Learning How to Lift Yourself; Management Training

By Ledger, Wendy | The Evening Standard (London, England), June 12, 2001 | Go to article overview

Learning How to Lift Yourself; Management Training


Ledger, Wendy, The Evening Standard (London, England)


Byline: WENDY LEDGER

TODAY'S modern managers cannot afford to stand still, business success is increasingly dependent on ideas and knowledge and that means continual training is an essential part of successful management development.

Access to learning continues to improve, and increasing numbers of educational institutions are offering more and more flexible approaches to management training, enabling modern busy managers to gain access to training programmes at times that suit them best.

The MBA continues to be one of, if not the most popular, option for those entering or aiming for senior management, but the intensity of the course often makes it a difficult qualification to acquire for managers in pressurised roles. The European College of Business Management, based in EC2, is one institution adapting to the training needs of modern managers and offers a "fast track" but flexible standardised MBA programme that can be delivered in a choice of locations in Europe.

Recognised and accredited programmes are important to those who are serious about their management training, and the MBA is not the only qualification suitable for modern commercial managers.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a recognised qualification for the accountancy profession, is attracting increasing numbers of managers who are not necessarily finance specialists but who are looking to expand and develop their commercial management skills.

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