Leadership and Management

For over 50 years Hertfordshire Business School has been a catalyst for business growth in our region and beyond. Through our dedicated Centre for Transformational Leadership, we’re committed to advancing the theory and practice of leadership and management, as well as supporting organisations through a range of employee development opportunities, such as our Senior Leader and Chartered Manager degree apprenticeships.

Chartered Manager

A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success. Specific job roles may include: Manager; Senior Manager; Head of Department; Operations Manager; or anyone with significant management responsibilities.

This flexible four-year course is a comprehensive business and management development programme accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Employees will enhance their commercial awareness by gaining a thorough understanding of business and management theory, learning essential principles of marketing, accounting and resourcing, and exploring areas such as ethics, strategy, the digital economy and global perspectives.

Apprenticeship StandardChartered Manager
Apprenticeship Level 6
Qualification BA (Hons) Business & Management
Programme Duration 4 years
Delivery Day release or block release

Chartered Manager - Fast Track

The fast track chartered manager degree apprenticeship (validation and accreditation pending) is a new two year part-time fast track pathway leading to a BA (Hons) in Business and Management for managers and supervisors.

Professionals with an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge achieved through experiences outside of the formal education and training systems have the opportunity to have this prior experiential learning assessed and accredited as 50% of this degree course.

This programme is delivered by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with University Campus St Albans (UCSA).

Senior Leader

The Senior Leader apprenticeship is suited to professional strategic leaders in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation, who lead, manage and direct organisations.

Apprentices can choose between two routes, MBA or Business and Organisational Strategy (MBOS).


Our Executive MBA empowers your employees to develop critical and reflective strategic leadership skills, equipping them to succeed in increasingly complex, rapidly changing business environments. Specialist teaching and learning methods promote the development and sharing of high-level skills, and there’s considerable emphasis on applying theory and knowledge to make sense of scenarios in the workplace.

Apprenticeship StandardSenior Leader
Apprenticeship Level7
Programme Duration2.5 years
DeliveryBlock release


This two-year postgraduate course is designed for those aspiring to move into senior management roles. Each module is specifically designed to focus on a range of strategic perspectives – such as project and risk management, organisational change, and financial management – with assignments directly related to the business challenges they face day to day in your organisation.

Apprenticeship StandardSenior Leader
Apprenticeship Level7
QualificationMSc Business and Organisational Strategy
Programme Duration2 years
DeliveryBlock release and distance learning