Over 50 years of pioneering commitment to research, teaching and enterprise has made Aston internationally renowned for delivering local and global impact. We have a bold vision for collaboration with our clients, creating and sharing the vital knowledge that helps them tackle their most pressing real-world challenges.
TRANSFORMING TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY
At Aston we are highly experienced in developing management and leadership talent. Well over 1,000 managers and leaders have benefited from our customised and accredited development solutions over the last five years. Each year our programmes deliver multi-million-pound returns on investment to our clients.
CORPORATE CLIENT SOLUTIONS
Aston’s vision and commitment is to be a major management and executive development partner of choice, equipping and inspiring managers and leaders to think clearly, be confident and take innovative action.
By engaging with Aston for the development of their managers and executives, our clients benefit from our experience of empowering individuals with the knowledge and confidence to make a sustainable positive impact: for themselves, their organisation and their industry; not only today, but for a long time into the future.
Aston has a track record of successfully devising and delivering world class executive development programmes. Our peer-tested insights spring from what the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF) judged to be ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research, and our standing as one of the very few institutions to have triple accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
Tailoring our delivery to a post experience, and often a post-MBA market, we create customised accredited and non-accredited executive and management solutions. Our unique offering blends existing and new management knowledge to address our client organisations’ specific business requirements.
Aston attracts leading academics from all over the world to create a forward-thinking and inspirational environment. Combined with small class sizes these surroundings foster an innovative and creative learning experience for all of our candidates.
Aston University is situated in the heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city, and has excellent on-site facilities. These include exceptional conference facilities, an urban-chic conference hotel, bar and restaurant.
Aston Professional Managers' Award
Our Aston Professional Managers' Award is designed to accelerate participants’ careers, while delivering measurable impact in their organisation from day one. The programme is specifically tailored to meet the needs of managers or young professionals, aiming to prepare them for future leadership positions with an emphasis on making difficult decisions and dealing with cross-functional issues.
The programme offers an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles in the key management disciplines necessary for career progression: strategy, operations, finance, people management, project management and marketing. Participants also learn how to apply these principles to improve decision-making within their organisation.
WE INSPIRE TEAMWORK BY CUSTOMISING LEARNING
At Aston we recognise that our client organisations are constantly striving to adapt and flex in a rapidly changing, globalised economy.
That’s why they are driving ever stronger performance, and their high performers need greater opportunities.
We aim to deliver both simultaneously, in a partnership approach that helps our clients achieve these strategic development goals.
This approach helps to raise executive capability and build team performance in order to implement corporate strategy and deliver measurable business benefits.
In particular, our programmes for middle managers successfully grow their capabilities in terms of scope and influence, allowing senior management to focus more on future visioning and strategic leadership.
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