Organisational Behaviour and Leadership); Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); Co-director of the Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation, Imperial College Business School

Sankalp Chaturvedi's research focuses on leadership, mindfulness, and collaboration mechanisms in teams. His articles have been published in many academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes. 

Calvin Tsay

Calvin Tsay

Lecturer in Computational Optimisation Group, Department of Computing, Imperial College London

 Calvin Tsay's research interests are in the areas of optimisation algorithms, process dynamics/ control, optimisation for machine learning, and process systems engineering. Calvin's research has been published in various esteemed journals. 

Daniel Rowles

Daniel Rowles

CEO, Target Internet; Programme Director and Lecturer, Imperial College Business School

Daniel Rowles has nearly 23 years of experience in digital marketing and digital transformation. As CEO of Target Internet, he is responsible for ensuring that the digital marketing e-learning platform is an industry leader.

Jolande Bot-Vos

Jolande Bot-Vos

Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College Business School

Jolande Bot-Vos teaches financial and management accounting in several master's, executive, and undergraduate programmes. Prior to teaching, she was a management consultant at Arthur D. Little for over a decade, where she led and participated in strategy development, overhead restructuring programmes, investment assessments, and new product development and pricing schemes.

Claudia Custodio Imperial College Business School

Cláudia Custódio

Associate Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School

Cláudia Custódio's focus is corporate finance. She is a research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Financial Markets Group (FMG).

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Key information

Duration: 25 weeks (online, part-time)
Programme dates:

19 September -
Study online, Six weeks
Fees: £3,500