Jacobs launches new MSc in Business and Strategic Leadership in UK

by PM Today Staff / 11/19/2018 12:32:03 PM

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has launched a new MSc in Business and Strategic Leadership in the U.K. to develop a cohort of high-potential leaders and accelerate development of the Company’s strategic leadership pipeline and capability.

Jacobs is supporting 28 of its U.K. employees through a tailored Business and Strategic Leadership MSc with Cranfield University’s School of Management. This Cranfield programme has a long history of working with high performing companies, tailoring content to specific corporate priorities. Cranfield’s faculty has worked with Jacobs’ leadership to ensure the MSc programme and course content has been customised to reflect our own strategic priorities and business goals.

“The Business and Strategic Leadership MSc is an opportunity for Jacobs to offer our high-potential employees a post-graduate qualification and personal development opportunity with one of the U.K.’s top business schools,” said Jacobs Director of Learning and Talent Management - Europe, Sally Fern. “Our people will be able to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that underpin successful strategic leadership.”

“The MSc enables us to strengthen our leadership pipeline, improve retention, and create a network of individuals working on projects and initiatives, with the support of Cranfield experts, that contribute to strategy and successful change,” she added.

“We’ll be able to upskill staff whilst they continue working in their roles at Jacobs – they will graduate from the programme with an enhanced ability to research organisational problems from a variety of perspectives, developing more robust solutions to our strategic challenges. We expect to see a transformation in the way that these leaders work.”

Mark Threlfall, Director of Executive Development at Cranfield School of Management, said: “One of our key strengths is our ability to customize our educational offering to meet the strategic priorities of our clients. Working alongside Jacobs we have created a programme that will help develop their future leaders and meet their strategic priorities.”

The bespoke two-and-a-half-year, part-time course will involve a combination of in-person taught modules, remote learning, individual and team-based action learning projects and on-the-job training.

Over the course of the programme, participants will broaden and deepen their Jacobs network, work with Jacobs leaders participating in some of the sessions and, join Cranfield’s active global alumni network of more than 60,000 people.

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