Management Development Division (MDD)executive management and leadership development programmes to meet the strategic and operational needs of our increasingly diverse clients. MDD also leads on the design and delivery of several individual development programmes, including the Lancaster Executive MBA, the Lancaster Certificate in Coaching and the Executive MSc in Project Management.
From the time back in 1989 when we pioneered the first single-company MBA with British Airways, we’ve been building a formidable reputation for customised executive education that truly makes a lasting difference to those we work with.
Delivering benefits to individuals and organisations
All our work draws on in-depth understanding of management and organisational learning – informed by pioneering research by LUMS faculty in how managers and leaders learn and shaped also by our own experience of delivering programmes to senior managers from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
This expertise means we can design programmes that combine theoretical and experiential learning in highly effective ways, using action learning methods to ensure our courses deal with the pressing issues faced by our delegates and their organisations.
Teaching staff within the Division are selected for their ability to understand organisational issues and are expert in designing and directing executive and organisational development programmes. In addition, each has their own area of subject expertise – ranging from strategy and leadership to corporate social responsibility and executive coaching. We also draw on expert faculty from other LUMS departments, and on our associate group of business experts, coaches, outdoor learning specialists and experienced facilitators.
Working in partnership
Nurturing close partnerships with organisations to create valuable, lasting relationships is central to our way of working. Current and recent clients include Airbus, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, British Airways, BT, Co-operative Financial Services, Great Places Housing Group, Help the Hospices, ITSA, the NHS, the National Housing Federation, Rexam PLC, Riverside Group, Royal & SunAlliance and UKAEA.
More details on our recent corporate clients and how our our philosophy of partnership translates into programme design can be found in our Executive pages, together with case studies of some of our customised programmes.