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Professional Courses and CPD

Doctor of Business Administration

Equivalent to a PhD, our DBA is for leading executives with managerial-level organisational experience who wish to develop research that would impact on business practice. It provides you with the opportunity to join like-minded professionals and make a real contribution to your field.

Delivered part-time, our structured programme allows you to combine the managerial demands of your career with your drive to gain doctoral-level recognition.

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Institute of Directors (IoD) Programme

The IoD and Leeds Business School offer a series of unique programmes specially designed to help directors improve their personal and professional effectiveness and promote the continued success of their business. This is ideal for directors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, owner managers and for those who aspire to work at a strategic boardroom level in the private, public or not for profit sectors. The programmes are made up of short practical courses which offer the latest in business thinking and explore many critical issues facing senior professionals. To meet the more pragmatic needs of business leaders, particular attention is paid to mounting legal responsibilities, duties and liabilities that face directors.

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Our flagship MBA offers a number of flexible routes - our Graduate MBA for those with less than two years' business experience, our Executive MBA (delivered full-time and part-time) for more experienced professionals and the MBA (Executive) E-Learning for those who would prefer to learn from home.

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Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Courses

Our Leadership Centre has partnered with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) to offer a range of accredited leadership, management and coaching programmes. Our programmes are both challenging and informative, enabling you to immediately apply what you learn to your role, and improve your all-round effectiveness. Each programme is aimed at professionals with experience ranging from entry level and aspirational management, through to team leader and senior management level and can be accredited from the Institute of Leadership and Management or the Chartered Management Institute at levels 2-7.

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Coaching and Mentoring

The University offers a range of coaching programmes which cover different areas such as Team Coaching, Coaching Supervision, Executive and Business Coaching, one-to-one coaching, along with Institute of Leadership and Management Programmes. We currently work with a number of highly experienced coaches who could provide one to one coaching for any of your team. For more information visit The Leadership Centre website.

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Professional Qualifications - Marketing, PR and Finance

In addition to programmes that give university credit, we are also able to offer many professionally accredited programmes for staff that work in different areas of the business, mainly around the areas of Marketing, PR and Finance. In addition to these we also offer Masters programmes for those who may already be qualified but want to continue with their educational development. For information about Masters programmes please visit subject areas and courses.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Qualifications

We offer the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Certificate and Diploma in Professional Marketing for marketers seeking to obtain a competitive advantage and to further develop and progress their careers with a course designed by professionals, for professionals.

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Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Qualifications

We offer the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Advanced Certificate for those new to the field, as well as the Diploma which is designed for professionals looking to progress their careers with an understanding of the more strategic roles and functions of PR.

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Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships combine full-time work with studying for a bachelors or masters degree qualification.

We develop programmes in partnership with businesses, ensuring apprentices gain industry knowledge and practical, relevant experience by combining on-the-job training with flexible study.

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