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The Open University

Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

The Open University via FutureLearn

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Understand the foundations of management and leadership

This online course will provide an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge you need when becoming a manager.

It has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the leading authority on management and leadership in the UK.

As such, it will give you the opportunity to learn from both academic experts and experienced practitioners, who have achieved the CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, or experienced managers with few or no formal qualifications. It will enable you to demonstrate your continuous professional development and go on to achieve a CMI Level 5 Award as part of the Management and Leadership, Essentials program. If you also complete and pass the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program, you’ll earn another CMI Level 5 Award. Together, these two awards will give you a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – the next step to Chartered Manager status.

We’ve extended the final assessment date

Due to demand we have extended the final assessment registration date until 28th February 2021. We’re working to extend this further and will update this page as soon as this is confirmed.

Taught by

Angela Lilley


4.8 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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  • Melissa R
    A comprehensive course with many fundamental knowledge about management, therefore it's good for people without formal degree in management but currently working as managers. There are many theories with examples and also practices, complete with templates to apply the knowledge on the current workplace.
  • Anonymous
    I have only done the first week, but I am really enjoying the material and the format of the course. Very good for a self-starter, not sure how people would go if they were told they "had" to complete the course.
  • Kan Gueh Kan Lapdhor
    the course is powerfull that will help me in my carreer life becuase it link with my degree that am doing it right now at midlands state university
  • Anonymous
    I am Dawlatbek from Afghanistan and very interested in management and leadership. I was searching in internet and found it very crucial for my future career. Through this, I will build my skills on how to manage a team within any organization and to learn how to lead a group of the modern world, this is very important to learn the updated material via different sources.thanks for proving such useful course and hope to continue it and finish in the upcoming weeks.looking forward to hearing a positive answer.

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