The course is delivered through a flexible blend of virtual classes and face-to-face workshops at our historic Ashridge Estate campus, over a period of 3.5 years. Assessments are relevant to the employing organization and are designed to challenge established thinking and drive innovation. Working with peers and Ashridge faculty, participants get to explore, imagine and engage in a safe and supportive environment, with the goal of applying their learning in the context of their organization.
The program starts with a half-day introduction at the beginning of the first module. After that, each module consists of 1.5 days face-to-face learning (residentials) and six weeks of virtual study, as well as continuous on the job learning and application of knowledge.
This program is designed with three key themes in mind: Managing Self and Others, New Age Business and Ecosystems, and Business in Action. The program structure allows participants to progress through these themes, exploring themselves as leaders while understanding the challenges of a constantly evolving business environment.
Year 1 consists of the following six modules:
- Managing Self
- Emotional Intelligence
- Digital Business
- Dynamic Organizations
- Business Strategy
- Sales & Marketing
Year 2 consists of the following six modules:
- Leading Others
- The Dynamic Leader
- Collaborations & Relationships
- Managing Finance
- Business Challenges
Year 3 consists of the following six modules:
- Leading Teams
- Managing People
- Managing Operations
- Project Management
- New Age Business
- Business of brands
In Year 3, participants undertake a 24-week long Strategic Work-based Project (SWBP)
- Stage 1 & 2: Research Methods (30 credits, 4,000 words)
- Stage 3, 4 & 5: Strategic work-based management report and presentation (60 credits, 10,000 words)
Ashridge will also provide the option of customized modules for those clients, who wish to develop the management and leadership skills of entire cohorts of employees. This ensures that program content is relevant to the context of your industry and the culture of your organization, with the possibility of in-house teaching at your organization.
The Ashridge Level 6 Bachelors in Business & Management is developed, delivered, and assessed by Ashridge. The degree accreditation will be validated and awarded by Coventry University.