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Global Professional Development module

Chartered Management Institute HE PartnerAs technology brings us closer together, organisations of all sizes have people working internationally and remotely across different time-zones.

To meet this changing environment the skills of leaders and managers must also change. Employers are looking for individuals with the ability to work across different cultures, have the ability to manage teams and possess problem solving and critical analysis skills.

Developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, the Global Professional Development module uses a variety of techniques to give students the practical leadership skills to critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that you will experience in organisations.

Students who successfully complete the module and meet the CMI evidence requirements will gain an L7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and an L7 Award in Professional Consulting.

What will I study?

The module will be taught over four learning workshops spaced across the semester, supplemented with online learning sessions designed by CMI. You will study:

  • tools and techniques of effective consultancy;
  • strategic leadership;
  • strategic leadership practice.
Teaching, learning and assessment

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how to identify client needs and be able to develop appropriate research strategies for consultancy interventions;
  • appraise the importance of expert tools and techniques to a consultant;
  • evaluate the relationship between strategic management, leadership and leadership styles and principles that support organisational ethical and value-based approaches to leadership;
  • evaluate the application of leadership strategies and the impact on organisational direction.
Benefits of this module

All students will become Affiliate Members of CMI during their period of study. This will give you access to a whole host of benefits including access to:

  • CMI’s online resource portal LeadershipDirect which contains thousands of resources including videos, checklists, e-learning modules, full text journals and e-books to support you in your studies;
  • a comprehensive online portal, Career Development Centre, allowing you to develop your skills polish your CV and start approaching employers;
  • an online mentoring service where you can connect and learn from other leaders.

Participating courses for September 2016

MSc Air Transport Management

MSc Applied Psychology

MSc Career Coaching

MSc Civil Engineering

MSc Civil & Structural Engineering

MSc Design and Transport

MA Diplomacy, Law and Global Change

MSc Disaster Management

MSc Economic Policy and International Trade

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MSc Emergency Planning and Management

MSc Engineering and Management

MSc Engineering Business Management

MSc Engineering Project Management

MA English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

MSc Fraud Investigation Management

MSc Global Healthcare Management

MSc Global Logistics

MA Human Resource Management

MSc Industrial Product Design

MSc Information Technology

MSc International Business

MSc International Business Economics

LLM International Business Law

MSc International Human Resource Management

LLM International Law

MA International Relations

MSc International Tourism Management

MSc Interior Design


MSc Management Information Systems

MSc Management of Information Technology

LLM Oil and Gas Energy Law (New for Sep 2016)

MSc Production Engineering and Operations Management

MSc Supply Chain Management

MA Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security

For further information:

UK Students
024 7765 4321

EU/Overseas Students
+44 24 7765 2152

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