Open programmes in Executive Education and Professional Development

Leaders and managers make the difference

Better qualified and empowered managers not only make better leaders, but typically they recognise and manage talent in their organisations.

Accredited programmes are at the heart of our offer and can be client based (see Customised solutions) or open programmes.

Some examples of postgraduate taught programmes are shown below.


The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) is a prestigious qualification designed to enhance leaders’ expertise in a specific field and provide a career competitive edge. This programme offers a focused and intensive curriculum, providing learners with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to your workplace. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding in your current field or expand your skills, a PGDip can open doors to exciting opportunities and higher levels of professional recognition. A PGDip will help learners gain the confidence and competence to tackle complex challenges and make significant contributions at work.


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a globally recognised degree which equips professionals with a comprehensive understanding of business principles, strategic thinking, and leadership skills. This rigorous programme is designed to develop your managerial capabilities and enhance your decision-making abilities in a dynamic and competitive business environment. An MBA from Liverpool Business School provides you with the knowledge, networks, and credentials to drive success. Through a combination of coursework, practical projects, and real-world experiences, an MBA empowers you to become a well-rounded and influential business leader.


The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of academic achievement in the field of business. It is a research-based programme which focuses on advancing knowledge and expertise in business practice and management theory. As a DBA candidate, you will delve into complex business issues, conduct rigorous research, and contribute to the development of innovative strategies and solutions. This programme is designed for experienced professionals who seek to make a significant impact in their industry through original research and thought leadership. With a DBA, you'll be equipped with the highest level of expertise and credibility to shape the future of business and drive transformative change.

Degree Apprenticeships

Liverpool Business School has a growing portfolio of in-demand apprenticeships.

View our Degree Apprenticeship courses.

Senior Leader Apprenticeship Level 7

The Senior Leader Apprenticeship at Level 7 is a comprehensive programme which combines academic learning with on-the-job training, enabling experienced professionals to enhance their leadership capabilities. It can also be the first stage towards the MBA or MSc in Leadership and Development. This apprenticeship is designed for individuals who already hold senior leadership positions or aspire to reach such roles in their organisations. Throughout the programme, you'll develop advanced strategic thinking, effective decision-making, and exemplary management skills. The apprenticeship provides a platform to apply your learning directly at work, ensuring immediate and tangible impact. Completing the Senior Leader Apprenticeship Level 7 signifies your expertise and commitment to continuous professional development, positioning you as a highly capable and influential leader.

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at Level 6 offers a unique opportunity for aspiring managers to acquire a recognised degree qualification while gaining valuable work experience. The Liverpool Business School apprenticeship combines academic study with practical application, enabling you to develop a solid foundation in management principles and essential skills. As a Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice, you'll learn to lead teams, make effective decisions, and navigate business environments. It is ideal for individuals who are early in their managerial careers or seeking to transition into managerial roles. By completing this apprenticeship, you'll demonstrate your commitment to professional development and gain the prestigious Chartered Manager status, showcasing your competence and potential as a successful manager.

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