Executive Certificate in Leadership
Executive Certificate in Leadership
Master the art of exceptional leadership and be the driving force behind the team.
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Suitable for

Leaders (organisations, teams, people and projects) with at least 3 years' management experience and a good undergraduate degree or equivalent


Autumn 2022






9,500€ (+ VAT 19%), 10% discount for Henley alumni

Programme length

7 months

At a glance

  • Lead within rapidly changing organisations
  • Inspire and instil leadership in others
  • Understand how to make individuals and teams thrive
  • Take decisive action in uncertain situations
  • Lead across organisational and departmental boundaries


The Henley Executive Certificate in Leadership is a part-time Certificate programme, leading up to a Diploma, or even a Masters (MA) degree in Leadership. It is a part-time programme designed to fit with your working commitments. You will develop your leadership capability and learn how to maximise the performance of your team. This enables you to become a leader who is analytical and self-aware, with a strong sense of responsibility; someone who understands how to make people thrive, and who has the confidence to take the organisation forward.

When developing the programme, we undertook extensive research and consulted with leaders from large and small corporates, the public sector, government departments and social enterprises. As a result, the programme is challenging yet rewarding and relevant, designed to have an immediate practical impact on both you and your organisation. In addition to the relevant content taught during this programme, the German cohorts will benefit from in-depth business mentoring and additional professional networking within the Northern (Hamburg intakes) and Southern (Munich intakes) business communities as part of Henley’s increased collaboration with relevant business communities.

You can choose to commit to the full MA Leadership from the start or complete one stage at a time. At the stage you decide to complete your studies you will earn an internationally recognised qualification from a triple-accredited, global business school.

Key benefits

For individuals

  • Earn a postgraduate qualification from a triple-accredited global business school without taking a career break
  • Access resources from our online learning portal including books and journals
  • Work with faculty who have practical experience of current organisational working practice and challenges
  • Alumni status: Ongoing networking and development through your Henley Business School and University of Reading alumni status with a 10% discount on the entire programme offering

For businesses

  • Your executive will develop as they study; they will be increasingly informed, motivated and capable of inspiring teams and managing business challenges
  • Henley faculty and your executive's peer study group will provide reflections on strategies used outside of your specific industry
  • The assignments and dissertation completed as part of every stage on the Henley MA Leadership - participants choose the focus of this piece of work, which could be used to examine a current organisational challenge

How to apply

You will be asked to:

  • Provide general application details such as your contact information and career history, including CV
  • Attach electronic copies of academic transcripts, certificates and other supporting information
  • Provide two professional references.

Please contact Dr. Thomas Kunze for more details:


Dr. Thomas Kunze

Director of Operations Henley Business School Germany

"Henley provides the perfect location for reflective and applied learning and the staff have been very supportive of my goals - both for personal learning and applied leadership practice."

Jamie Dormandy, Head of Customer Service and Support, RNIB