School of Leadership and Management

For globally connected future leaders

 
About the school
The School of Leadership and Management provides an exciting and unique approach to your education. With courses developed in collaboration with our partner employers, thought leaders, and successful alumni across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to put proven leadership and management skills and techniques into practice during your degree studies.
At Undergraduate level our BA (Hons) degree options include a general focus on business, or you can select one of our dedicated pathways for finance, human resources management, marketing or tourism. At Master's level we offer a range of MBA options and an MSc in engineering management. Our courses are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and are developed by our select academic team, all of whom are highly experienced industry practitioners that place your future success at centre of their focus. Studying with us means you’ll be at the crest of the latest developments and concepts and develop the skills to enable you to put these into practice in today’s management environment.
Gaining a degree with the School of Leadership and Management provides you with an almost endless list of possible careers pathways. Many of our alumni gained significant promotions as a result of completing their degree study with us; others have used their business qualification as a catalyst for a change of career. If you have an entrepreneurial flair, we’ll help you develop the skills needed to launch your own business or encourage you to succeed in any number of fields from banking, and retail, to leisure, transport, or the technology sector.
 
Arden in numbers
student satisfaction
95%
student satisfaction
95% of our graduates said they were satisfied with the Arden University learning experience.
of careers transformed
90%
of careers transformed
90% of Arden graduates say their career possibilities have been enhanced by studying with us.*
global study locations
7
global study locations
Study from anywhere online, on campus in Berlin, or at one of our five UK study centres, including three locations in London.
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
9/10
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
In recognition of our continued commitment to our students, we were named number one education business in the 2020 Education Investor Awards.

Faculty staff

Dr Alison Watson

Dr. Alison Watson is the Head of School for Leadership and Management, she was also the Programme Team Leader for UG Business and Accounting programmes. Having taught at Arden for 15 years, she has supported many students on various management courses at all levels of study. Prior to this, Alison was an operations and project manager for a number of large retailers, and therefore has a wealth of experience in the field of business and management.

Dr Alison Watson
Head of School of Leadership and Management 
Hugh Smith
Hugh Smith
Deputy Programme Team Leader – Accounting and Finance
Dr. Chuma Osuchukwu
Dr. Chuma Osuchukwu
Senior Lecturer
David Harris
David Harris
Lecturer
 Dr Phungmayo Horam
Dr Phungmayo Horam
Academic Lead
Keith Wong
Keith Wong
Programme Team Leader

Accrediting bodies and industry partners

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development in the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals.
Business Graduates Association (BGA)
Business Graduates Association (BGA)
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning.