Personal Development programmes

Invest in your professional development with Cass Executive Education to enhance your leadership skills and improve your business’s bottom-line.

Covid-19 response

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will deliver our open programmes online, using various virtual classrooms and learning platforms to offer a high-quality learning experience.

Our Executive Master’s programmes are currently being delivered online. We plan on reintroducing some face-to-face classroom sessions with strict social distancing measures in place, once it is safe to do so.

We will continue to closely monitor developments in the response to the pandemic. More information and FAQs can be found on the City, University of London’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic web page.

Our staff and faculty remain dedicated to supporting all our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to your dedicated Client Director in our team or

Why choose Cass Executive Education for your personal development course?

  • Join a growing network of business leaders who are helping global businesses thrive through change and uncertainty
  • Choose from a wide range of open programmes and custom training courses in leadership, communication and finance
  • Suitable for those looking to progress in their current role or seeking a career change.

Our Personal Development courses:

Leading Digital Transformations
Details: 2nd - 3rd March (online) and 21st - 22nd September (in-person)

Developing your Core Consulting Skills
Details: 6 online sessions in March | view programme page for full details

Finance for Non-Financial Leaders
Details: 24th - 26th May (planned in-person)

Becoming an Effective Leader: for Aspiring Leaders
Details: 14th - 15th June & 11th - 12th October (in -person)

Effective Negotiation Skills: Influencing with Impact
Details: 08th June & 05th October (in-person)

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders
Details: to be confirmed

New Venture Creation
Details: dates TBC | London | Dubai | format TBC

Leadership Communication: Present Yourself with Lasting Impact
Details: Available for custom programme enquiries.

Practical Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs
Details: Available for custom programme enquiries.

View our finance or leadership programmes.

Looking for ways to upskill your team?

Invest in the professional development of your employees to renew their skills and knowledge to give them exactly what they need to achieve both their goals and yours.

Our custom programmes are ranked 2nd in London (Financial Times Executive Education Custom ranking 2019). We’ll work with you to deliver customised programmes to fit your business need and goals. Find out more about our custom programmes.

One-to-one executive coaching

We offer one-to-one executive coaching to senior leaders and managers.

Programmes typically comprise six sessions, each lasting 90 minutes, tailored to individual needs in order to optimise leadership and professional development. Specific objectives are worked though in partnership with the coach to achieve maximum return on investment.

Benefits include:

  • Enhanced critical thinking
  • Career development
  • Reflective practice.

Our City location is on the doorstep of global organisations, enabling clients to build their learning into daily practices.

For further information, please contact Fiona Nunn, Client Director, on

Academic experts teaching on Cass Executive Education

Professor Cliff Oswick

Cliff joined Cass in 2011 as a Professor in Organization Theory. He also served as Head of the Faculty of Management and Deputy Dean at Cass between January 2011 and January 2016.

Cliff’s research focuses on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of organizations and organizing. He is particularly interested in the study of leadership processes, employee engagement, and organizational change.He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Organization, and Organization Studies.

Beyond his academic responsibilities, Cliff has also undertaken a variety of consultancy projects, senior coaching activities and executive development assignments with a number of high profile corporate clients. Read more about Cliff.

Professor Paolo Volpin

Paolo is Professor of Finance and Head of the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Prior to joining Cass Business School, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at London Business School.

He has published on the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives and other journals. His research in corporate finance, especially in the field of corporate governance, has won several awards. He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Read more about Paolo.