Cranfield management school offers leadership courses that aid management development and executive learning

Prepare for leadership with our advanced development programme

Next course starts February 2016

“The best learning and development experience in my professional career.”

Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Director, Sodexo Property Solutions


Prepare for Director level leadership 

Senior managers who want to realise their business leadership potential will develop the skills and strategies to do so on the Cranfield Advanced Development Programme

Through the course, aspiring leaders broaden their business horizons, develop their organisational leadership skills and are supported to take on the challenge of leadership. 

Get leadership insights

Our leadership courses have a lasting impact on companies all over the world.
Executive learning on our management course has helped managers from various companies develop leadership skills

“Participants discover their leadership strengths, develop their potential to lead and build the confidence to succeed in strategic positions.” 

Dr. Martin Clarke, Programme Co-Director 


There are 5 modules over 15 months:

  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Beyond Management to Leadership
  • Beyond the Immediate Horizon
  • Progress Review – 3-month
  • Continuing Development Review – 12-month



You will leave the course with: 

  • An understanding of the many factors now shaping business
  • The ability to think strategically about your industry sector and business
  • A clear vision of how to inspire and engage those you lead
  • The skills and confidence to influence business strategy 

Participant profile

Course participants are generally:

  • Managers with significant practical experience or operational responsibility
  • Those who have often progressed rapidly to their current position 
  • Expected to take up a business leadership level role in the near future, or have recently done so
  • Between 30-45 years of age


Take a step towards your management career