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MSc in Management for Future Leaders | progression from apprenticeship

At a glance

Subject area(s)
Business & Management
Course length
Up to approximately 8 months
Suitable for
Employees whose seniors recognise their high potential; recent graduates who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders


The programme is tailored to expand individuals’ management capabilities through additional modules. This enables them to achieve their Henley MSc Management for Future Leaders.

Please note: an MSc Management for Future Leaders cohort may not be immediately available, and a learner may need to wait for 6–12 months following their Senior Leader Apprenticeship. All workshop and assignment submission dates are subject to change by Henley Business School. Henley Business School reserves the right to postpone an intake start date if the minimum number of students is not reached.

Key benefits

  • Deepen the knowledge and skills developed on the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Future Leaders

  • Develop your employees' management and leadership skills, enabling them to maximise their contribution to your organisation

There are three 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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Professor Elena B. Spasova
20 [10 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 module is 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. Please note, constraints in timetable scheduling may mean you are unable to take some optional modules at the same time as others.

Dr Filipe Morais’s research interests range from corporate governance – including all aspects relating to boards of directors – to strategic and change management. His experience and ties to industry make his research academically sound, highly relevant and impactful.

Read more about Filipe

To join this programme, individuals will need to have successfully completed the following:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders. This is the post-apprenticeship programme academic assessment. The work-based projects of Learners who have requested the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders will be assessed. Learners will be notified that they have met the requirements and that their credits will be awarded towards Stages 1 and 2 of the Masters's. They can then progress to complete the MSc in Management for Future Leaders.

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


An early bird discount of 10% is available to all learners who express an interest in progressing onto the MSc Management for Future Leaders before the end of Stage 1 of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Future Leaders.

To express an interest, learners should fill in the Expression of Interest form. A link to this form will be provided in the Senior Leader Apprenticeship offer letter and from Canvas.

Once the early bird deadline has passed, the full MSc tuition fee will be applicable. No exceptions or extensions to this deadline will be available.

No discount is available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders assessment fee (currently £500).


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 are also delivered at venues across the country. The first and last workshops are typically 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.


Through the Henley Business School Library and the virtual learning environment, learners can access a multitude of resources including books, journals, market research reports, dissertations, working papers and company information.

Find out more about our facilities and how to find us

Why choose Henley?

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Find out more about our approach to working with you

Contact us

This programme follows on from the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Future Leaders and Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Future Leaders.

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

Telephone: 0118 378 4030

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