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Sharpen your leadership acumen and elevate your career

Looking to sharpen your leadership acumen and elevate your career to new heights? The key objectives revolve around equipping participants with management knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking. It focuses on developing effective managers capable of making informed decisions, leading teams, and driving organisational success.

On completion of both the Skills Development and Management Development Programmes you will be awarded a BSN Certificate in Management.

You can expect the following outcomes on completion of the Management Development Programme

Leadership Fundamentals

Build a strong leadership foundation, refine your leadership philosophy, and master essential management principles.

Advanced Decision – Making and Strategy

Hone your decision-making abilities, strategise effectively, and develop a vision for organisational success.

Effective Communication and Team Building

Enhance your communication skills, foster collaboration, and create high-performing teams.

Conflicts Resolution and Change Management

Manage conflicts adeptly, lead through change, and navigate organisational transitions with finesse.

Financial Management for Managers

Grasp financial essentials, make informed decisions, and contribute to your organisation.

Talent Management and Human Resources

Attract, develop, and retain top talent, and understand the intricacies of HR management.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Foster innovation, embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, and drive growth in your organisation.

Strategic Marketing and Market Expansion

Develop marketing strategies, explore market expansion opportunities, and stay ahead of the competition.

Technology Integration and Digital Transformation

Leverage technology trends, drive digital transformation, and harness the power of tech in management.


Workshop 1: Action Learning and Learning to Learn

Duration: One Day

The workshop introduces students to Action Learning and Learning to Learn principles, enabling them to contribute to workplace learning organisations, while also exploring contemporary topics and their implications in the business environment.

Workshop 2: Managing Human Resources

Duration: Two Days

The workshop boosts managerial effectiveness through acquainting students with Human Resources Management principles, emphasising real-world application, and addressing contemporary topics impacting their organisations.

Workshop 3: Managing Marketing

Duration: Two Days

The workshop boosts managerial effectiveness by introducing Marketing Management principles for critical assessment of the organisation’s marketing function and addressing contemporary business topics.

Workshop 4: Managing Operations

Duration: Two Days

The workshop improves managerial effectiveness by introducing students to the conceptual framework and principles of operations and quality management, enabling critical assessment of their organisation’s operations function, and addressing contemporary business topics.

Workshop 5: Managing Finance

Duration: Two Days

The workshop boosts managerial effectiveness by introducing students to the conceptual framework and key principles of Financial Management, enabling critical assessment of their organisation’s financial function.

Workshop 6: Managing Information

Duration: Two Days

The workshop enhances managerial effectiveness by introducing students to information technology’s conceptual framework, emphasising information’s strategic role and value, and addressing human resources issues in the ‘informative age.’

Workshop 7: Managing Strategy

Duration: Two Days

The workshop delves into the debate surrounding detailed organisational strategies, comparing them to intuitive approaches and aiming to empower employees to critically assess their organisation’s strategy.

Workshop 8: Presentation Skills

Duration: Two Days

This workshop focuses on presentation skills for managers, emphasising effective idea communication, providing practical guidelines and video analysis to equip participants for confident delivery of high-quality, persuasive presentations.

Workshop 9: Decision – Making & Creativity

Duration: Three Days

The workshop emphasises decision-making as a vital process, relevant to individual and organisational behavior, emphasising its direct relevance to management processes where managers design, regulate, and select decision-making methods in addition to making decisions.

Workshop 10: Project Management

Duration: Three Days

The workshop underscores projects as a effective management tool, emphasising their focus-maintaining and change-implementation capabilities, and highlighting project management’s widespread use in business.

Who it's for

Designed for managers seeking to amplify their impact

This programme is exclusively designed for managers seeking to amplify their impact and lead with excellence. Discover the keys to managerial success, develop leadership prowess, and shape your professional destiny. Enroll today and take the definitive step towards a future of managerial greatness.

Upon completing the Management Development Programme, you will:

  • Excel as a confident and capable manager.
  • Lead with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Make informed decisions and solve complex problems.
  • Drive financial success within your organisation.
  • Successfully plan, execute and manage projects.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and employee engagement.
  • Navigate the challenges of modern management with ease.

Full course fee:

  • EUR 4,900 (VAT Exempt)
    Full tuition
  • EUR 1,750 (VAT Exempt)
    SDG scholarship applicable to applicants from eligible developing countries.


  • Study materials
  • Online coaching
  • Assessments

Payment options

Payment options are available. Please contact us for more information.

How to Apply

Start your application

Have you found the perfect programme with us? Awesome! Start your application.

Step 1 (optional) : Schedule a personal consultation

During a personal consultation you will receive a detailed explanation of the programme and will have the opportunity to ask all your questions. In addition, our advisor will work with you to see whether this programme is in line with your work, ambitions and curriculum expectations.

Step 2: Fill out the online application form

It’s important to fill out the application correctly and attach all the supporting documents requested.  As soon as we receive your application, you will be sent an email with instructions of your next steps.

Step 3: Permission from your employer

In addition to these admission requirements, it is important that you have the opportunity to carry out projects and research in your own and/or another organisation. You therefore need permission from your employer/client. If you do not have an organisation where you can carry out your projects, we have an (inter)national Alumni network and many of these alumni offer our students the opportunity to carry out projects with them. Do you want more information? Ask our study advisors.

Programme advice?

Graham Booysen
Start date
25 October 2024
Registration deadline
2 weeks in advance
€4.900,- (Tax-free)65% Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries.
Duration of programme
6 months
8 to 10 hours per week
Number of participants
16 - 24

I learn with the intent of reaching my full potential, endeavoring to refine my methods and address challenges and solve problems efficiently.

Udoka Ezeagu
Internal Auditor at Pertinence Group

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BSN Alumnus Walter van der Vlist MBA

BSN develops great leaders who

are responsible
You look ahead and contribute solutions to today's challenges.
initiate change
You build trust among all stakeholders in the organisation, encourage collaboration and different views, and ensure structured teamwork.
make informed decision
You understand the organisation and the urgency of change, and create value, bringing improvements that are realistic.
are results-driven
You go for real results with a focus on impact, working towards clear goals for the future and ensuring that they are actually achieved.

Our lecturers have earned their stripes extensively in the field. In addition to their field experience, they also have a good understanding of business models and strategies, making them uniquely capable of bridging the gap between strategy and practice.

Mike Janssen

Operations Management

Bernie van Zijl

Information & International Management

Pierre Strydom

Marketing & International Management, Research Methodology

Dr. Lee Kingma

Human Resource Management


Frequently asked questions

We have listed frequently asked questions for you. Is your question not listed? Then get in touch. We are happy to assist you online with personal, non-binding educational advice. Contact our advisors via +27(0)82 688 7399 or

How long does it take to complete this programme?

This programme consists of 18 different workshops delivered over 6 months in interactive online classes. You will need approximately 10 hours per week to complete the programme.

Are there any admission requirements for this programme?

This programme requires students to hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

Will I write tests or exams to be assessed in this programme, and do I receive certification?

There are no traditional tests or exams for our programmes. You will complete a self assessment, a peer assessment, a mentor assessment and a action learning project in order to pass this programme and be awarded with a certificate.

What if I don't have an organisation to carry out the final assignment?

First, try to find a company within your own network where you can apply the final assignments. If that doesn’t work out, don’t worry. As Business School Netherlands, we have a (inter)national Alumni network, including the alumni association Tractus. Many MBA graduates express their willingness to offer students the opportunity to work on projects with them. For more information, please contact us.

What is the average study load?

The average study load is 10 hours per week. This includes online sessions, preparatory reading and projects.

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