Programmes and courses

Training programmes that allow you to decide how, what and when your managers study

The University of Wolverhampton Business School’s portfolio of training programmes put you in control of your organisation’s development. Combining flexibility with nationally recognised packages of study, our programmes range from customised short courses, to professional programmes and University qualifications.

The size, scope and content of professional programmes can be matched to your organisational needs, whilst providing a progressive framework of learning that allows individuals to develop their management skills over time and in line with their role and experience.

Our leadership and management programmes are delivered by innovative experts and are underpinned by world-leading research and cutting-edge management theories. Blended learning techniques are also adopted to create a hybrid teaching methodology. This comprises traditional classroom-based learning, online technologies and opportunities to apply theory in the workplace, via strategic, work-related projects.

Programmes and courses

An introduction to our new Directors' Programme. Find out more about the course below.

This programme offers a highly practical approach to the development of a relevant and comprehensive skill set demanded for the role of the Director. Leadership is explicit throughout the course which comprises eight modules - six core, two optional.

Director of the Business School, Professor Clare Schofield, said: "We are delighted to be launching the new Directors' programme aimed at aspiring and existing directors in March 2019. It will be delivered by experienced practitioners, underpinned by academics from the Business School and executive coaches will support and challenge participants throughout the nine-month, ten day programme."

Core module outline

Module 1 Essentials of being a Director (2 days)

  • The role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director; law and compliance
  • Characteristics of effective boards; understanding them; dealing with power and conflict

Module 2 Fundamentals of Finance for Directors (2 days)

  • Fundamental finances: practicalities of day-to-day accounting; accruals, prepayments, sources of funds etc. Enough to challenge the accountant
  • Value creation, growth, mergers, acquisitions, divestment
  • Aligning processes and systems effective use of IT digitisation in the workplace

Module 3 Board effectiveness - Strategy and planning (1 day)

  • Strategy and planning; establishing vision, purpose and values
  • Decision-making and risk management

Module 4 Board effectiveness - Marketing and sales (1 day)

  • Marketing and sales
  • Execution - understanding analysing and improving systems: innovation

Module 5 Board effectiveness – Human Resources (1 day)

  • Fundamentals of HR: recruitment, retention and redundancy
  • Getting the best out of others; making an impact on culture:

Module 6 Leadership for directors (1 day)

  • Fundamentals of leadership: key models, frameworks
  • Getting the best out of others; shaping organisational culture

Optional modules - two from: change and Brexit, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, digital marketing, diversity and board dynamics.

On completion of the course you will receive a University certificate of attendance.

The course runs over 10 months and costs £5,500.

For further information about these and any other programmes, please email

We offer a wide range of short courses including:

  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Human Resource Management
  • Developing your Coaching and Mentoring Practice
  • Leading Transformation and Change
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • People Development in Healthcare
  • Marketing Planning
  • Digital and Marketing Communications
  • Personal Selling and Sales Management

Bite-sized learning provides an ideal introduction to essential leadership and management principles.

Through consultation, we design bespoke training to meet your development requirements and provide the outcomes needed to succeed. Using modern diagnostic instruments and highly-focused teaching methods we ensure programmes match your mission and culture.

Our range of support spans full service provision including training needs analysis, programme design, delivery and evaluation, to the accreditation of existing in-house programmes.


Align your training to nationally recognised frameworks

We are an accredited training centre for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the ILM. Both organisations offer a vast array of qualifications and standalone units, from performance management and organisational strategy, to leadership and management, financial management, and coaching and mentoring. The University is also an accredited centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

The benefits of linking training and development to a recognised professional body include:

  • Discrete units of learning available to match exact business needs
  • Kudos from training linked to national standards
  • Provides a foundation for organisational development
  • Ongoing study membership with the partner institution
  • Qualification achieved through defined assessment criteria
  • Programmes range in both size and level

Our range of programmes can be studied at different levels and durations, from level 3 to level 7 at Award, Certificate and Diploma level.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

As an accredited CMI Centre, we offer CMI programmes at levels 3 to 7 including Award, Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. These can be open programmes (available to all) or closed programmes for corporate delivery.


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As an accredited ILM Centre, we offer ILM programmes at levels 3 to 7 including Award, Certificate and Diploma for corporate delivery.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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We offer the following professional CIM Courses:

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

PGDip Human Resource Management

PGDip Human Resource Development and Organisational Change


Whether you are looking to broaden the skills of your middle and senior managers or wish to improve your organisation’s talent management, the Business School has the qualifications for you.

Individuals or teams can study for their University qualification at undergraduate or postgraduate level in our brand new, state-of-the-art Lord Swraj Paul Building.

Our learning programmes are available in compact units, in modular schemes, or in distinct blocks of study that can be delivered using a blend of on-site taught experiences and digital learning tools. We have over 150 modules available, from accountancy and international business to leadership, human resource management and marketing.

A selection of postgraduate courses (more are available)

PG Cert Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies (CMS)

Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration Top-up (MBA)

Postgraduate certificates

PG Cert Coaching and Mentoring

PG Cert Healthcare Leadership

PC Cert Event and Venue Management (distance learning)

PG Cert Leadership

PG Cert in Marketing

On completion of the Certificate, progression is available to Diploma and Masters level



Msc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change (part-time and top-up)

Msc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MSc Healthcare Leadership

Contact us

Emma Bloomfield, Head of Executive Education

Tel: 01902 321776

Mobile: 07891621880


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