MSc Leadership and Management Development
- Develop the competences, skills, awareness and mind-set to become an effective leader and manage people within a range of contexts;
- Cultivate the writing, analytical and reflective skills required to engage in research at Masters level;
- Join a vibrant research community and receive support and supervision from research-active experts in a range of management areas.
Management development is a term used to cover a wide range of learning activity in organisations, driven by global competition and the increased pace of change in the environment. Essentially, its purpose is to enhance the capacity of organisations, and the people within them, to successfully execute tasks and achieve specific work outcomes through effective leadership.
This MSc is for experienced graduates in management, or related areas, who are looking to enhance their subject knowledge and develop advanced research skills. The programme is particularly suitable if you are aspiring to a career with a significant focus on management and/or organisational development.
The programme will help you to develop and enhance your skills in management, reflect on your own practice and gain an excellent understanding of how creating direction and vision through communication, motivation and inspiration can aid the growth, success and sustainability of an organisation.
Edge Hill University
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2014/15 Entry Requirements
To join this programme you should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a management or social sciences related discipline.
In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower second class honours degree with demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department’s discretion.
Overseas applicants will be considered on an individual basis and will be expected to demonstrate IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
How do I apply?
Apply online at www.ukpass.ac.uk.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyukpass for more information on the application process.
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How we will support you
At the start of the MSc, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide guidance, academic advice and pastoral care during the programme. Subject specific support will be provided by the module leaders and the programme leader. An induction will introduce you to the methods of study and learning resources.
What will I study?
A number of pathways are available on this MSc, allowing you to specialise in leadership and management development, third sector management or international management.
Modules common to all pathways cover topics such as business planning and financial resource allocation, the nature of leadership and management roles, the impact and influence of development interventions on the individual and organisation, and the relationship between strategy, organisational and national cultures.
You can tailor the MSc to explore the economic and social challenges facing modern organisations and consider the trends and development in management across different sectors. Alternatively, you can assess the impact of international politics and the need for a global perspective on management, or analyse the decision-making process within third sector governance and undertake a period of work-based learning.
Whichever pathway you choose, you will be introduced to a wide range of research methods and the methodologies applicable to management research as well as being supervised and supported through both conducting research and writing a dissertation.
How will I study?
The programme will be delivered through a hybrid approach that makes use of group sessions and one-to-one meetings. The modules may be delivered weekly, in block sessions, or by some other appropriate arrangements such as audio/video conferencing or online discussions as appropriate.
Who will be teaching me?
This MSc is taught by highly motivated and experienced academics specialising in different areas of management research. All members of the programme team are active researchers engaged with projects at national and international level.
Some seminars will be delivered by external guest speakers from academia and industry. You will also be invited to attend a series of research seminars organised by the department and have the opportunity to present your own work within a supportive and nurturing environment.
How will I be assessed?
Most modules are assessed through essays and other written research projects. The dissertation/research project is predominately assessed based on a 25,000-word written thesis.
What are my career prospects?
Commercial, third sector and public sector management require professionals with in-depth knowledge of their subject area.
An MSc in Leadership and Management Development qualification could be a crucial step towards a career in areas such as general management, organisational development or consultancy.
The skills and experience acquired throughout the programme also provide essential preparation for progressing onto higher research qualifications, such as MPhil and PhD.
- MRes Critical Management Research
- MA Management and Entrepreneurship
- MBA Master of Business Administration
- MBA Master of Business Administration (Distance Learning)
- MBA Master of Business Administration (Finance)
- MBA Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
- MBA Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
- MBA Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
A Great Study Environment
Edge Hill University’s stunning £8m Business and Law building provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for students in the Business School and Department of Law and Criminology. The three-storey building offers modern seminar and meeting rooms and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. A roof garden and atrium are other attractive features along with a 100-seater lecture theatre.
Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Edge Hill University campus is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.
Everything you could want is on one site with fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise and 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities. There is also a University library, providing you with access to thousands of books, journals, online resources and extensive PC and media provision.
You will get all the support you need to succeed, reflected in Edge Hill University being ranked:
- Top in the North West for graduate employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013;
- Top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013 and Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Fees and Finance
Academic Year 2014/15
Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc in academic year 2014/15 are £25 per credit (UK and EU students only). 180 credits are required to complete a Master's degree.
Edge Hill University graduates joining this programme in academic year 2014/15 could benefit from a 20% reduction in tuition fees. If you're a UK or EU student and will be paying the fees yourself, you might be eligible to receive this discount.
For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradfinance2014.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01695 657000.
If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradopendays to book your place.
You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many postgraduate study fairs taking place across the UK and Ireland.
Still want more?
If you have any questions you would like to ask the programme leader about this course, please contact:
- Dr Penny West, Edge Hill Business School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
- Tel: 01695 657654
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BUS4520 Leadership and Management Learning (20 credits) explores the nature of leadership and management roles and the impact and influence of development interventions on the individual and organisation.
BUS4521 Strategy, Culture and Change (20 credits) explores the relationship between strategy, organisational and national cultures. The module considers how internal and external change might impact upon the planning process within organisations.
BUS4522 Organisational Research (20 credits) aims to develop skills in research methodologies and techniques that are specifically appropriate for undertaking, analysing and writing up academic research in the form of a dissertation or practitioner/consultancy research.
BUS4523 Business Planning and Finance (20 credits) examines business planning and financial resource allocation. The module explores a range of different models and sets of practices. It will encourage a critical approach which is designed to enable you to distinguish between these different models and their application to a range of private, public and third sector organisations.
BUS4519 Dissertation (60 credits) requires you to undertake a piece of independent research based upon, or linked to, a specific issue or topic related to an organisational or management development that has been identified during the programme.
You will study two additional modules from your chosen pathway.
Leadership and Management Development Pathway
BUS4524 Management in the 21st Century (20 credits) explores the challenges and issues facing organisations. The module considers the alternative economic and social structures that are applicable throughout the world and how these differences conflict with and collude with the development of the global economy.
BUS4525 Collaboration Across Boundaries in Management (20 credits) invites you to reflect upon your practice and your experience of working across organisational silos or departments, then using those reflections to identify trends and developments in management and leadership learning across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Third Sector Pathway
BUS4526 Third Sector Governance: Policy, Practice and Challenge (20 credits) requires you to analyse and identity the decision making process (both formal and informal) within an organisation of your choosing. Furthermore, you are asked to reflect critically upon accountability and regulation within this specific agency.
BUS4527 Work-based Learning (20 credits) allows you to undertake a period of activity in a host organisation with the aim of completing an agreed piece of research/project.
BUS4528 Global Civil Society (20 credits) examines the growing and changing roles of non-governmental actors in international politics and how global civil society interacts with the state and market in comparative perspectives.
BUS4529 International Development Management (20 credits) has been developed in conjunction with senior managers in the voluntary, community and third sector. The module considers the need for managers who have international exposure in the wake of intensified globalisation.