Collaborative Governance (MBA)

About the course

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Contemporary institutional arrangements are a reflection of the challenges associated with finding responses to complex needs and opportunities in modern society. Traditional boundaries between business, government and non-profit organisations are becoming blurred, placing new demands on leaders of organisations.  This course will explore new ways to collaborate with others to achieve mutually desired outcomes. 

Course dates

This course runs over two weekends, Friday to Sunday inclusive:

Friday 5 June - Sunday 7 June 2020
Friday 4 September - Sunday 6 September 2020

The course will now be run in an online format.  

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Why choose this course?

Working alongside students from our MBA programme, you will explore the evolution of theory and practice about the provision of products and services, ranging from traditional models of design and delivery to contemporary approaches to co-creation and co-production, where the governance of relations that cut across societal and organisational sectors is of central importance.

The course will examine logics associated with hierarchical versus network perspectives on governance, the challenges associated with the management of ambiguous sectoral and organisational boundaries and the consequences of these developments for professionals involved in leading organisations.

Entry requirements...

The course is for business professionals with experience in leadership and management.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
05/06/202007/06/2020Fri-Sun, all day£1500Apply online

Course fees

This course runs over two weekends, Friday to Sunday inclusive, and costs £1,500. 

All tuition materials are included, and students can access the full range of University learning resources. 

Discounts are available for University of Hertfordshire staff, students and alumni. 

Teaching methods

Our teaching and learning methods enable the development and sharing of skills and knowledge and are built on an expectation of active involvement in the course.

A participative style is used throughout to enable students to learn from each other as well as from teaching staff. Experiential learning is central to our teaching philosophy.

There is a considerable emphasis on the utilisation of theory and knowledge to make sense of your own and fellow participants' experiences at work. Case study material is widely used alongside case histories developed by fellow participants.

To ensure you gain real world business insights, we combine group based learning with practical applications. 

Course tutor

The course is led by Dr Ioannis Gkliatis.

Dr Gkliatis is Deputy Director of the MBA programme. His research interests include corporate governance and the impact of the external environment, including boards of directors, strategic planning, corporate reputation and decision-making.