Open University program

Management and Leadership, Essentials

Take your first step to becoming a Chartered Manager with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School and CMI.

Management and Leadership, Essentials

Earn a CMI Level 5 Award – the first step to Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager is the highest status you can achieve in the management profession. Thousands of managers are already working towards Chartered status, as proof of their ability to lead people and manage change.

Now you can take your first step towards becoming a Chartered Manager with the Management and Leadership, Essentials program – two online courses from The Open University Business School and the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

Accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, these two courses provide a flexible way to enhance your management skills and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

Professional credential program

Once you complete this program and pass the final assessment course, you’ll earn a CMI Level 5 Award. If you also complete and pass the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program, you’ll earn another CMI Level 5 Award. Together, these two awards will give you a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – the next step to Chartered Manager status.

Duration
8 weeks recommended learning
12 week assessment course
Price
$168 USD (course costs)
£250 GBP (assessment cost)
Overview
2 courses + 1 assessment
Credential
CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership

What skills will I learn?

Designed for new or aspiring managers, or experienced managers with few or no formal qualifications, this program will enable you to:

  • define the concepts of management and leadership;
  • evaluate different management and learning styles;
  • explain what is essential in producing a good business plan;
  • identify what is involved in recruiting and building an effective team;
  • and begin the on-going process of personal development planning, for both you and your team.

Courses on this program

2 courses + 1 assessment

How does our pricing work?

Start Learning Free
$168 USD - Course Upgrades
£250 GBP - Final Assessment

Start learning for free

Yes, there's no obligation to upgrade any of the free courses on your program.

If you do choose to upgrade your courses, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to the courses for as long as they exist on FutureLearn
  • Access to tests if the course has any
  • A certificate when you complete the course and score at least 70% on any tests

Please note: In order to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program

How do course upgrades work?

Programs are made up of short courses, some of which you can join for free. If you want to spend more time on the material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get unlimited access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You'll also be granted access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

Please note: In order to take the final assessment, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

If the program is accredited, you’ll also obtain an academic or professional credential.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Delivered by expert academics

The Management and Leadership program has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution triple-accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and features contributions from experienced practitioners who have achieved Chartered Manager status.