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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, 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 you own leadership style and how this affects others around you
  • Grasp the value of networks
  • 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






The Delegates

Who should attend?

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

You may be:

  • Faced with the concern of maintaining or finding new growth options
  • Dealing with the complexities of a fast changing environment
  • Moving from a purely 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

People from all over can come together around similar 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

Over five days you and your fellow delegates will explore five key areas for business success: Leadership, Talent Development, Digital Marketing, Sales, Finance, Strategy, Innovation, Project Management and Operations.

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

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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
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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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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