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Alliance Manchester Business School partners with BAE Systems

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • School

Alliance MBS has partnered with, technology-led aerospace, defence and security solutions specialist, BAE Systems, to deliver a new project leadership programme.

LCP3 – Leading Complex Projects, Programmes and Portfolios – launched in January 2016 in Manchester, with 30 BAE systems’ senior global leaders attending the first cohort.

Designed in collaboration with Alliance Manchester Business School, with support from the Kelley School of Business in the US and Curtin University in Australia, LCP3 provides participants with insight into the latest academic research into complex project leadership and equips them with the skills to apply this learning to real life business issues. This research has been blended with Alliance MBS’ extensive experience in project and programme management executive education and BAE practitioner expertise to develop an exciting and challenging programme that will enable a step change in BAE Systems project leadership.

Peter Fielder, Managing Director, Performance Excellence, BAE Systems officially launched the programme; together with Professor Fiona Devine, Head of Alliance MBS; and Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems (pictured).

He says: “There are few more challenging or rewarding roles in this company than managing one of the many diverse and complex projects we execute around the world. Across the enterprise, it is a role we perform well, but it is one that requires continuous improvement as we adapt to the evolving business environment. We are, therefore, continuing to invest in improving our project management capabilities to ensure long term business success.”

Professor Fiona Devine, Head of School at Alliance MBS added: “Alliance MBS’ strong international reputation and presence makes our partnership with BAE Systems a fitting one.

“The programme has been developed specifically to advance world class project leadership with a combination of online study, residential masterclasses, action learning and reflective practice – designed to prepare BAE Systems project leaders for the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex and changing business world.”

Alliance MBS collaborates with organisations to build bespoke programmes tackling individual business needs. In the past ten years, more than 20,000 executives, and their employers, have reaped the rewards of the School’s rigorous and challenging executive education programmes.

In the last 12 months, Alliance MBS has delivered over sixty programmes to nearly 2000 delegates, from 32 organisations that include BP, Manchester Airports Group and the NHS and now BAE Systems.