Open for business: New programmes from Alliance Manchester Business School


Alliance Manchester Business School has developed a range of open programmes, exclusively focused on executive education. The first programme to launch is the Manchester Leadership Development Programme.

The courses support management and leadership development and build upon the School’s reputation and 50 years’ experience in delivering customised programmes to delegates.

The announcement follows research of 180 participants, conducted by Alliance Manchester Business School, which found that 90 per cent of respondents felt that leadership and strategy is an essential part of any development programme. The thought-provoking, practical leadership programmes have been tailored to meet the needs of professionals who are looking to enhance their leadership skills, both from a business and individual perspective.

Dr Mark Batey, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and Programme Director of the Manchester Leadership Development Programme at Alliance Manchester Business School commented: “There are three key areas that anyone within an organisation needs to have a handle on. Leadership and working with teams, strategy – what we’re doing – and commercial skills, around project management, negotiation, legals and financials, provide the bedrock for all those great learning experiences.”

The new suite of open programmes offer flexibility for participants and the ability to allow them to collaborate alongside the impact of a tailored training course.

Alliance Manchester Business School has a rich history of designing and delivering successful customised programmes for clients including BP, Al-Futtaim, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the NHS, among many others which has led them to extend their offering.

Dr Batey added: “People from all over the world can come together around similar themes and benefit from the opportunity to network and share best practice while they learn. There is a fabulous, thriving melting pot of ideas and inspiration.”

The Manchester Leadership Development Programme launched on 7 December 2015 and the Manchester Management Development Programme will launched at the end of April 2016. The shorter advanced series of programmes on leadership, strategy and commercial acumen are set to start in 2016.

For more information:
Please contact Dr Jill Ingham on 0161 275 6588 or email



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