Through courses, research or consultancy, Worcester Business School can help your business to:
  • Develop your people
  • Engage your customers
  • Innovate and grow
  • Optimise and secure your IT systems

We work with key decision makers in a variety of private, public and third sector organisations, many of whom have been regular clients over a number of years.

We are members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS). Also, we are accredited or recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), Chartered Institute of Management (CIM), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), and Sage.

We also work closely with a number of other professional organisations including the Worcester Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), Chamber of Commerce, British Computer Society, Business Development Consultancy, Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors and the Leadership Trust. We are aided by the School’s Employers’ Advisory Board, which is comprised of a wide range of employer organisations from the public, private and professional sectors, and meets on a regular basis to review and comment on our future development plans. We are also aided by a select group of Entrepreneurs In Residence who work with us to develop enterprise education to support our student entrepreneurs.

Develop your people

Do you want to develop and inspire your people? Depending on your needs and budget, we offer a range of inspirational and engaging open and customised courses, as well as bespoke research projects, training and consultancy.

Professional courses

Leading to Excellence

Our Leading to Excellence programme is an accredited CPD framework applicable to all management levels from supervisor to Chief Executive. We are the only course provider to offer you professional accreditation on successful completion of a Leading to Excellence course. The Leading to Excellence consists of a variety of modules, delivered using a combination of group work, simulation, case studies, high impact presentations, and supported by online resources. The courses focus upon application, with real world scenarios, underpinned with academic rigour, and can lead to nationally recognised Leadership and Management qualifications, up to MBA Level.

Our first level courses are the University Certificate in Developing Team Leaders and the University Diploma in Leadership and Management (UDLM)

The next level allows the opportunity to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership & Management, and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership & Management.

The next level offers the opportunity to achieve an MBA in Executive Leadership & Management Our MBA, either full-time or part time is designed to combine the reality of industry with robust academic thinking to enhance both your own career and the strategies, operations and performance of your entire business. Because our MBA builds upon the UDLM and the PG qualifications, at the end of each year of the MBA, delegates can update their CV with a qualification as they progress through the course.

Postgraduate courses

In addition to our professional courses, we also offer a range of Postgraduate courses relating to leadership and development:

Bespoke courses, research and consultancy

Do you have a particular area in which you would like to develop your people? Let us work with you to develop a bespoke course, allowing your people to develop the specific skills they need and perhaps receive an executive qualification. Is there something you would like to research? Let us conduct a bespoke research project for you to help you gain objective insights and develop practical solutions to your business issues. Maybe you would like some expert advice? Our experts in the Business School also offer consultancy to help you make the best decisions for your business.

Unique areas of specialism

We have unique practical expertise in areas including coaching and training (Dr Rebecca Jones), psychopathy in the workplace (Dr Holly Andrews), and change management (Dr Mark Loon). Within WBS, we have also developed two psychometric tests; the Time Personality Indicator and the Career Competency Indicator which can be used to profile your people and identify effective development solutions. Find out more about these tests. We have a research group dedicated to Careers and Leadership Development.

Engage your customers

Do you want to attract new customers? Understand how they think? Retain them? Engage them? Depending on your needs and budget, we offer courses, bespoke research projects, training and consultancy.

Bespoke courses, research and consultancy

Would your sales or marketing people benefit from a qualification in marketing, sales or relationship management to help improve their customer engagement? Let us work with you to develop a bespoke course, allowing your people to develop the skills they need and perhaps receive an executive qualification. Is there something about your marketing or customer that you would like to research? Let us conduct a bespoke research project for you to help you gain objective insights and develop practical solutions. Maybe you would like some expert advice? Our experts in the Business School also offer consultancy to help you make the best decisions for your business.

Unique areas of specialism

We have unique practical expertise in areas including satisfaction within membership organisations (Dr Helen Watts), customer-to-customer interaction (Dr Richard Nicholls), and the ageing consumer (Dr Richard Nicholls). We have a research group dedicated to Complex Customer Interaction research.

Innovate and grow

Do you want to launch a new product or service? Depending on your needs and budget, we offer bespoke courses, research, training and consultancy.

Bespoke courses

Would your operations or product development people benefit from a qualification in Operations Management, Risk Management, Sustainability, or Supply Chain Management?  Let us work with you to develop a bespoke course, allowing your people to develop the skills they need and perhaps receive an executive qualification. 

Research and consultancy

Is there something you would like to research? Let us conduct a bespoke research project for you to help you gain objective insights and develop practical solutions to your innovation and growth issues. Do you want to change the way you operate or expand to another market? Let us conduct a strategy innovation workshop to help you make the right decision about which direction to go in. Do you want to become more energy efficient? Let us conduct an energy audit with your business. Maybe you would like some expert advice? Our experts in the Business School also offer consultancy to help you make the best decisions for your business.

Unique areas of specialism

Within WBS, we have unique practical expertise in areas including service innovation (Dr Vessela Warren), enterprise risk management (Dr Abdul Taroun), environmental, social and economic sustainability (Dr Kay Emblen-Perry), international expansion (Dr Laila Kasem) and SME innovation (Chris Boulton and Nigel Walton).  Interested in the academic work we do in this areas? Find out more about the Managing Operations, Risk and Sustainability Research Group (MORS) and the Digital Economy Research Group.

Optimise and secure your IT systems

Do you want to investigate how consumers/employees will adopt or interact with a new system? Depending on your needs and budget, we offer bespoke courses, research, training and consultancy.

Bespoke courses

Would your IT people benefit from a qualification in Usability, or Cyber Security? Let us work with you to develop a bespoke course, allowing your people to develop the skills they need and perhaps receive an executive qualification.

Research and consultancy

Is there something you would like to research? Let us conduct a bespoke research project for you to help you gain objective insights and develop practical solutions to your IT systems. Let us conduct survey/observational research to investigate the usability of your systems. Do you have concerns about the ‘hackability’ of your infrastructure? Let us test the security of your systems and assess the level of threat. Maybe you would like some expert advice? Our experts in the Business School also offer consultancy to help you make the best decisions for your business.

Unique areas of specialism

Within WBS, we have unique practical expertise in areas including systems modelling (Dr Joy Garfield) and interactive intelligent systems (Dr Chris Bowers). We also have a research group dedicated to the Digital Economy.

 

Get in touch

To find out how we can help your organisation, call Sally Docherty on 01905 85 5279 or s.docherty@worc.ac.uk

Find out more about the Worcester Business School team.