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This course enables entry onto the MSc Leadership and Management if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses.

The MSc Leadership and Management is a dynamic and contextually relevant course for those who wish to progress their careers and to develop as professionals. The course develops your knowledge, understanding and conceptual awareness, and additionally develops your skills. It is designed for those who are new to management roles, for those who are beginning to lead teams, functions and decision-making in their organisations, but also for those with limited pre-existing leadership or management experience, who wish to become leaders and managers in organisations.

The MSc Leadership and Management course provides opportunities to develop a blend of functional and operational perspectives for a range of managerial levels, roles and responsibilities across sectors, for applicants who may have limited managerial experience / management education. You will study perspectives on the concept of leadership and also learn about functional topics including marketing management, international human resource management, and finance for non-financial managers. You will also study strategic planning and learn how to lead transformation and change, which is of importance in the dynamic organisations of today and tomorrow. Your knowledge will be integrated and contextualized through a range of modules, culminating in a dissertation project.

What skills will you gain?

  • Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, finance and strategic planning in support of wider organisational activity.
  • Critically discuss traditional and emergent perspectives on the qualities of leadership and the role of management in an organisational context.
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its human resources in the international environment.
  • Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to transformation and change that impact on organisations and the role of business managers.
  • Critically analyse the importance and nature of organisational planning, developing organisational activities within the context of external influences.
  • Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues

Visit the Leadership and Management (Extended) - MSc page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

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