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MSc Sustainable Leadership And Management course preparation

Welcome to our MSc Sustainable Leadership and Management. Our programme is designed to accelerate your professional and personal growth and prepare you for a career driving sustainable initiatives in organisations. You’ll be exposed to contemporary thinking in the fields of business ethics and sustainable leadership behaviours, equipping you to adapt to the challenges of a constantly changing world and giving you a distinct advantage in your career.

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:

  • Biggam, J., 2021. Succeeding With Your Master’s Dissertation A Step-by-Step Handbook. Fifth edition. McGraw-Hill. Open University Press (UK).
  • Buckley, P.J., Enderwick, P. and Cross, A.R. eds., 2018. International business. Oxford University Press. (UK).
  • Cullen, J. G., 2021. Business, ethics and society: key concepts, current debates and contemporary innovations. Sage (UK)
  • Iszatt-White, M. and Saunders, C., 2017. Leadership. Oxford University Press.
  • Otter, D. and Wetherly, P., 2018. The Business Environment: Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World, Oxford University Press (UK).
  • Rumelt R., 2011. Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: the Difference and Why it Matters. Random House (USA).
  • Wallace, M. and Wray, A., 2021 Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (Student Success). Fourth edition. Sage (UK).

Useful websites

Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following websites:

Things to do now

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:

  • Get ahead with reading (see suggested reading list above)
  • Immerse yourself in your subject
  • Build your CV
  • Set goals for your PG study
  • Learn time management

And for part-time students:

  • Negotiate with employer and family on your availability
  • Read the mature students’ resources in the reading list
  • Block out study and revision time each week
  • Be realistic with your time

Meet your programme lead: