Dr Susan Laing, Dean of Teesside University Business School
Dr Susan Laing, Dean of Teesside University Business School

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Teesside University launches new programme to develop entrepreneurial leaders

Teesside University Business School (TUBS) is launching a new MBA programme which aims to build the region’s entrepreneurial leadership skills.

The course will be the flagship programme for the newly launched Business School and has been inspired by Babson College in the United States, a global leader in the teaching of entrepreneurship.

According to the Uni, it will bring together local, national and international leaders with experience in management to learn how to manage complex business challenges in today’s global economic environment.

The course will be offered from January 2018 in a full-time or flexible format with each cohort undertaking international study alongside MBA students at a host university overseas. Partnerships are planned in Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai.

Employers in the region who pay the apprenticeship levy can take advantage of the MBA through an apprenticeship mode of learning through the Professional Manager Degree Apprenticeship which incorporates Chartered Manager Institute competencies.

The MBA launch forms part of a wider major new programme of investment announced for the Businesses School which will position it as a focal point for the support the University gives to individuals and organisations in the region.

This will see the creation of a £21m new home for the school and under the newly appointed Dean, Dr Susan Laing, the launch in 2018 of more new courses and new flexible ways of working with employers.

The Business School has already recently launched a new Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship and undergraduate BA in Team Entrepreneurship this year.

Professor Jane Turner OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement), said: “A central focus for Teesside University Business School is to build the entrepreneurial capability of managers and leaders for the economic benefit of our region and beyond.

“The intent is that every learner on every course that we deliver at TUBS not only acquires knowledge about business but also develops the behaviours and skills they need to succeed at work, particularly building leadership and management capability.

“We can then be confident that both the individuals and the organisations in which they work will thrive, whether in start-up, or growth mode and better placed to deal with the disruption which characterises our global economy.” Dr Susan Laing, Dean of Teesside University Business School, added: “The Business School is positioned to develop leadership talent by working closely with businesses.

“Through our MBA and other flexibly delivered programmes we provide cutting edge knowledge, packaged in attractive delivery modes, for working learners.

“Our graduates, assets to the region, are able to bring innovative solutions to complex problems to support business development across the Tees Valley, nationally and internationally.”

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