The world's most flexible MBA programme
This is your MBA. Not ours. That means you start when you like and finish when you like. You can study from home or on campus. At EBS, our courses are designed to fit round you.
One of the world's largest MBA programmes
Edinburgh Business School is one of the world's pre-eminent business schools. We have more than 11,900 active students. More than 17,900 alumni. And partners across six continents.
One of the world's most innovative business schools
Our rigorous courses can be studied in any order. You take exams when you're ready. At Edinburgh Business School, we take a different view. Come and see for yourself.
Some of the most talented students – and teachers – in the business world
We have students from more than 40% of Fortune 500 companies. Our courses are written by prize-winning business authors. For more than 20 years, our programmes have challenged, inspired – and rewarded.
Developing Effective Managers and Leaders
It is generally agreed that management development refers to the process by which individuals improve their capabilities and learn to perform effectively in managerial roles. But the enduring simplicity of this definition is deceptive. Each element attracts controversy. For instance, what exactly is included in the term development, and how is this to be distinguished from management training, education and learning? Why should we focus exclusively on managers and managerial roles? What is meant by effective performance, and how is this to be interpreted and measured?
- What is management and leadership development and why is it important?
- Why does the promise of management development often remain unfulfilled?
- What determines the way managers and leaders are developed?
- What are the extent and effectiveness of management and leadership development?
- What are the opportunities and pitfalls of international management development?
- Does management development improve organisational performance?
- What are the individual benefits of management development?
- Are there other ways of viewing management development?
- Developing managers and leaders: is it worth the effort?