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
$178 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
$178 USD - Course Upgrades
£250 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course 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 ongoing 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 will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $269 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

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.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

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.