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​This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. Read more

Course Overview

​This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport.

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.

*Please note. This programme will undergo periodic review in March 2016. As such, module and pathway information may change. Refer back to this course page for the most up-to-date information at that point.​​​

See the website https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/schoolofsport/courses/Pages/Sport-Management-and-Leadership.aspx

​Course Content​​

Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment ad current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work.

All students study five core modules which embrace key management and leadership topics as well as research skills and developing a personal leadership plan. There is one option module and students can decide whether to undertake this or an alternative independent piece of work. Completion of the MA requires students to undertake a sustained project either a traditional dissertation or a Final Project. The 'live' Final Project is a further unique feature available to those with appropriate experience.

Core Modules:
- Principles for Management and Leadership (20 credits): This is an introductory module that considers three principal themes: 1) management and leadership principles, 2) Overview of sport and sport policy in the UK, 3) governance arrangements for modern sports organisations.

- Leadership and Entrepreneurship (20 credits): This module focuses on developing an understanding of what leadership and entrepreneurship is and draws extensively on the experience of leaders working in sport and / or related fields.

- Organisational Strategy (20 credits): This introduces the concept of strategy and analyses the external and internal environment. Other features of the module include: marketing and brand management as a way of positioning an organisation; organisational change; stakeholders; culture and politics.

- Personal Skill and Leadership Development (20 credits): This module aims to focus on you as the student learner, your ability to be a reflective practitioner and identify your personal/professional needs. It also focuses on peer mentoring which has direct relevance to the cohort working together.

- Research Skills for Management and Leadership (20 credits): This module aims to hone students' understanding of research. It focuses on developing critical awareness and reading skills. It also considers the role of research as relevant to modern organisations.

Option Module:
Students have the choice of:
- Improving Business Performance (20 credits): This module develops a critical understanding of why organisations must consider organisational performance and what tools there are to assist in this process. Students are challenged to look at their own organisation and develop a critical approach to developing performance;

- Independent Choice (20 credits): This module provides students with the option of studying an area of particular interest. This may relate specifically to the sport environment (disability, community development, partnership) or it may relate specifically to a management/leadership subject area (finance, marketing, IT, etc).

On successful completion of the taught modules (above) students may undertake the Final Project (equivalent of 3 modules / 60 credits) that leads to the award of MA: Sport Management and Leadership.​​

Assessment

Assessment varies from essays to presentations and plans with students critically evaluating and reflecting on specific issues. The contact teaching time for each 20 credit module is four days with some additional days allocated for induction and presentations.

Employability & Careers​

The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to be competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships

Find out how to apply here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

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The MSc International Management and Leadership was designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. Read more
The MSc International Management and Leadership was designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMU’s mission is ‘to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research’. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student-led project. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staff’'s opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities and our wider society.

The MSc International Management and Leadership with Events route was added to enhance the knowledge and skills of those interested in a leadership role within a public or private organisation. Events have become a key tool for both organisers and participants to network, promote, and sell their products and services. Their popularity and scale around the world means that individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to lead in this field are in high-demand by private companies and public organisations seeking managers capable of helping them to achieve their goals in this fast growing and dynamic industry. Throughout this programme there will be an emphasis on developing a wide range of managerial skills that are aligned with QMU’s extensive knowledge of current issues in events management.

We have found the best way to learn about our business courses and the underpinning ethos and differences that drive us is to speak to members of the team that will work with you. We are delighted to arrange a visit or invite you to attend a class, giving you the opportunity to speak to Masters students about their experiences. If you are based outside the UK then you may wish to SKYPE one of the programme team and we can discuss your questions face to face.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance

Modules studied on campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to
select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies

QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors, for example Diageo, New Lanark Hertitage Centre, Nairn’s and Glenkinchie Distillery.

MODULES

Core modules: Introduction to Management Accounting & Finance; International Marketing; Contemporary Issues in International Management; Strategic Management; Human Resources Management.

Route modules: Critical Events Management; Events Leadership in Action; Creative Industries Option; CIP Events Project.

This course is subject to validation and the modules listed here are indicative of those which you may study. Please continue to check the website for updates.

Careers

Graduates completing the Events route of the MSc International Management & Leadership course are expected to acquire the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to lead, manage and operate in the increasingly global and dynamic Events industry. We expect graduates of this new course to be taking up senior management and leadership roles in both public sector bodies and private firms.

Quick Facts

- This is a practical course focusing on best practice in management and leadership applied to the International Events industry- The student-led real-life Events project provides an opportunity of practice,
while building experience, enhancing confidence and employability.
- This course is designed to facilitate the movement of non-business specialists into management of Events in either in the public sector or with private firms.

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In an increasingly competitive job market our MA programme in Strategic Management and Leadership will aid your professional development and help you to stand out with your employers. Read more
In an increasingly competitive job market our MA programme in Strategic Management and Leadership will aid your professional development and help you to stand out with your employers.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this 12-month, part-time master’s programme provides you with the option of specialising in a topic that is of interest and relevant to the sector/industry in which you currently work.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CMI.

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/strategic-management-and-leadership/

Why choose this course?

- Our MA programme in Strategic Management and Leadership is highly valued by employers and enables you to develop specialist knowledge in an area of management that will help your career progression.

- At Oxford Brookes University Business School you will find a dynamic and international community of more than 150 academic staff, 2,000 undergraduates and 500 postgraduate and research students. We are consistently applauded for the excellence of our learning and teaching.

- We practise a special 'Brookes blend' of critical enquiry with practical insight, combined with rigour and relevance. We have a close connection with the world of business, which ensures the relevance of our courses, the credibility of our staff and the career successes of our students.

Professional accreditation

The Chartered Management Institute has accredited the MA in Strategic Management and Leadership against their Diploma Level 7 and 8 qualifications. This means that an MA in Strategic Management and Leadership graduate has the opportunity to obtain a dual award from Oxford Brookes University and the CMI.

Teaching and learning

Teaching takes the form of interactive workshops, but there are also lectures from staff and visiting speakers. Lectures, discussions, role-play exercises, learning packages and seminars are linked with selected case studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and decision-making skills. You will have the opportunity to develop your team skills through structured syndicate work and group assignments.

Teaching staff are primarily academics from the Business School with research and/or in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from business, industry, consultancies and research bodies provide further input.

Specialist facilities

Our Business School Postgraduate Centre at Wheatley Campus has a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, well equipped seminar rooms and a postgraduate lounge and private study area.

The Wheatley Campus library provides specialist business resources including 1,000 sets of UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses in business and management and business examination papers.

How this course helps you develop

The MA in Strategic Management and Leadership is a highly practice-based programme and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your current business practice experience and add to your skills set (e.g. interpersonal skills, leadership and project management skills, negotiation, cultural sensitivity, personal planning skills, research skills, etc).

Interaction with tutors, guest speakers and other participants will provide you with the opportunity of being introduced to, and learning about, a range of organisations and sectors that may be outside your field.

By the end of the programme you will have developed a global and cross sector understanding and appreciation of organisational life.

Development and practical application of these skills, where you match theory with practice, culminates in the production of a 20,000 word thesis based upon your organisation and a work-based issue with which you are directly involved.

Careers

Many Business School graduates realise significant career progression and go on to achieve high status in the industry of their choice.

We maintain a rigorous and dynamic doctoral programme leading to the higher degrees of MPhil and PhD. Postgraduate students join a supportive, friendly and multicultural research environment.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Research highlights

Research within the department of Business and Management brings together corporate strategy, competitive strategy, growth strategies, global business, international trade and foreign direct investment with subjects that focus on leadership, culture, motivation, practices, strategic human resource management and the management of the globalisation process.

Research areas and clusters

Research in this department is grouped around two clusters: International Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Operations and Critical Management Studies.

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The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. Read more
The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMU’s mission is ‘to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research’. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student-led project. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staff’s opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities
and our wider society.

In a fast changing, global economy the MSc will equip you to assess the wider interconnections between organisations and their local, national and international contexts. You will build up a solid understanding of key management practice and develop your
critical insight.

Our MSc is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and has little or no prior business background. Alternatively, you may have completed to general degree level and be aiming to enhance your qualifications.

Teaching learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance

Modules studied on campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies

QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors, for example Diageo, New Lanark Hertitage Centre, Nairn’s and Glenkinchie Distillery.

Modules

You will normally complete eight core modules. Examples include: Strategy*/ Leadership Power and Policy+/ Organisational Behaviour+/ Operations and Supply Chain Management+/ International Marketing+/ Introduction to Accounting and Finance+/ Contemporary Issues in International Management.+.
You will also complete a project (45 credits)
Modules = * 30 credits & +15 credits

Careers

Graduates completing the course are prepared to lead, manage and operate in the increasingly complex and dynamic international business environment. We expect graduates of this new course to be taking up senior management and leadership roles.

Quick Facts

This is a practical international course focusing on best practice in management and leadership.

The student-led real-life project provides an opportunity of practice, while building experience, enhancing
confidence and employability.

This course is designed to facilitate the movement of non-business specialists into management.

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Our course is specially designed for managers working within health and social care settings, helping to improve their skills by focusing on their workplace. Read more
Our course is specially designed for managers working within health and social care settings, helping to improve their skills by focusing on their workplace. We look at managing, leading and supervising strategies within your organisation, conceptualising underpinning theories and principles with management and leadership practices. You'll focus on your own workplace and explore how the knowledge you learn can best be applied to your work setting, ensuring that you get the relevant information to help advance your career. If you've got the ambition to improve your qualifications, then our masters level course will prove your skills and give you a head start in climbing the employment ladder.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

We offer a distinctive masters programme that provides the chance to critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge and application of a range of management and leadership theories and skill. By building on key skills, you'll demonstrate a mastery in the application of innovative approaches to effective collaborative and partnership working. We encourage the development of intellectual, analytical and problems solving skills to support the advancement of mature and independent decision making and judgement.

Graduate destinations

The Postgraduate Certificate can be topped up to Postgraduate Diploma Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care, with the completion of another 60 credits, or MSc Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care if including the dissertation.

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QMU has an exceptional reputation in delivering hospitality themed courses and this MSc has been created for those wishing to specialise in this exciting and dynamic sector. Read more
QMU has an exceptional reputation in delivering hospitality themed courses and this MSc has been created for those wishing to specialise in this exciting and dynamic sector.

This course focuses on best practice in management, leadership and hospitality while developing an international focus. QMU’s mission is ‘to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research’. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity focusing on contemporary management
practice and community engagement and service. It reflects best practice and is led by academic staff who have the experience of leadership roles within the sector, regularly publish and have strong connections to the Institute of Hospitality, the Tourism Society, the Scottish Tourism Alliance, and the Hospitality Industry Trust.

QMU has replaced the traditional dissertation with a student-led project. By designing, leading and reflecting upon a project attached to a community, charity or third sector enterprise, your management and leadership skills will be developed within a hospitality setting.

Our MSc is specifically designed for anyone who is looking to complement their non-business degree and has little or no prior business background. Alternatively, you may have completed to general degree level and be aiming to enhance your qualifications.

Teaching learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and also carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, prepare and develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web based discussions, reflections on practice, live case studies and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, events, and guest speakers. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance

Attendance requirements at QMU depend on the modules studied and if you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies

QMU is an approved centre for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to
industry across many sectors.

Modules

You will normally complete eight modules. Examples include: Strategy*/ Inspirational Leadership in Hospitality+/ Organisational Behaviour+/ Global Issues and Challenges for Hospitality Managers+/ International Marketing+/ Introduction to Accounting and Finance+/ Contemporary Issues in International Management.+ .
You will also complete a project. (45 credits).
* 30 credits +15 credits

Careers

Graduates completing the course are prepared to lead, manage and operate in the increasingly complex and dynamic international hospitality environment. It is expected that graduates of this new course will progress to senior management and leadership roles.

Quick Facts

This is a practical international course focusing on best practice in management, leadership and hospitality.

The student-led real life project element provides an opportunity of practice, while building experience, enhancing confidence and employability.

This course is designed to facilitate the movement of non business specialists into management and hospitality

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The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international aspect. Read more
The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international aspect. By adding a ‘family business’ route to the course, you can develop your studies on the most frequent of business in existence, accounting for between 65-90% of all businesses and existing across different countries, continents and geopolitical boundaries. The importance of leadership within the MSc International Leadership and Management that focusses upon Family and Smaller Enterprises starts from the premise that anyone working in a family business requires at least two forms of expertise: business/leadership expertise and the ability to consider the family dimension. By studying some general business leadership modules and some that focus directly on the family dimension, the MSc in Family and Smaller Enterprises prepares students for careers working in a family business or within the business advisory community.

We have found the best way to learn about our business courses and the underpinning ethos and differences that drive us is to speak to members of the team that will work with you. We are delighted to arrange a visit or invite you to attend a class, giving you the opportunity to speak to Masters students about their experiences. If you are based outside the UK then you may wish to SKYPE one of the programme team and we can discuss your questions face to face.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, exams, reflection on practice, and group work with presentations. A unique aspect of the course is the challenge to design, lead and reflect upon a project that focuses on an external business partner. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement of industry through specific visits, guest lectures, scenario planning and project opportunities. Class sizes are normally 10-30 students.

Teaching hours and attendance

Modules studied on-campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different routes each year. Links with industry/professional bodies QMU is an Approved Centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MBA involves a number of guest lecturers and visits to industry, for example Diageo, New Lanark Heritage Centre, Nairn’s, Glenkinchie Distillery, and Luca’s.

Modules

Examples of core modules include:
Strategy/ Business Economics/ International Marketing/ Financial Management/ Human Resources

Examples of route specific modules include:
Family Business Insight/Family Business Governance

You will also focus the Community Impact and Practice Project on your specialist area over full academic year.

This course is subject to validation and the modules listed here are indicative of those which you may study. Please continue to check the website or contact one of the team for updates.

Careers

Successful completion of the MSc Family and Smaller Enterprises will prepare you for a range of management and leadership roles associated with family businesses, including working within an individual family business, developing a new business in the context of your family and work in the business advisory sector.




*Subject to validation

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This course is subject to successful validation on April 2016. Once this has taken place, this page will be updated with the finalised course content/ module information. Read more
This course is subject to successful validation on April 2016. Once this has taken place, this page will be updated with the finalised course content/ module information.

The MSc International Management and Leadership was designed to be a vibrant and innovative course that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMU’s mission is ‘to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research’. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student-led project. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staff’s opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities and our wider society.

The ‘Tourism’ route was added to the MSc to enhance the management and analytical skills of those interested in operating at a leadership level within this dynamic industry. The focus on tourism allows students to review a range of key issues, challenges, and developments in leadership and management, with opportunities to study the special relationships between tourism and the wider social, cultural, economic, and ecological frameworks. The tourism industry is recognised as a growing and diverse sector and one of the most important drivers of economic growth on a global scale. The modules of study on this course address the challenges faced by leaders in this constantly changing business environment by supporting the development of the critical thinking skills needed to analyse, evaluate, and make decisions in public and private international tourism organisations.

Teaching learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance

Modules studied on campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies

QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors, for example Diageo, New Lanark Hertitage Centre, Nairn’s and Glenkinchie Distillery.

Modules

Core modules: Introduction to Management Accounting & Finance; International Marketing; Contemporary Issues in International Management; Strategic Management; Human Resources Management.
Route modules: International Tourism Management, Critical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, and Contemporary Tourism Management-Threats and Opportunities.

This course is subject to validation and the modules listed here are indicative of those which you may study. Please continue to check the website or contact one of the team for updates.

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If you work as a manager in health or social care, then why not take your skills to the next level with a PgD? You'll learn valuable knowledge and skills about managing, leading or supervising at a strategic level, helping you improve your standing within your organisation. Read more
If you work as a manager in health or social care, then why not take your skills to the next level with a PgD? You'll learn valuable knowledge and skills about managing, leading or supervising at a strategic level, helping you improve your standing within your organisation. We focus on conceptualising underpinning theories and principles with management and leadership practices within your own work setting, allowing you to gain an active understanding of how your own workplace can benefit from your studies. Take our masters level programme and show that you have the skills to be an expert manager within your environment.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

We offer a distinctive masters programme that provides the chance to critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge and application of a range of management and leadership theories and skill. By building on key skills, you'll demonstrate a mastery in the application of innovative approaches to effective collaborative and partnership working. We encourage the development of intellectual, analytical and problems solving skills to support the advancement of mature and independent decision making and judgement.

Graduate destinations

You can top-up your postgraduate Diploma to MSc Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care, with the completion of a 60 credit dissertation.

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This bespoke programme has been developed for Aggregate Industries to meet the needs of managers across the industry. This is a fully integrated postgraduate programme allowing delegates to progress from Diploma to MSc. Read more

Management and Leadership (Aggregate Industries)

This bespoke programme has been developed for Aggregate Industries to meet the needs of managers across the industry. This is a fully integrated postgraduate programme allowing delegates to progress from Diploma to MSc.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/programmes/accredited/aggregate/

About the Programme

The postgraduate programme in Management and Leadership (Aggregate Industries) is specifically designed for experienced managers in Aggregate Industries seeking to develop practical skills whilst working towards a recognised university award.

The course covers a wide range of areas, including finance, marketing, leadership and managing people. At each stage of the programme you will be asked to draw on your work experience and to apply your learning within your own organisational context:
- Learning objectives will reflect the needs of today’s business environment, developing skills and knowledge immediately relevant to you and your workplace.
- Programme assessments require delegates to relate each topic to their experience, thereby developing skills in practically relevant ways.

Throughout the programme both student and organisation will benefit from a demonstrable return on investment back in the workplace.

Structure

In response to the needs of busy managers, the programme is offered on a part-time basis. The minimum period of study for the award of MSc is thirty calendar months. The minimum period of study for the award of Postgraduate Diploma is eighteen months.

Delivery

Modules are taught as 2-day or 4-day workshops scheduled in consultation with our client.

Learning methods are tailored to meet participants’ needs, including a combination of:
- short inputs
- pair and group work
- case studies
- distance learning
- work-based assignments and projects

The MSc element of the programme will be over a 12 month period and will require delegates to attend an initial taught session covering research methods and project design which is delivered at Loughborough University. Participants will then be expected to design, implement and write-up a research project exploring a topic of their own choice.

Assessment

There are no exams for this programme.

Each module is assessed through coursework which may include in-class group presentations, in-class tests and individual coursework assignments. Our coursework assignments require the student to read and research the topic of the module to address a question that is based within a work environment. All modules require the student to draw on their own work experience and/or their current work situation.

Content

Each programme starts with an induction event where participants will review and improve their learning, researching and writing skills. Following this, the modules address the fundamentals of management and business competitiveness.

The content of assessments addresses real work examples within past and current experience.

For the MSc project a topic to address a problem directly impacting on the participant’s work area is agreed with the University and the employer. An integral part of that project will be the requirement to demonstrate the benefits to the organisation and to the participant’s own learning.

Modules for Diploma Level:
- Foundations of Management Learning and Personal Development
- Transformational Leadership and Change Management
- Information and Knowledge Management
- Financial Management
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Strategic and Operations Management
- Project Management 1
- Project Management 2

Modules for MSc Level:
Students progressing from the Diploma study the following additional module:
- Masters Research Project

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/apply/

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The MBA Strategic Management and Leadership aims to develop individuals to lead and manage successfully and ethically at a strategic level across a range of organisations, and to formulate, implement and critically evaluate decisions. Read more
The MBA Strategic Management and Leadership aims to develop individuals to lead and manage successfully and ethically at a strategic level across a range of organisations, and to formulate, implement and critically evaluate decisions. It will enable managers to develop leadership and analytical skills to support and influence strategic, tactical and operational aspects of a business, and enable practitioners to understand how the various management functions in a business integrate.

Who is the MBA for?

Our MBA is designed for practising managers who want to gain a generalist perspective on management. It has been developed for those wanting to develop their entrepreneurial and consultancy skills to progress in an established company or to set up an independent venture. It is an MBA for those who are serious about practice. We do not ask you to complete a dissertation instead we have a project module worth one third of the course's credits which enhances your entrepreneurship skills or your ability to act as a consultant to your own or another organisation.

Applicants should possess the EdExcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership or, exceptionally demonstrate knowledge and understanding to an equivalent level via other means.

Specific objectives for the MBA – students will:

- enhance and develop previous relevant experience relating to business and management;
- develop the ability to apply previous and newly acquired knowledge and experience to complex business issues in a range of contexts;
- be prepared for leadership and transformational roles in business;
- develop knowledge, at an advanced level, of organisations, their management and the environment in which they operate, and -- demonstrate a broad perspective on organisational management and its wider impact on society and the environment;
operate and manage in a global and multicultural environment;
- develop interpersonal and group-working skills;
- be prepared to engage in lifelong learning and personal development.

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About the course

The programme is aimed at providing a high-quality postgraduate taught qualification in management and leadership for health care providers. In particular, the programme is suitable for:

Mid-level public health officers seeking career progression or moving into leadership roles in government, NGO and multilateral organisations such as UNICEF, WHO, USAID, especially in low and middle income countries.

Health practitioners taking up management roles in hospital or health departments.

Managers of fast-growing health insurance and health maintenance organisations in low and middle income countries.

Others from different disciplinary backgrounds switching career into health management and leadership.

Clinical commissioning groups will also benefit.

Your career

We can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to understand and improve health services: analytical skills, critical thinking and in-depth knowledge of your discipline. We offer postgraduate courses for health and social care professionals, managers and anyone planning a career in health services research.

Our graduates work in public health, the private sector, health services management, and health and social care, all over the world. They also go on to further public health training or academic research.

An international academic community

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary schools of public health and health services research in the UK, ScHARR is a rich academic community. You will be taught by world-leading experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. They include members of The Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and offer international perspectives to all our courses.

Flexible study routes

We offer both traditional campus-based and online courses. Our high quality online courses are taught by the same expert academic staff who teach our courses in Sheffield and offer an alternative to coming to the UK. Guided by our staff, you can study at a pace that suits your personal circumstances. This can be an effective route for those who need to continue to work while they study. Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are also available.
You can also study individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). See the ScHARR web pages for details of available modules. For LBR and CPD information, visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hsccpd

Facilities

You’ll have 24/7 access to library and computing facilities. We provide specialist information and library services in our information resources section.

Core modules

Introduction to Research Methods; Managing People in Organisations; Systematic Approaches to Evidence Assessment; Accounting and Financial Management; Leading and Managing Health Services; Strategic Management; Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork; Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

Choices include: Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation; Marketing of Health Care Organisations; Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems.

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught completely online. To get the most out of it, you do have to keep up with the overall timetable. But you’re free to study when it suits you, so you can fit the course around your other commitments. Assessment is by coursewor

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Course outline

We offer a distinctive masters programme that provides the chance to critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge and application of a range of management and leadership theories and skill. By building on key skills, you'll demonstrate a mastery in the application of innovative approaches to effective collaborative and partnership working. We encourage the development of intellectual, analytical and problem-solving skills to support the advancement of mature and independent decision-making and judgement.

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Course outline

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Graduate destinations

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