Course summary

Our five-day Management and Leadership Development course is designed to provide promising executives and functional specialists with the skills, tools and competencies they need to operate effectively in today’s constantly changing and challenging business environment.

Based in central London, Westminster Business School is one of the UK’s largest hubs for business and management education, highly regarded for blending academic expertise with real-world business experience. Our focus is on delivering education and development opportunities that enable current and aspiring business leaders to make a real difference to their organisations.


The course fee includes:

  • programme delivery (minimum 30 hours of teaching)
  • dedicated delegate support during the five-day programme
  • certificate of attendance
  • access to course materials on our learning platform

For information on how to pay by invoice or other payment methods, please contact us at .

Cancellation policy

Please note that the University of Westminster reserves the right to cancel this course if minimum attendance levels have not been fulfilled.

In the event of cancellation, we will endeavour to give you four weeks’ notice and will provide a full refund of course fees.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 15% discount on our Management and Leadership Development Course fees to University of Westminster alumni.

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Course structure

The course will enable you to:

  • meet existing and future business challenges with capability, credibility and confidence
  • develop the skills, knowledge and competencies that maximise your management and leadership potential
  • grow and enhance your international business networks

You can see more details on these sessions in the teaching methods section below.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements; however, the course has been developed for individuals in general or functional management positions across all sectors. These include:

  • general managers
  • directors
  • heads of department
  • project managers
  • change managers

English requirements

This course is taught in English hence a good working knowledge of the language is essential.

Course contents


    Strategic management

    Practical tools and techniques to build and monitor effective strategies that ensure you achieve business objectives.

    This session will:

    • introduce you to the principles of the resource based view of strategy development
    • show how competitive advantage can come from the possession of resources that are valuable, rare, inimitable and un-substitutable
    • present a structured way of assessing strategic priorities
    • provide a structured method for assessing strategic options

    Leading organisational change

    This session provides a toolkit that covers how to:

    • manage the rational and emotional impact of change
    • overcome blockers, whether personal, cultural or procedural
    • support colleagues who need to face up to and make difficult decisions
    • generate the confidence to make a difference

    Leading in a changing environment

    This session enables you to:

    • understand, appreciate and learn from the accumulated wisdom and experience of some of the world’s most profound leaders
    • familiarise yourself with the different trends in leadership research
    • review your current leadership style and set development targets
    • identify the values that are core to their life and underpin their actions

    Financial management

    The session will highlight the main differences between financial and management accounting. An introduction will be given to some important terminology and a brief overview of why accounting, despite being numerically-based, is often more an art than a science. The important time value of money concept will be discussed and the net present value method of evaluating a long-term project will be critically examined.

    Marketing for the progressive organisation

    Covering both business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets, this session includes the theory and practical exercises that ensure you can: evaluate your organisation’s marketing practices understand the key concepts and tools required to maximise marketing success across your organisations

    Project management

    An introduction to PRINCE2®, one of the world’s most widely used project management methodologies.

    The session will:

    • cover key elements of PRINCE2®
    • provide an aerial view of the methodology’s processes

    Accounting for managers

    This session provides the skills and knowledge you need to:

    • appreciate the financial implications of key business decisions
    • manage financial resources efficiently and effectively
    • understand the financial position of a company
    • analyse and interpret key financial statements
    • assess the financial health of an organisation
    • apply and evaluate decision-making tools for cost management, operational and strategic planning and control
    • prepare and manage budgets


    Using case study analysis, this session enables you to put into practice what you have learned during the programme, through applying new skills and knowledge to real-world situations.

    Ethical leadership

    This session will enable you to:

    • deal with complex issues and dilemmas calmly and effectively
    • develop a more broadly informed and resilient approach to decision-making
    • act with integrity, especially in challenging circumstances
    • identify when rules and regulations might impede ethical decision-making and implementation
    • develop a framework for responding wisely and with careful consideration in such circumstances
    • build the courage to follow your moral compass, tapping into the ethical leader within
    • bring out the best in yourself and in the people and organisations you lead

    Further information

    Participant feedback

    "Helped me brush up on my leadership and management skills. I also had the opportunity to connect and build potentially enduring and mutually beneficial relationships."

    Oscar Calstrom, Content Moderator at Badoo, Brazil

    "Boosted my confidence and improved my decision making skills."

    Samson Ijanboh, Logistics and Facilities Manager at London Underground

    "Provided me with tools and techniques that I can apply to my line of work. It has also validated a lot of my thinking and shown me I’m on the right track."

    Keith Nation, Technology Partner at ORM London


    This 5-day course runs over three weeks - on Mondays and Fridays in weeks one and two and on Monday in week three.

    A more detailed schedule will be sent to you closer to the date.

    Start date
    Mode of delivery
    Day and time

    Mode of delivery

    Online virtual classroom

    Day and time

    Mondays and Fridays
    9:30am - 5pm


    5 days




    This onsite course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

     Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.

    Contact us

    +44 (0)20 350 69900

    [email protected]