Vistage Members April 7, 2010

New University Masters programme develops global business leaders

Cranfield University has launched a new Masters programme in Global Product Development and Management, specifically aimed at producing business leaders able to respond to the challenges and demands of modern globalised markets.

Dr Jörn Mehnen, Course Director for the programme said “This course has been developed to meet a growing need in industry for global thinkers, who can apply their knowledge of global markets to effectively manage cross-border teams and develop internationally competitive products and services.”

The course has been developed in partnership with Vistage member Factura Executive Search, a leader in senior executive search and selection, with a focus on the recruitment of experienced leaders. This partnership ensures the programme is aligned to industry needs and is well positioned to enable successful graduates to gain high profile careers in their chosen fields.

Mike South, Managing Director of Factura, said, "Cranfield enjoys well deserved renown world-wide and is shaping the global leaders of the future with world leading courses, such as the MSc in Global Product Development and Management. This unique premium course is a ‘must’ for ambitious and motivated future leaders of product development and delivery in our global community"

The course is accepting applications for full and part-time entry for October 2010. For further information, please visit

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