This course is designed as a complete development programme for managers in charities and not-for-profit organisations. The programme was carefully and expertly developed in partnership with nine leading charities. The Voluntary Sector Management course is intended for highly motivated graduate-level staff with three or more years of management experience. It delivers immediate management benefits to the charity organisation while providing valuable personal career development for the individual.
Significantly subsidised and therefore excellent value for money, the programme delivers:
• A broad understanding of the full portfolio of major charity functions, as well as deeper direct experience in two specialist areas relevant to your organisation
• Up-to-date skills and techniques to apply directly to your day-to-day work with minimal time spent away from the office • The opportunity to network, study and share ideas, with peers from different but related backgrounds, bringing deep and immediately relevant insights to charity management
• Recognition with a City University Business School Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree in Voluntary Sector Management
The Postgraduate Diploma is offered on a part time basis and is taught over a period of 12 months. The Diploma consists of four core modules plus three specialist pathway modules. The core modules are shared by all five Centre for Charity Effectiveness postgraduate courses.
Upon successful completion of the diploma, you will be given the option to continue to the MSc. This requires completion of the Research Methods for Managers module.
This can be followed by a further six months of personal, supervised research and the presentation of a 15,000-word dissertation.
Alternatively, you can opt to take a taught Masters which allows you to choose specialist modules from one of the other Charities programmes.