Executive Education Symposium: 

The Role of Executive Education in the Level 7 Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

25 October 2017, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

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At this workshop we will examine how best to design and deliver the Level 7 Master's Degree Apprenticeship in Management and the role of Executive Education. This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about government's requirements, about building and maintaining relationships with employers, and designing a programme in line with the framework. Wherever your business school is in the implementation process, there will be opportunities to build on your knowledge base.

Delegates at this event will:

  • Develop an understanding of the procedures, funding mechanisms and infrastructure needed for implementation
  • Ask if it will cannibalise existing executive education, MBAs and EMBAs? And, how can we integrate apprenticeships into existing provision?
  • Explore how to work with employers to coordinate on the design and the delivery of the Level 7 Master’s Degree in Management
  • Consider how to build internal capacity to resource the delivery of the Master's Degree Apprenticeship in Management, in order to meet client expectations
  • Gain insight into how to design a programme that maps to the apprenticeship framework, ensuring it merges practical and academic content together

Speakers include:

Andrew-White

Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

Debbie Lock

Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School (Workshop Chair and Facilitator)

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Jacky Hinton, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Quality, The Open University Business School

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Mike Lucas, Associate Director, Learning, The Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University Business School

Dr Tim Ferris

Dr Tim Ferris, Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering, Defence Capability Centre for Systems Engineering, Cranfield

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Sue Cundell, Independent Higher Education Professional

Pete Moore

Pete Moore, Skill Group Leader, Systems Engineering, QinetiQ

Other speakers include:

  • Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, CMI
  • Carole Forbes, Programme Delivery Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
9.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean, Executive Education & Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee 
Dr Deborah LockDeputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School, Workshop chair and facilitator 
 10:10 An overview of the Level 7 Master’s Degree in Management, the funding procedures and infrastructure needed for implementation
We will hear about the details of the apprenticeship levy and what the funding process is. We will also discuss if this is a sustainable model of higher education.
Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, CMI
10:40 Managing the impact on existing programmes, enhancing your portfolio and how to avoid cannibalising the market
Here, we explore the best ways in which Executive Education and the Master’s Degree Apprenticeship in Management can exist side by side, and if the latter can act as a complimentary offer within a portfolio
11:10 Coffee
11:40 How to build internal capacity to resource delivery and provide a good service
We will look at the best way to manage internal resources to produce a strong educational experience, without over-stretching your faculty and administrative staff
Carole Forbes, Programme Delivery Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
12:20 Working together - A case study of an employer/provider partnership
We will examine a Master's Degree Apprenticeship that is entering it's third year. We will hear from both sides - the provider and the employer - on the different challenges and successes they have experienced. This is a useful opportunity to learn how to build and maintain a strong working relationship with employers and about best practice for monitoring and reporting apprenticeship data
Dr Tim Ferris, Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering for Defence Capability, Centre for Systems Engineering, Cranfield
Pete Moore, Skill Group Leader, Systems Engineering, QinetiQ
13:00 Lunch
14:00 How to develop and deliver a programme 
We will explore the ways business school colleagues have been designing and developing their Master's Degree Apprenticeship in Management programmes and how to develop and coordinate their programme in line with business school faculty and staff capacity. This is a vital knowledge sharing opportunity for anyone working in executive education.
Jacky Hinton, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Quality, The Open University Business School
Mike Lucas, Associate Director of Learning, The Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University Business School
14:30 Mapping to a framework – Interactive Session
Participants will have the opportunity to understand curriculum mapping against the standard, and how to develop an innovative and challenging programme that meets the needs of the employer, the institute and the student. Participants will be provided with an MBA outline as a starting point.
Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School, Workshop Chair and Facilitator
15:30 A review of the mapping exercise
Participants will hear from an independent higher education professional on the strengths and limitations of the programmes that have been developed in the room. Participants will leave the workshop with a series of draft learning outcomes along with an indicative assessment, and will have gained a critical understanding of best practice.
  Sue Cundell, Independent Higher Education Professional
15:45 Closing remarks
16:00 Close
  • Directors of Executive Education
  • Heads of Apprenticeships
  • Associate Deans of Learning and Teaching
  • Associate Deans of Postgraduate Learning and Teaching
  • Directors of Business Development

Nottingham Business School,
Nottingham Trent University,
Burton Street,
Nottingham,
NG1 4BU

Places are £175 per delegate. Group bookings save 25%. To register click on the 'Register now' button.

This event is for Chartered ABS Members only. Click here to check if your institution is a member. Interested in becoming a member? Please get in touch with Barney Roe.

If you have any queries, please contact Mariam Batchelor at mariam.batchelor@charteredabs.org or on +44(0)20 7634 9584