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Executive education open programmes for managers and leaders

Find out how you can transform your capabilities and fuel your career by joining one of our cutting-edge executive education programmes.

Learn with the leaders

Choose from a range of innovative executive development programmes led by renowned management thinkers and practitioners. We’ll equip you for the biggest challenges you face in your job so you can maximise your performance.

Specialist learning

Our difference is that we specialise. We only offer programmes in areas where we have unique insight and expertise. The ideas and methods we teach are based on our rigorous academic research into what we know works in the world’s best companies.

Above all, our programmes are highly practical. We’ll make sure you leave with new skills and tools you can use the moment you’re back in your workplace.

High-quality environments

Join us on campus in the World Heritage City of Bath and you’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities alongside ambitious peers from across industries.

Whatever stage you have reached in your career, our programmes will stimulate, stretch and inspire you.

Choose your open programme

We offer a range of executive education programmes in areas where we have unparalleled expertise.

Help to Grow

Help to Grow is our School of Management’s version of the UK government’s Help to Grow: Management programme.

This 12-week, applied leadership development programme will drive performance, behaviour change, and productivity for managers and decision-makers in small to medium-sized enterprises.

Help to Grow is a hybrid programme consisting of:

  • eight online masterclasses
  • peer-to-peer discussions
  • four face-to-face case studies
  • one-to-one business mentoring

Content includes:

  • strategy and innovation
  • digital adoption
  • internationalisation and winning new markets
  • building a brand
  • developing a marketing strategy
  • vision, mission, and values
  • organisational design
  • employee engagement and leading change
  • high-performance workplace
  • implementing growth plans
  • finance and financial management
  • efficient operations

The Help to Grow: Management programme is 90% subsidised by the government. You'll pay a £750 fee (the full cost would be £7,500).

If you're interested in Help to Grow: Management, you can:

Productivity through People

We run the South West iteration of the Productivity through People programme delivered in partnership with BetheBusiness. This programme is focused on developing leaders working with SME’s across the South West catchment area and is part of the UK government’s industrial strategy and drives to develop world-class management practice to plug “the UK productivity gap.” Sessions centred around leadership, strategy, high performance teams, effective communications, change management and tech adoption, as well as hearing from thought leaders in industry which have previously included Rolls Royce, Lloyds Banking Group, Leonardo Helicopters and EY.

Organisational Coach Accreditation Programme

The TranExec Organisational Coach Accreditation Programme (OCAP) offers participants a unique opportunity to undertake a globally recognised Coaching Qualification (ICF accredited programme). The programme requires an acute readiness to gain a deep sense of awareness and introspection so as to learn and master the skill of Organisational Coaching. Our content is designed for Leaders and Professionals with a strong EQ and a propensity for Coaching to foster an optimal learning environment to drive positive change in teams and organisations.

Leadership and change

International Senior Executive Development Programme
A unique leadership programme that will equip you to drive change, motivate and inspire others and capitalise on emerging opportunities in economies worldwide.

Better Corporate Governance
Critical corporate governance capabilities for aspiring board directors.

Non-Executive Director
Learn what it takes to be a successful and sought-after Non-Executive Director. Based on research with outstanding NEDs around the world.

Generating new business opportunities, the Entrepreneurial mindset
Accelerate innovation and generate new business opportunities in the face of unprecedented levels of change.


Finance for Non-Financial Managers Gain the financial language, skills and understanding to effectively drive financial decisions

Human resources

Managing Talent for Competitive Advantage
Pioneering people management practices that deliver a competitive advantage.

Sales and account management

Client Management for Professional Services
Best practice in client management, business development, sales and marketing, distilled from the world’s top professional services firms.

Find out what participants think

"The content of the programmes is evidence based, yet practical, and the reference points to other companies are really useful for us. We were impressed with the quality of the pre-reading and the case studies." Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer, OVO Energy

"Bath know us well and we are impressed by the team’s willingness to be flexible and work on the partnership. The programme is genuinely bespoke and has made a really significant difference to our business and our senior managers." Bob Pearce, Learning and Development Director, A.S. Watson

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