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CEBA Alumni Share Their Experiences

2 September 2015

The CEBA is often compared to a full MBA course, due to its focus on business management excellence. Whilst offering a blended learning experience, through the use of academic principles and practical insights. Our CEBA programme has been designed by the award winning Salford business school, voted the Times Business School of the year 2014. The CEBA course unlike an MBA is set over 5 days of intense learning, minimising disruption to your business. Yet the course still covers in depth the 4 main pillars of the MBA and business today; strategy, marketing, business and finance.

Below is a selection of quotes taken from our CEBA alumni, after successfully completing the 5 day intensive course. In the run up to our October start date we will be speaking with CEBA alumni in more detail, giving insights into their experiences. In the meantime please check out our schedule for all 5 days of the programme.

 

“Fantastic Course. Perfectly pitched and delivered to give senior professionals a robust overview of business critical factors. Delivered in an engaging and interactive way, which reflects the free limited time senior professionals have.” Group Business Director

 

“What a fantastic course. Packed with content and delivered in a professional knowledgeable and enthusiastic way. I am confident I will be able to incorporate elements of the sessions covered. Particularly those relating to the development of a digital media strategy. I would definitely recommend SPD  colleagues and will undertake the training with them in the future.” Research Administrator

 

“The course covers all the vital areas on how to build and manage a successful business” Sales Director

 

“The Quality of the material is of an extremely high standard. The knowledge and experience of the academics delivering the course was second to none. They were engaging at all times and were able to apply theory to real world scenarios.” Director

 

“I have learnt a huge amount in 5 days and met an interesting mix of people. Everything has been exceptionally well run from beginning to end and the enthusiasm of everyone involved in delivery has been faultless. Thank you.” Director/Consultant

 

“A pleasure to attend. Very Knowledgeable staff able to convey in a great way. At times the pace seemed fast but by mid-week I had settled into the pace”. Director

 

“I would certainly recommend this course to others” Office Manager

 

The next enrollment commences in October in Salford, with limited places available. The course is not restricted to the North West with our Central London course starting in November of this year; secure your place now. There is also availability in February and April 2016 if required.

October 12th 2015 Manchester enrol here 

November 23rd 2015 London enrol here

February 22nd 2016 Manchester enrol here

Introducing our CEBA Series

28 August 2015

Our CEBA series will showcase the Certificate in Executive Business Administration course, brought to you by Salford Business School in both Salford and London. The series will include interviews with our selected course tutors, all of which are highly respected business experts and academics, delivering a unique learning experience.

The series will also include insights from our high calibre CEBA alumni, providing you with a great understanding of what the course entails, and what can be learned from enrolling onto a CEBA course. Importantly the insights will demonstrate how a CEBA can make a positive impact on your career, particularly in a leadership capacity.

The CEBA is often compared to a full MBA course, due to its focus on business management excellence. Whilst offering a blended learning experience, through the use of academic principles and practical insights. Our CEBA programme has been designed by the award winning Salford business school, voted the Times Business School of the year 2014. The CEBA course unlike an MBA is set over 5 days of intense learning, minimising disruption to your business. Yet the course still covers in depth the 4 main pillars of the MBA and business today; strategy, marketing, business and finance.

We hope you enjoy the CEBA series, and if you want any more information with regards to our CEBA course or any of our programmes please get in touch below.

The next enrolment commences in October in Salford, with limited places available. The course is not restricted to the North West with our Central London course starting in November of this year; secure your place now. There is also availability in February and April 2016 if required.

October 12th 2015 Manchester enrol here

November 23rd 2015 London enrol here

February 22nd 2016 Manchester enrol here

 

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Leaders on leadership

25 August 2015

A great way to learn about leadership and what is takes to be an exceptional leader is to listen to those that have excelled in leadership positions. Individuals that have led multi-million pound companies, driven innovation, and changed the way we live our lives.

How can Professional Development help you?

A key theme from the selection of business leaders presented in this blog is the need for aspiring leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to develop their own skills. Jack Welch the ex CEO and chairman of General Electric states “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself, when you become a leader success is all about growing others”

Importantly in order to become a leader you need to grow yourself.

Bill Gates the computer Mogul and philanthropist supports the need to help others develop “we look ahead into the next century,leaders will be those that empower others.” This is not limited to aspiring leaders as Indrya Nooyi the CEO of Pepsi states.

“Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organisation, I’ve never forgotten them.”

Adding to your current skill set will enable you to empower your staff, whilst providing you with the tools to present your vision. James Dyson the innovator behind Dyson Vacuum cleaners sums this notion up perfectly

“How pretty a sketch looks isn’t important it’s all about communicating ideas to those around you”

Alan Sugar agrees with James Dyson’s emphasis on ‘communication’ by drawing links between being a good leader, and the ability to present a clear vision. “A good leader is not necessarily the most popular person in their business, but the best ones are liked because they are respected for their clarity and vision”

Steve Jobs: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”

Karren Brady, who is known most notably for paving the way for women in the football boardroom, believes that ambition is realizing to champion your career. One way of championing your career is to invest into it, thus continuing to be at the forefront of your industry. Warren Buffett firmly believes that “if you’re going to be thinking anything you might as well think big”.

The Certificate in Executive Business Administration (CEBA) often referred to as the ‘Mini MBA’, is ideal for those that ‘think big’. The course created by Salford University, Times Education Business School of the Year 2014. The 5 day course covers, leadership and development, customer value, search and social media, financial management, and organisational strategy. The CEBA course is ideal for directors, senior managers, middle managers and aspiring leaders.

The next enrolment commences in October in Salford, with limited places available. The course is not restricted to the North West with our Central London course starting in November of this year; secure your place now. There is also availability in February and April 2016 if required.

Before you do here is one more quote from the Virgin Boss, Richard Branson,

 “You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice; you’ve got to question leaders on occasion.”