Professional Course

Executive Leadership Programme

GetSmarter, Online
8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Executive Leadership Programme

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of Oxford

In today’s evolving business landscape, there’s a growing need for highly skilled leaders who can navigate complex challenges and empower their teams to succeed. Combining theory and practice, this Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is centred around refining and developing your leadership skills and purpose in line with your company’s strategic focus.

Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll explore core leadership themes, including: power and influence, motivation, authenticity and adaptability, change, complexity, and diversity. Gain the opportunity to critically reflect on your leadership approach, while using practical insights, tools, and frameworks to lead high-performance teams in dynamic environments and through times of change.

Expand your global network online with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as you learn alongside a cohort of like-minded professionals and gain essential skills for the future of work.

Who should attend?

Is this programme for you?

This programme is designed for leaders and managers at all levels who want to further develop their skills to overcome challenges and become a driving force for change in their organisation. The content would support business executives looking to improve their leadership skills, discover or refine their leadership purpose, and make an impact within their business. It would also be helpful for those in senior and middle management who are preparing to move into an executive management role, as well as aspiring leaders who want to gain the confidence to step up.

Training content

Develop a practical leadership framework as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Effective leadership: Leading for high performance

Module 2

The job of the leader: Envisioning and engaging

Module 3

The job of the leader: Choosing and connecting

Module 4

Leading with power and influence

Module 5

Leading teams for effective performance

Module 6

Strategies and models for leading change

Module 7

Mastering complexity and plurality

Module 8

Reflect on your purpose as a leader

Course delivery details


8 weeks Excluding orientation

7–10 hours per week, Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

  • Study executive leadership and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the programme handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the programme.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the programme, as per the stipulated requirements.
  • This Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The programme has an estimated 80 hours of learning.

What will set you apart

On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to lead with impact in your business context.
  • A refined understanding of your leadership purpose and how to align it with your organisation’s purpose.
  • The frameworks and leadership skills needed to overcome modern workplace challenges and manage teams effectively.
  • Strategies for driving change and preparing your organisation for the future.
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and unlimited access to both the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn and 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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