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Launch of Management Leadership postgraduate diploma

Grant Thornton UK LLP and Cranfield School of Management have announced the launch of a Management and Leadership postgraduate diploma (PgDip). Designed to meet employer demand for quality, flexible higher education qualifications, the programme is aligned to the Level 7 Senior Leader Standard and will accelerate the performance and progression of high-potential managers and leaders.

The Management and Leadership PgDip combines the academic excellence from Cranfield’s School of Management with industry insight from Grant Thornton’s experts. The £14,000 cost of the course, which is delivered over 15 months plus End Point Assessment, can be covered entirely through the Apprenticeship Levy for eligible organisations.

Cranfield, in collaboration with Grant Thornton, was the first business school in England to offer a portfolio of programmes aligned to the Level 7 senior leader standard including an Executive MBA, an MSc in Leadership and Management. This new course is an evolution of the existing portfolio of world-leading business education.

Justin Rix, Partner and Head of Talent Solutions at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: 

“Since 2017, over 1,400 senior leaders have enrolled on the Cranfield and Grant Thornton programmes with over 500 dynamic organisations from the public, non-profit and private sectors represented, including 35 of the FTSE 350.

“We are delighted to introduce the postgraduate diploma option with Cranfield, building on the success we have had to date. We have refreshed the programmes to ensure they reflect latest developments in leadership thinking and the new market environment. The blend of commercial and academic content will stretch the brightest minds and will help organisations build leadership and management capacity and help develop a more diverse pool of leaders fit to lead organisations into the future.”

Dr Robby Allen, Director of Masterships in Management and Leadership (MML), Cranfield University, said:

"Our partnership with Grant Thornton continues to go from strength to strength. This postgraduate diploma will provide organisations with accelerated development of managers and leaders with a real-world education. MML is designed to encourage a strategic mindset, develop self-awareness and confidence, and encourage immediacy of use in the workplace."

Find out more about the Management and Leadership PgDip