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MSc in Management for Future Leaders | progression from apprenticeship

At a glance

  • Available to individuals who have successfully completed the Henley Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Future Leaders and achieved the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders
  • This is the final stage of Henley’s part-time MSc Management for Future Leaders. Includes a choice of elective modules and a final management project
Subject area(s)
Business & Management
Course length
Up to approximately 8 months
Suitable for
Employees identified as 'high potentials', recent graduates who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders


This programme is designed to allow individuals to undertake further study and complete additional modules, enabling them to achieve their Henley MSc Management for Future Leaders.

Key benefits

To progress on to this programme individuals will need to have successfully completed the following:

  • Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Future Leadersincluding the End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders - This is the post-apprenticeship programme academic assessment. Henley’s academic panel will assess the work-based projects completed as part of the apprenticeship. Provided these assignments are of the required academic standard, the Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded, and individuals may then progress onto the MSc Management for Future Leaders.

Progression onto the MSc Management for Future Leaders requires further study and an additional fee of £4,950.

There are five modules in the final stage of this programme. Two of these are compulsory:

Compulsory modules Credits

Learners will develop an awareness of contemporary global trends and developments and gain a critical insight into their implications on current and future business scenarios. Students learn to identify potential challenges and prospects for business and society relevant to their context and propose suitable solutions.

Students gain an appreciation of the complex and dynamic nature of global business developments faced; the variety of factors influencing the choices and compromises that have to be made in international businesses, and the implications of those for the future viability and effectiveness of the organisations concerned.

The module covers various aspects of the global business environment including:

  • Geopolitics
  • Trade and investment
  • Global value chains
  • Advanced technologies
  • Climate change.

Looking at their impact upon business operations and strategy.

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15 [7.5 ECTS credits]

The Final Management Project (FMP) is a major project. Here the learners have the opportunity to demonstrate practical business research skills in identifying a significant organisational issue, problem or gap in management knowledge, design an appropriate data collection and analysis process and present supported recommendations for practice or contribution to knowledge.

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30 [15 ECTS credits]

The remaining three modules are chosen from a range of electives, which may include:

Optional modules Credits

This module enables participants to critically evaluate the potential impact of sustainability on a sector, consider the implications, and propose changes to enhance sustainability.

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The Managing Risks elective examines risk as higher order preparedness in judgements for managing uncertainties, handling crisis and enabling sustainability. In doing so, it provides theoretical and practical insights towards enhancing skills and capabilities for managerial planning and execution of risks through problematic situations or innovative change.

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Dr. Nadeem Khan

The aim of this module is to explore the role of leadership and frontiers in leadership practice in a pervasive digital environment. The module builds awareness of key digital technologies and discusses their impact on managerial practices, processes and strategies.

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10 [5 ECTS credits]

The module considers fundamentals underlying contemporary marketing, focusing both on theories and practices of marketing. The module focuses on marketing at a strategic level.

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Professor Adrian Palmer
10 [5 ECTS credits]

The Managing Projects elective enables learners to:

  • Identify the characteristics of projects and the implications for their management
  • Describe and evaluate different project methodologies
  • Analyse their organisation’s approach to project management, including managing multiple projects
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Nigel Spinks
10 [5 ECTS credits]

This module enables the learner to:

  • Identify the characteristics of service operations and the implications for service delivery
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to design, manage and improve service processes
  • Evaluate their own and their organisation’s design and management of service delivery
  • Formulate appropriate approaches to improving service delivery.
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Nigel Spinks
10 [5 ECTS credits]

The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change.

Closed cohorts

For clients wishing to run a closed cohort, we have the flexibility to deliver the programme at locations nationwide. If you do not wish to use your organisation's facilities, we are happy to arrange an alternative teaching venue that may be more convenient for your staff.

Open cohorts

Open cohorts are currently taught at our Greenlands campus near Henley-on-Thames. Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, this beautiful campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.

Find out more about our facilities and how to find us

Why choose Henley?

For over 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders.

Our apprenticeship programmes deliver:

  • A high-quality education rooted in the latest business thinking. We are triple-accredited for the quality of our provision
  • A direct contribution to business value through learning which focuses on live strategic issues. We work with you to identify the people who will benefit most from the programme and whose participation will have the greatest impact on the organisation
  • A blended learning experience - all our apprenticeship programmes feature face-to-face learning*, enhanced and supported by our mobile digital platform. This gives participants access to learning wherever they are and allows the cohort to collaborate outside the classroom
  • A flexible approach - in addition to our open cohorts, we offer closed cohorts that can be delivered at locations nationwide* and contextualised to your organisation
  • Individual membership of our alumni network, which includes over 87,000 alumni across 165 countries

* Due to COVID-19, face-to-face some workshops are currently delivered live-online.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our apprenticeship programmes, please contact:

Telephone: 0118 378 4030