ELITE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
COURSE CODE MS105
This Masters Degree is unique, and the first of its kind the world. You have multiple pathways from which to choose. You can opt to take three or six modules and gain an exit qualification or proceed to a full masters degee.
What are the winning mindsets and practices of top-performing CEOs?
How do their how turn their unrelenting self-belief into hard-and-fast business impact?
The course is delivered online with
weekly live webinars. All you need for coursework and textbooks are provided
for you in digital format.
available modules which last about 8-10 weeks. At the end of each module, you will be
required to submit an essay or a group assignment which will be graded. There
are no written examinations as part of these degrees.
carries the standard European ECTS credits, allowing you to continue studies in any
European university and beyond. Each month you will have the opportunity
to meet prominent sports personalities.
At the end of the
seven–month degree, you
will be hosted in Manchester for a two–day Bootcamp, where
the theory you have learned will be brought to life through real–world examples.
There are optional pathways you can take. Please see the diagram below. r
Module 1 – STRATEGIC MANGEMENT
The module is a learning-by-doing course. Through the combination of case discussions and simulation, this course introduces you to the tools and vocabulary prerequisite to critical and practical strategic elite analysis, elite thinking, and communication in a global context.
A strategy is the central, integrated, externally oriented concept of how a firm will achieve its objectives. Strategy deals with the challenges managers face in seeking to meet their organisation’s mission in the face of changing, uncertain and ambiguous environmental and competitive conditions while aligning and deploying the internal assets, capabilities and people to optimal effect. A significant focus of our analysis will be on how strategy plays out in a sporting context, and specifically how firms create and capture value from insights of the elite performers.
Module 2 – MANAGEMENT SKILLS
This module will introduce students to scientific research on group and team behaviour in organisational settings. The focus is on the interpersonal processes and structural characteristics that influence the effectiveness of teams and their development over time. The format of the course is a sequence of team and group exercises and case analyses which are framed by a series of readings, lectures, and in-depth class discussions
Module 3 – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Today’s dynamic financial industry requires professionals to continuously upskill and reskill to keep up with the latest tools, trends, and terminology. Your success as an elite performer will bring with it rewards, financial as well as other rewards. This module does not get into the minutiae of accounting methods but acts as a higher-level overview of the high level executive skills you need to manage an elite organisation.
Module 4 – INNOVATION FOR SUCCESS
Business is changing faster than ever as more and more creative innovations enter the market and make profound changes. Creative destruction is now coming from Big Tech companies, and there are more Unicorn start-ups (1 billion Dollars +) arriving than ever before. The older established S&P 500 companies are decreasing ever more quickly and are being replaced by Big Tech arrivals. The message for established businesses is clear – catch up quickly or be pushed aside.
Module 5 – IMPACTFUL MANAGEMENT
This module focuses on the behaviours within organisations, and the impact individuals, teams, and structure have on an organisation’s effectiveness.
We will review core concepts and theories from the fields of management, organisational behaviour, and work psychology that provide a lens and frameworks for analysing issues relevant to individual, leadership and team behaviours in organisational contexts. We will consider, discuss and critique these concepts, theories and frameworks to fully explore their potential contributions in helping us understand organisational, team and leadership behaviours.
Module 6 – BRAND MANAGEMENT (Marketing Yourself as an Elite Performer)
Marketing and networking are key elements to success as an elite performer. Knowing what to say about yourself, and knowing what others are saying about your, are equally essential. This module takes a practical approach to self marketing and social media. You will cover the essentials you need to know and what to build on in the future.
Jürgen Klinsmann MBA
Karen Carney MBE MBA
David Horrocks BSc MPhil PhD
Prof Tony Birch MA MSc MEd MPhil DBA
Heather Kenny BSc MBS
Prof Ruth Forrest BSc MSc PhD
Padriag Sheeran MBChB MSc FCAI FRCSEd MFSEM(UK) FJFICMI DTM&H DA(UK) DipMSK FFSEM(Ir)