The LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy is a unique specialist programme for experienced senior professionals. Take the opportunity to reflect, explore and innovate – both personally and professionally – on this full-time 12-month journey.
Confront the gaps in your knowledge and refine your skills to become a truly effective global leader, empowered to achieve your ambitions. Join a diverse, multinational class of experienced professionals with an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience, courageous in their decision to pause their professional career and recharge.
Immerse yourself in learning, development and preparation for the next phase of your career with this highly prestigious programme, whose heritage rests on the inspiration of Alfred P Sloan and Charles Handy.
Is it right for me?
As an experienced executive or thriving entrepreneur, your career has seen you lead teams, set strategies and drive corporate performance. But there is more you want to achieve. Gain the skills and confidence to accelerate to C-suite or board positions, change industry or start your own business. Sloan equips you with the time and space to learn and reflect on your next career move.
Over 12 months, learn the latest business practice and research to enhance your leadership skills, sharpen your strategic thinking and lead change in your organisation.
- 23 nationalities on the programme
- 22% women
- 18 years’ experience
(three year average)
The LBS Sloan Masters will impact on your career, whether you plan to achieve career acceleration, secure a new role, pursue entrepreneurship or effect a career transition. Recent Sloan Fellows have accelerated their career from Marketing Director to CEO, from MD in an established company to co-founder of a start-up, and transitioned from a Senior Finance role to a Charity Chief Executive.
Your experience, background and aspirations are unique. So you’ll have a dedicated career coach to work with you to develop your personalised career management strategy and plans. Throughout the programme, we’ll help you explore career options and make strategic career decisions for your short, medium and longer-term career strategy and plans.
Acquire a solid grounding in the theory, frameworks and analytical skills to effectively lead change and drive the performance of your organisation. During the programme you will cover courses in the areas of:
- Leadership – maximising your personal and organisational leadership impact
Executive Leadership, Understanding Top Management, Leading People and Organisations, Biography
- Strategy – making strategic decisions in a changing world
Strategy, Leading the Market-Driven Organisation, The Global Corporate Agenda, Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Relations
- Business Fundamentals – refreshing your general management toolkit
Accounting, Corporate Finance
The final core course is a Global Business Assignment - a unique opportunity to broaden your business experience, grow your global network, apply your skills and explore a new culture. Through a combination of lectures, company visits and debates, you’ll experience the way business is conducted in a global market and test your ability to lead across boundaries. Develop a truly global business perspective and make a positive impact on the companies you are working with, alongside students from other degree programmes.
During terms two and three you complete between five and eight electives, depending on your preferred workload, from a choice of more than 65 courses. Some of the most popular electives are within Strategy and Leadership, such as Paths to Power and Achieving Strategic Agility. You may also decide to integrate theory and practice by choosing a real-world Business Project as one of your electives.
Choose from a selection of key leadership and career development skills workshops as you progress through the Sloan programme.