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Leadership Launch

Launch your MBA and your future career by developing the essential leadership skills every ambitious executive requires. Teamed with world-class education and networking opportunities, transform your personal and professional skills to inspire others to follow your lead.

Leadership Launch provides a varied and stimulating learning environment through simulations, panel discussions, group workshops and coaching. 

Taught throughout your MBA, Leadership Launch follows five themes representing the key skills for leaders:

Know and develop yourself 

Meet and receive support from the School's career services team as you define your career goals and what success will mean for you post-MBA. Learn about cultural sensitivities and equip yourself with the managerial and social skills to lead diverse teams anywhere in the world on the Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (GLAM) course.

Solve tough problems creatively 

Learn how to make tough decisions and solve problems with limited information with technical modules, such as Mastering Finance Technical Interviews and Modelling for Finance Careers.

Communicate powerfully 

Master communication in all its forms – reading, writing, listening and speaking – to become a truly global business leader. Courses include Business Writing, Best Practice Presentations and Communication, Personal Impact and Mastering Interviews.

Delivering through others 

Develop the essential parts of a global leader's toolkit, such as listening, empathy, team building, and figuring out how to achieve objectives without resorting to command, control or hierarchy. Your development starts during orientation week, working with your study group, and attending skills sessions such as Effective Networking and the Peer Leadership Programme.

Manage and implement change 

Cultivate a very pragmatic, non-bureaucratic approach to delivering change – the final range of practical skills that leaders require to tackle change. You gain cutting-edge tools for project management, meeting and time management, performance measures, governance, evaluation and prioritisation, as well as a sound understanding of organisational behaviour.

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