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Management & Leadership (MSc)

Course Description

This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2016, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

Become an expert in modern management practices and the nuances of global leadership. You could be selected to work on a live consultancy project, which will introduce you to potential employers and will give you the hands-on experience you will need in the business world. When it comes to choosing your dissertation topic, you could specialise in a particular area of management and leadership relevant to your professional aspirations, refining your knowledge so you will be primed to make an immediate impact in your chosen career.

You will be supported and guided throughout your studies by our expert academic staff, who will nurture your confidence, knowledge and skills in preparation for a leadership role.

Our Professional Suite will provide a realistic working environment where you can apply your expertise working on live consultancy briefs, which will also serve to develop your analytical and communication skills.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/managementleadership_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Your course will bring you into direct contact with potential employersand their modes of practice, preparing you for the demands of global business. Youwill have the expert knowledge to run your own business, join a global companyat a leadership level or operate as a freelance business coach, both in the UKand overseas.

- Management consultant
- Business coach
- Business development manager
- Project manager

Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

The flexible nature of this course means you will be able to tailor your learning to suit your ambitions. You will be supported by your expert tutors, who are dedicated to giving you the knowledge and tools to progress your career.

Our purpose-built Professional Suite will inspire your learning. Here you will gain vital experience of working on live consultancy briefs to develop your professional skills. You will also have the chance to network with potential employers and tap into their knowledge of the latest practices in industry. You could also have the chance to study abroad if you are selected to work on a live consultancy project for an international organisation.

Our University's Marketing Society brings like-minded students together in an informal environment for lectures, trips and discussions that will further inspire and inform your learning.

Indicative Core Modules

Corporate Strategy
Develop a strategic organisational perspective as well as a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.

Project Management
You will learn to apply and use project management tools and techniques, including relevant software, and will develop transferable employability project skills. Students will learn to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the right standard.

This module explores a range of entrepreneurship theories and practices and involves an in-depth critical examination of business start-ups, the experiences of entrepreneurs and key aspects of small business management.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Consultancy Project
As an alternative to your dissertation, you could be selected to apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines.

Indicative Option Modules

Managing People & Organisations
Develop functional knowledge and a critical understanding of key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the nature and processes of organising and managing human activity.

Leadership, Self & Creating the Future
You'll be introduced to theory and models of leadership, reflection, personal development and change and will have the opportunity to consider your own leadership strategies and behaviours.

Leading Organisational Performance
Develop a greater understanding and insight into the concepts and theories of leadership of change and evaluate the value of 'narrating the self' in informing reflections on change.


- The Rose Bowl
Our Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums and conference facilities. It is the perfect place to start building your networks, putting you at the centre of a dynamic business community.

- Library
Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Social learning spaces
Our social learning spaces are ideal for discussing ideas with your fellow students and inspiring your group project work.

- Lecture Theatres
Our impressive lecture theatres are modern and well-equipped, with breakout rooms and free Wi-Fi.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Management & Leadership (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Shaun Walsh

After leaving the army I worked as a technician for a civilian company. Over time I knew I wanted more from my career and to move into management. My masters allowed me to interact with fellow students and lecturers, giving me an insight into the different ways people approach tasks - something which is invaluable in my current role as project manager.

Shaun Walsh
Corporate Systems Improvement Project Manager, William Hill


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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