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Aston Professional Managers Award



With the Aston Professional Managers' Award, you can accelerate your career, while delivering measurable impact in your organisation from day one.

The programme gives you an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles in key management disciplines- strategy, operations, finance, people management, project management and marketing - that you need to move forward in your career. Crucially, you will also learn how to apply these principles to improve decision-making within your organisation.

Who is it for?

The Aston Professional Managers' Award has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of managers or young professionals:

  • You may need to develop a greater understanding of other business functions, in order to be more effective in your existing management role, and progress to more senior positions.
  • Or you may have a few years’ business experience and be looking to take the next step into management.

The programme will prepare you for future leadership positions with an emphasis on making difficult decisions and dealing with cross-functional issues.

The Aston Experience

As a member of the Aston community, you will benefit from our proven heritage of over thirty years’ successful professional management development delivered to thousands of individuals from hundreds of organisations of all sizes and all sectors.

The trainers have been chosen for their real-world, commercial experience and represent a wide international background, with a broad range of management expertise and cultural knowledge.  They are able to share insights based on practical research and applicable strategic thinking. 

The programme gives you the opportunity to step outside your day to day routines, to move out of your comfort zone and deliver impact back into your organisation. 

We hope that the positive impact you receive from the programme will be the start of a long-term beneficial relationship with Aston Business School - something we believe is an integral and important aspect of the Aston Professional Managers' Award.

"I very much enjoyed the course and my time at Aston.  A great group of people on the course, delivering the programmes, and the venue too; great campus, accommodation and easy links to the city centre and London."
Andy Thompson, Senior Investment Manager, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

"I’ve certainly taken a lot out of the Professional Managers’ Award.  It has helped me to view issues differently and changed my approach to dealing with them."
Thomas Cripps, Business Improvement Manager, Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd.

"I was very pleased with the course delivery, and the interaction with fellow attendees - as well as your facilities (as you know I spend much of my time visiting business schools so am able to benchmark pretty well!)"
James Barker, Market Development Manager (Europe), Graduate Management Admission Council.

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