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University of Exeter Business School

Custom Programmes

Our Custom Programmes offer a unique-to-you learning experience tailored to your most critical business challenges.

Unlike other Executive Education programmes with a set curriculum, our Custom Programmes allow us to build a training programme directly relevant to your company's objectives, so you can see an immediate impact in the areas of your business that need attention.

By combining world-class teaching with industry expertise, we offer fully customisable packages across areas such as Responsible Leadership, Sustainable Finance, and the Circular Economy.

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  • Learn at a Russell Group university, with unrivalled links to leading global, national, and regional organisations 
  • Taught by industry experts and active researchers, internationally respected in their field 
  • Tailored to meet the needs of your business and employees at all career stages 
  • A valuable team-building experience that supports building resilience within your company 
  • Upskill your employees while attracting and retaining talent 
  • Flexible start dates

The format for our Custom Programmes is entirely flexible and unique to your business.

We work collaboratively with you, taking the time to understand your exact needs, identify your criteria and measurements for success, and develop a unique and flexible training programme, delivered in a model best suited to your needs.

You can choose the length of the session(s), when you would like them to be delivered, and the preferred location and method of delivery.

For participants at all career stages - giving organisations and individuals the tools they need to achieve goals at an individual, team and organisational level. 

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about creating a custom programme to benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with our Executive Education team.

"This was a brilliant course, that has been fantastically facilitated, the topics and the subject matter have been covered in a great deal of detail, but have been delivered to us in a way that makes it applicable to our clients."


Pete Matthews

Creative Director, Frog Design, London

Our partnerships in action

We partner with employers from across the UK on Executive Education programmes that deliver real change and provide the skills and knowledge to build a resilient workforce. 

We helped Capgemini Invent stay ahead of the game in bringing different aspects of sustainability science ‘into the boardroom’.

The University of Exeter collaborated with Capgemini Invent to develop and deliver a Sustainability Solutions Leadership Development Programme. This brought together a large group of Capgemini Invent consultants with the University’s top researchers in different fields of sustainability and its implications for business. The Programme aimed to help Capgemini Invent stay ahead of the game in bringing different aspects of sustainability science ‘into the boardroom’, equipping the consultants with the knowledge and confidence to address this complex but critical topic with their clients.

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Capgemini Invent

Leadership Development Programme

PepsiCo partnered with the University of Exeter Executive Education Team to develop The PepsiCo Masterclass, aiming to educate its global Design and Innovation function on Circular Economy principles as part of its operational transformation.

PepsiCo and the University of Exeter partnered to develop operations through Circular Economy (CE) principles. The 4-week online PepsiCo Masterclass engaged 270 participants, fostering understanding and practical application of CE.

PepsiCo aims to be a sustainability leader, prioritising education and collaboration for lasting impact. The Masterclass has set the stage for continuous improvement within PepsiCo.

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Implementing Circular Economy

We worked with leaders of Schneider Electric to design, develop and deliver a series of masterclasses themed around Lean Innovation.

With a presence in 100 countries, 137,000 employees worldwide and a revenue of €25.7 billion in 2018, Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Over 90% of the company’s business encompasses energy demand, covering four main markets: Residential & Building, IT (Data centers & networks), Industrial and Infrastructure.

Schneider Electric is a forward-thinking company, always looking for opportunities to improve ways of working and creating value throughout the entire business. As such, they were looking for ways to improve ways of working for the development of innovation within the company.

Erno Tornikoski, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter Business School, worked with leaders of Schneider Electric to design, develop and deliver a series of masterclasses themed around Lean Innovation. The masterclasses provide the key concepts and tools to accelerate innovation projects by individuals working on new offer creations across the organisation.

Participants are provided with the means to accelerate internal offer creation projects and gain the skills to do this. The masterclasses are delivered purely online and are accessible to employees globally. All participants are in some way connected to the Offer Creation process within Schneider Electric, for example, marketing, engineering, architecture, software, sales or legal.

We are continuing to deliver the masterclasses monthly during 2022 and creating new bespoke content, ensuring company needs are always met. 

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Schneider Electric

Lean Innovation Masterclasses

The team from the INDEX research centre led a three-day introduction into digital transformation for large legacy organisations.

The content was centred on latest academic research and real-world case studies and was aimed at international senior public servants and elected officials to equip them with the confidence and expertise to transform public services to meet the needs of their citizens.

The programme consisted of three modules, spread over 3 months, and a combination of live interactive sessions and on-demand content.

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An Introduction to Digital Transformation

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