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Dealing effectively with multiple challenges at global and local level has become a critical and complex aspect of running a successful business, particularly when striving for growth, sustainability and effective leadership. Hertfordshire Business School is offering delegates the opportunity to immerse themselves in intensive and contemporary sessions on key business topics to begin to learn how to deal with these challenges.

The course is part of the MBA Summer School, a one-week programme consisting of eight masterclasses which can be individually selected and combined for bespoke learning. Discounts are available for multiple bookings. 

Masterclasses are lead by senior academics from the Hertfordshire MBA faculty who have proven expertise in their area of research and who regularly contribute to the AMBA approved MBA programme.  

The course will cover:

  • Understanding the key organisational resource - people 
  • Evaluating successful management approaches 
  • Implications of key contextual influences 
  • Assessing a fast-changing environment 
  • Examining strategy and complexity in managing people 

Course date: Friday 12 July 2019, 09.00-12.30

Why choose this course?

Today's managers must be able to respond appropriately to the challenges involved in managing people in a dynamic and rapidly changing business environment. This means developing an understanding of the key aspects of people management and learning to apply relevant skills and techniques.

This masterclass is concerned with the management of the organisation's key resource - the people who work for it. It encourages delegates to analyse and evaluate different perspectives on, and approaches to, the management of people and to develop an understanding of how effective people management contributes to organisational success.

The course aims to develop an appreciation of the main contextual influences and their impact; it also examines strategic aspects and the main issues and complexities involved in the management of people. 

Entry requirements...

Delegates should ordinarily have a first degree or equivalent and/or 3 to 5 years relevant industry/business experience. 



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
12/07/201912/07/2019Fri 0900-1230£250Apply online

Course fees

Standard booking: £250 per individual masterclass.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings and for University of Hertfordshire alumni and Business Academy members. Please contact us or download the booking form for further details.

Discounts on multiple bookings are also available for corporate clients.  Please contact us for details. 

Teaching methods

The course is taught by Paul Smith

The MBA Summer School masterclasses will give delegates a broad overview of some of the major principles and approaches involved in the Hertfordshire MBA Programme, and the opportunity to apply some selected principles to case studies or in the context of their own experiences.