Cranfield School of Management launches new Human Capital Executive MBA

Latest apprenticeship to be launched by the University

Cranfield School of Management, in partnership with Grant Thornton UK LLP and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), has launched the Cranfield Executive MBA (Human Capital).

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is the latest apprenticeship to be launched by the University. It meets the requirements of the UK Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard.

It is designed for middle to senior managers wanting to move into a more senior leadership role and for those on a fast-track career path within their organisation.

Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management Image: Cranfield School of Management

Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management, said:

“Today’s leaders in the areas of human resource management, staffing and talent not only need subject expertise but also broader leadership and business skills, as well as the ability to draw on data and technology to support a successful people strategy.

“Too often we see excellent people professionals fail to make the step up to senior management or board level because they lack the broader understanding of their organisations or the analytical skills that would allow them to contribute to the development and implementation of organisational strategy.”

The Executive MBA (Human Capital) builds on the Executive MBA and the Management and Leadership MSc programme. These programmes are currently supporting over 500 learners from more than 250 different organisations.

The two-year programme will develop employees’ leadership and business skills. There will be a specific focus on applying these skills in human resource management, staffing and talent strategies. Core modules include operations, marketing, strategic management, data analytics, leadership and finance before specialising in a number of specific modules in the areas of human capital.

The first intake for the Executive MBA (Human Capital) is September 2019, then January, April and September each year.

Eligible organisations will be able to use £18,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy towards the overall costs. To find out more, visit the Cranfield website.