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Action Learning Leadership Programme (Online ALLP)

Get a strong set of skills for management or entrepreneurship


The Action Learning Leadership Programme is a 6-month executive online course that introduces you to management theory and skills on a Masters education level.

This programme is the ideal starting point if you are considering doing an MBA in the future. Students who successfully complete this short programme will receive exemption for Phase 1 of the International Action Learning MBA.

Quick Facts: Online ALLP
  • Taught in English
  • Delivered online in a combination of self-study and virtual interactive sessions 
  • Uses the unique Action Learning methodology
  • Focus 100% on real-time topics of relevance to you or your organisation
  • Highly experienced international faculty 
  • Inspired by international and valued peers from various business backgrounds
  • Maximum of 8 participants per group
What are the benefits?
  • Gain new and improved personal leadership skills
  • Develop the knowledge and hands-on skills to meet existing and future organisational and personal challenges
  • Deliverable a measure return on investment on your project
  • Learn how to benefit from other disciplines and industries and apply new insights to your personal work environment
  • Be able to analyse your organisation and staff
  • Broaden and deepen your internal and external network
You qualify for the Online ALLP if you:
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma certificate
  • Have reliable internet access and a personal computer
  • Have a minimum of 2 years relevant postgraduate work experience
  • If English is not your mother tongue, you will be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS language test result. The minimum pass mark for TOEFL is 550 (paper); 213 (computer) or 79/80 (internet based) and IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent in English are exempt from this requirement.
The following modules are covered during the Online ALLP:

Module 1: Action Learning and Learning to Learn
Module 2: Management and Leadership
Module 3: Decision-making and Creativity
Module 4: Interpersonal Skills
Module 5: Teams and Team Building
Module 6: Presentation Skills
Module 7: Organisational Culture
Module 8: Organisational Structure
Module 9: Operations Management
Module 10: Human Resources Management
Module 11: Marketing Management
Module 12: Financial Management
Module 13: Information Management
Module 14: Strategic Management

Organisational Analysis (OA) + Action Learning Literature Review (ALLR)

Programme Duration: 6 months
Course Delivery

The course is delivered through BSN’s online learning environment. To help you maintain a work-life balance during the course, the content is divided into fourteen manageable modules that you can complete online in your own time at your own pace, keeping in mind the mandatory submission deadlines.


Students will be required to write an Organisational Analysis (OA) of their company and undertake an Action Learning Literature Review (ALLR). This is based upon your current leadership skills and competencies, and you will be encouraged throughout the programme to consider areas for development. Students are encouraged to read all information and modules provided in order to complete their assignments.

Start Dates 2023

24 May 2023

20 September 2023

15 November 2023


EUR 1,000 (VAT Exempt)

EUR 500 (VAT Exempt) – Partial scholarship fee applicable to applicants from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean

Included: ALLP study materials, online coaching and assessments
Payment options are available. Please contact us for more information
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Action Learning group session
‘An MBA allows people to expand their knowledge on their chosen sector issues. I find this to be crucial, especially in emerging countries.’
Matilde Gomes Mendes

MBA Alumna, Guinea-Bissau

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