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The Manchester Management Development Programme

Supporting today's talented and ambitious managers make the transition to become tomorrow's inspiring business leaders.

The Benefits

It is designed to strengthen the way you, as a manager get the best out of your business. Giving you the capability to master the challenges and opportunities facing your business now and in the future.

From crafting strategy, getting products to market, building and converting leads, embedding continuous change and managing talent, to simply becoming a better and more agile leader, this programme will provide you with the tools, action plan and confidence to take on a wide range of business issues.

You will:

  • Recognise how to position the business for continued growth
  • Grow your confidence in attracting and dealing with customers
  • Appreciate your own leadership style and how this affects others around you
  • Leave with a bespoke action plan designed to continue the growth of your business
  • Get time away to concentrate on what you and the business need
  • Develop broader business skills and a framework to solve your own business challenges

Management toolkit

I was able to leave the programme with a toolkit I could use straight away.

— Jonathan Lloyd, Marketing Manager, JW Lees

Personality profile

What I got was a sense of when I’m performing at my best and being able to be at my best, all of the time.

— Helen Mitchell, Sheffield Health and Social Care, NHS Foundation Trust


The Delegates

The role of a manager is crucial and complex. No matter which industry or sector you are from the programme will provide you with the opportunities to grow yourself and the business.

You may be:

  • Concerned about maintaining or finding new growth options
  • Dealing with the complexities of a fast changing environment
  • Moving from an operational role to one that requires strategic thinking
  • Broadening your role within the organisation
  • Looking to build your confidence and understanding of wider management and leadership issues
  • Taking on a people management role
  • Moving to a different part of an organisation
  • Looking to deepen your understanding of business processes

Professionals from a range of sectors and backgrounds work together around common themes and benefit from the opportunity to network, generate ideas, share best practice and be inspired. If you have any concerns as to whether this programme is right for you and your organisation we are on hand to answer any questions.

Kieran Maccourt
Business Development Manager Open Programmes
+44 (0) 161 275 0127





The Programme

From crafting strategy, getting products to market, building and converting leads, embedding continuous change and managing talent, to simply becoming a better and more agile leader, this programme will provide you with the tools, action plan and confidence to take on a wide range of business issues.


  • Concentrated learning over five days
  • Delivered at our purpose built Executive Education centre
  • Personal action plan to take away
  • Ideal for new managers, those facing transition or wanting to refresh their skills

Pre Programme

  • Access to online learning portal and course materials
  • Leadership DNA assessment tool Hogan

Day 1: Leadership in practice
Start the week as you mean to go on. Through a Hogan psychometric assessment know where you are performing at your absolute best and how you solve key managerial problems to steer a successful organisation in to the future.

Day 2: Leading teams and talent development
Identify with the people around you. Realise how you can build and lead effective and high performing teams. Create opportunities to develop others and retain the best talent to strengthen your organisations productivity.

Day 3: Finance
Take the fright out of financial. Understand the progressive commercial context from financial strategies right through to clear reporting and how this can change over time. By the end of the session you will understand how to develop your own performance dashboard.

Day 4: Strategy and innovation
Think strategically for your business. Get a clear focus on the strategic context facing modern organisations; recognise the drivers of innovation and how to mitigate risks whilst seeking new opportunities.

Day 5: Project management
Define, design and implement projects. Get to grips with relevant project management concepts, processes, tools and techniques to use within your organisation. Understand team dynamics and their impact on projects.


Post Programme

  • Certificate of Programme attendance
  • Continued access to digital learning resources
  • Enrolled in Executive Education Network


The programme strives for impact in your organisation. Over the programme you will develop your critical thinking to be able to apply this throughout your career.

— Dane Anderton, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director




The Team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to keeping you focused on your business challenge they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Our Team - Marie-claude Witcombe
Marie-Claude Witcombe
Programme Manager

Dane Anderton
Dr Dane Anderton 
Programme Director and Senior Lecturer

Kieran Maccourt
Kieran Maccourt
Business Development Manager Open Programmes


Key features

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Fantastic networking

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Action plan

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Business boot camp

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Shaun Galvin testimonial

"It allowed me to have a bit of reflection and from the business point of view allowed me to get started straight away."

Shaun Galvin – Head of Team Energy, Certas Energy

Manchester Management Development Programme


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