Corporate and Executive Education

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Our Executive Education courses and events build on our long-established capability as a practice and practitioner based university with the latest business, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Powerful learning experiences to take you towards your potential.

We build and share practice based learning experiences of real relevance by connecting people and organisational experience from across our staff and our wider community.

This is a positive culture that is collaborative and practical, and here to help progressive professionals and forward-looking organisations succeed.

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Short courses (for individuals or groups)

Our short executive courses combine our long-established capability as a practice and practitioner based university with the latest thinking in business. Transformation through a combination of intensive on-campus activity, significant online flexible learning, and directed self-learning. Significant online elements enable you to participate in a high-level executive education experience yet have flexibility to learn remotely at your own convenience. We help forward thinkers progress careers through professional development and life-long learning.

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Help to Grow: Management

Do you lead a small business? You and your business can now benefit from a practical management training programme delivered by industry-experienced staff, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

The Help to Grow: Management course will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth. The 12-week programme is 90% funded by the Government and has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work.

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Custom courses (for organisations)

Your particular challenges require well-crafted solutions, which where Birmingham City Business School can help. Build team capability throughout your organisation to achieve progressive success. Raise the bar on your talent development and business expectations – become (even more) outstanding.

With our long-established capability as a practice and practitioner based university, our custom executive education courses are designed with you, and with your needs at their centre.

With experts and practitioners we design, develop and deliver custom courses that are framed by contemporary research and created in conjunction with you to meet your particular needs and ambitions, and place learning into action for successful and sustainable benefit. We identify the best combination of learning approaches to enable real impact.

We can also work with you in delivering an integrated Leadership Development or Management Development programme across in-work development and external practice based learning to achieve confident leaders and professionals.

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We run an open series of Leaders Lectures and networking events. We can also design and deliver specific events (CPD), lectures, symposiums or classes for you.

Our Leadership Team

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Director of Corporate and Executive Education  


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Head of Research and Enterprise


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Professor of International HRM


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Lead for Business Research Projects  


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Dr Mark Gilman

BIG Journey (Business growth and development) Lead


Contact Us

For more information about our Corporate and Executive Education courses, please contact Jill Middleton.

elephone: +44 (0)121 331 6550