Business partnering is a growth area for employment across many medium and large organisations. Because of a skill shortage, employers are looking for individuals who are trained to succeed in this area with suitable skills and expertise.
You will be provided with the subject knowledge to enable you to appreciate the variety and breadth of the role. Through practical exercises which are designed around your experience and context, you will develop the skills and competences required to operate effectively for business partnering.
This course will provide you with a competitive edge for employment or career progression.
This course is a collaboration between practitioners and academics. The course has been designed by experts who have identified, developed, trained and managed business partners on an international basis.
A UK honours degree or its overseas equivalent OR an acceptable professional qualification
Three years of relevant managerial or supervisory work experience
When you complete our online application form, you will also need to submit the following documents:
Completed application form
Proof of English language competence (if applicable)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
Fees and funding
Fees and funding
UK and EU Students
Starting in May 2018
Starting in August 2018, November 2018, February 2019 or May 2019
The course has been specifically designed, developed, and constructed to improve employment opportunities and career progression. There is growing skill shortage of business partnering capabilities. In addition, these capabilities are the foundation for senior executive positions.
CPD is an essential element of career development and helps to enhance job prospects. Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a CPD course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.
This course is designed for self-directed study and aims to consider the importance of business partnering and how to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes of a typical business partner in relation to their stakeholders. The course provides an end-to-end model for business partnering and the viewpoint of a structured six-stage model for business partnering. This includes the stages of:
Models, methods, tools and techniques are provided that will increase the efficient orientation of a new business partner and also to support existing business partners in improving their effective engagement with their stakeholders.
As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.
This course is practice focused and designed to improve your knowledge and skills in Business Partnering. It has been developed through a collaboration between international expert practitioners and academics to ensure the latest theoretical insight and practical application.
We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.
We have over 25 years’ experience of offering high quality distance learning courses. Our courses have been specifically designed to be studied at a distance, giving you the flexibility to study from any location within a structured and supportive framework.
Teaching and learning
The course is delivered online and features videos, case studies, key readings, knowledge tests and reflective exercises. You will be assessed through a series of online tests and a reflective practice based portfolio.
Start date: 1 May 2018
Application deadline for May 2018: 14 March 2018
Start date: 1 August 2018
Application deadline for August 2018: 12 June 2018
Start date: 1 November 2018
Application deadline for November 2018: 12 September 2018
Start date: 1 February 2019
Application deadline for February 2019: 12 December 2018
February, May, August and November each year