Aston Business School Centre for Executive Development
Business School

Aston Business School Centre for Executive Development

60 years of pioneering research and teaching has made Aston Business School internationally renowned, whilst the warm community spirit has created a positive difference to the lives of all of our students, alumni, businesses and organisations.

Aston Business School Centre for Executive Development

Established 1976

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Aston Business School is committed to creating and transferring knowledge that enables, innovates and inspires. 60 years of pioneering research and teaching has made the school internationally renowned, whilst the warm community spirit has created a positive difference to the lives of all of our students, alumni, businesses and organisations.


At Aston Business School’s Centre for Executive Development our vision and commitment is to be a major executive development partner of choice, equipping and inspiring leaders to think clearly, be confident and take innovative action.

By engaging with us for the development of your executives, you benefit from our experience - uniquely honed from our position at the heart of the second largest and most diverse city in the UK - of empowering individuals with the knowledge and confidence to continuously make a positive impact, for themselves, their organisation and their industry, not just for today, but for a long time into the future.

Aston Business School has a track record of successfully devising and delivering executive development programmes. Our peer-tested fresh insights spring from what the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged to be ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research, and our standing as one of the top 1% of business schools in the world, and one of a very few 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 programmes for your executives, packaging existing and new management knowledge to address your organisation’s specific business needs.


The Development of High Performance Teams

Factors that contribute towards high performing, creative and innovative teams

Team Leadership – value-based driven leadership

HR systems that underpin high performance working environments

Brand Management – promises to reality as a cornerstone of high performing teams

The Practice of Applied Strategy

Strategic alliances - as a critical success factor for the development of multinationals

The practice of strategy in dynamic contexts

The Practice of Change Management

Structuring of major change initiatives – particularly in highly ambiguous environments

Human reactions and how to manage those in the context of change

The Practice of Project Management

Eight project management competencies: individual and team profiling

The practice of structured projects and their communication plans

Finance: Alternative Perspectives 

Foreign Investment, a cornerstone of internationalisation: “who”, “what”, “where” & “why”

Islamic Finance: doing business in Islamic contexts

Frameworks for decision-making in highly complex, ambiguous situations 


The School 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 Business School 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.




Tel : +44 (0) 121 204 3160



Organisations are more complex and sensitive to global issues than ever. Today’s business leaders need to think – and act – differently. 

Which is where the Centre for Executive Development at Aston Business School comes in. We work with you to create effective, tailored executive development initiatives to raise the capability of your leaders. These are designed to help your executives think more clearly and creatively, inspiring them to lift your organisation to greater success. 

Our goal is to develop your people – individually and collectively – and to equip them with all they need to make your strategy work. 

We start with you - to build an understanding of your organisation, ambitions, and target population

We work with you - to co-design fit-for-purpose executive development progammes that address your issues relevantly

We partner your leaders - to enable them to step away from their day-to-day operations and look at themselves and their organisation from the outside-in

Together - we enhance your leaders’ capacity to innovate and create your future

As we often work in cohorts of 20-25 at a time, our programmes also build rich new networks of internal collaboration. 

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