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Worcester Business School receives small business charter

24 November 2023
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The Worcester Business School revealed it has received its small business charter, paving the way for it to offer the government-funded 'Help to Grow' Management course aimed at SME leaders across the region.

The course, at the university of Worcester, is delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Mo Patel, the founder and CEO of MOBU, a health supplements company, is taking the course and said it was like a "mini-MBA".

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"With the growth of the company over the last four years it’s a big desire for myself to continuously learn and improve myself and reach my full potential as a manager. Learning from all of these different business owners here, I think I will be able to implement their ideas and experience into my own business and help it be more successful going forward," said Patel.

Andrew Lewis, director of commercial agency at property consultants GJS Dillon, added: "The course is laying the foundations to the next stage of growth, developing from that start-up to SME (small and medium-sized enterprises), helping us grow and reach new markets, new customers and keeping existing customers happy."

The business school also said it was now ready to start accepting candidates on its executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) course, with up to 30 successful applicants beginning their studies in January next year.

The EMBA is aimed at managers and leaders who already have some leadership or management experience, including the self-employed and entrepreneurs.

"The Executive MBA provides access to a range of experiences, working alongside other senior leaders and managers to develop strategic skills across marketing, finance, HR and leadership to be better positioned to face the real challenges of today’s workplace."

Jacqui Moreley-Brooker graduated with an executive MBA which was also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute while she was working as an EU project manager at Worcestershire county council.

"After successfully achieving my Exec MBA at the University of Worcester I was keen to maximise the value of my qualification and I applied for Chartered Manager status with the CMI," she said.

"I am of the view that my learning didn’t end with my MBA. I would highly recommend that all business students adopt a lifelong learning approach to their career, to this end, as a highly respected organisation the Worcester Executive MBA working with the CMI brings all the necessary elements together in order to achieve this."

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Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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