Business Training Programs in London

A commercial city such as London has a host of training programme geared towards entrepreneurs and people managing businesses. Such programmes provide businessmen and women and their employees with skills and expertise to run the business successfully and update them on latest trends and developments to allow them to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

London Business School

The world-famous London Business School, which is situated in Regents Park, North Central London, offers many short term and long term executive education and management training programmes in addition to its flagship MBA and other career oriented business management programmes.

Some of the open enrolment short term courses lasting for two days to four weeks include:
General Management and Strategy: Developing strategy for value creation, Executing strategy, strategic investment management
Finance: Corporate Finance, Private Equity, equity portfolio, Derivative markets, Risk restructuring, project finance
Human Resource: HR strategy
Leadership: Essentials of leadership, Negotiation and Influencing Skills, Emerging leaders programme, High performance people skills
Marketing: Customer focused marketing, market driven strategy

The institute also offers custom programmes designed to meet the specific training requirement of organisations and business managers.

Students at the London Business School may piggy back off its reputation, gain from the insights of a world class faculty and enjoy the benefits of a global classroom perspective. The instructors, drawn from the industry and coming with rich personal experience, follow a practical approach rather than focusing only on theory.

London School of Economics (LSE)

The world renowned LSE, which is located in Westminster, offers many short term and long term programme aimed specifically for working business executives. This is in addition to its famous MBA and other MSc courses in management and finance.

LSE conducts open short courses on a wide range of business management topics on a periodic basis. It also delivers customised programme for businesses delivered at the school or anywhere else in the world. The intense curriculum and experience faculty ensure that such courses improve the executive's performance.

LSE Executive Summer School offers a unique programme aimed at working professionals. The course consists of in-depth instruction on Business fundamentals, Finance, Macroeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Outsourcing and other topics.

London School of Business and Finance

The London School of Business and Finance, established in Holborn, offers industry-focused programmes on all facets of business management.

Of the many courses available, one worth mentioning is the Principles of Customer Relationship Management suitable for all employees in an organisation. This course focuses on equipping the trainees to provide the best possible service to their customers and developing the trainee's interpersonal skills.

The institute's Accredited Management Training programme offers customised courses tailored to clients' exact requirements and follow it up with post-course support and assistance.

Almost all business management institutes in London offer similar business training programme. Such programmes invariably suit both students looking for a college degree and business managers or entrepreneurs.

Government Programmes

The UK government conducts a large number business training programmes as part of its support services to entrepreneurs.

The "Business Bootcamps" program is a unique scheme launched by the Mayor of London to train the city's new entrepreneurs. The scheme entails conducting 27 boot camps or intensive training program aimed at infusing entrepreneurs with key skills and "insider knowledge" required to manage their business successfully. Each of the separate boot camp would focus on separate sectors such as digital technology, fashion, hospitality, entertainment, biotechnology and more. The courses would be conducted by industry experts and leading teachers from universities, training colleges and other professional bodies.

The "Get Mentoring" program promoted by the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative provides mentors to entrepreneurs. A mentor is a trusted guide who helps the entrepreneur carry out crucial business tasks such as undertaking market research, benchmarking other companies, planning investments, train the workforce and more.

The London Development Agency promotes "Enterprise Enfield" to help businesses in and around Enfield in many ways. A major component of the program is a series of lectures and seminars on all crucial aspects related to setting up and managing a business. The instructors handpicked from the industry impart practical knowledge. The seminars cover topics such as finance, ebusiness, legal compliance, how to get started and more.

The "Entrepreneur First" scheme is a two-year program aimed at fresh graduates interested in a career in entrepreneurship. This program provides training and mentoring to equip the candidate with the required knowledge and skills and also free legal advice, information on funding sources and a host of other support services.