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This innovative work-based course provides an excellent learning platform for aspiring or existing leaders and managers.

The course develops knowledge, skills and competence in personal development, leadership, management and strategy to help you take your next step in the workplace. You will develop research skills, critical thinking and effective organisational improvement techniques as well as exploring all the personal competences associated with leadership and management in complex, dynamic and excellence-focused organisations.

It’s not all about cutting-edge theory; there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical experience. You will be encouraged to build leadership and management experience through work-related assignments which will contribute to personal, career and workplace improvement.

This innovative work-based course provides an excellent learning platform for aspiring or existing leaders and managers.

The course develops knowledge, skills and competence in personal development, leadership, management and strategy to help you take your next step in the workplace. You will develop research skills, critical thinking and effective organisational improvement techniques as well as exploring all the personal competences associated with leadership and management in complex, dynamic and excellence-focused organisations.

It’s not all about cutting-edge theory; there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical experience. You will be encouraged to build leadership and management experience through work-related assignments which will contribute to personal, career and workplace improvement.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years distance learning

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
October 2019

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Leader development is continuous and ongoing and not episodic in nature. This means that integrating three components the formal learning experience, peer learning and on the job application will contribute towards enhancing leader effectiveness. Furthermore, allowing you to diagnose your own learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying resources for learning, choosing and implementing learning strategies and evaluating the achievement of your own learning goals will enhance learner engagement.

Assessment is a learning experience in itself. Our assignments are designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of key theoretical concepts, your practical and transferable skills development, and your ability to apply these to your personal and/or organisational practices.

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You will benefit from the contributions of our experienced teaching team, both professionally and academically. Their combined backgrounds, professional connections and expertise include a vast range of situations which they draw from, to inform their teaching.

The team who teach on this course have contributed to academic thinking in their specialist areas via publication in journals including the International Small Business Journal, Gender in Management: An International Journal and European Journal of Training and Development. They have contributed to academic texts, and are regularly asked to speak at conferences.

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We make significant use of the University’s eLearning Platform which provides a range of materials designed to develop your confidence and capability as a work-based learner.

You will have access to recommended reading lists, formative workplace learning activities and summative assessment guidance. Weekly emails will direct you to learning materials and tasks to support taught sessions, while the eLP also gives you access to discussion forums where you can interact with tutors and peers.

Your teaching and learning plan represents your route map through each module. This will not only set out the content and objectives of each workshop or other formal contact session, but also identify the nature and aims of directed learning, and provide guidance for independent learning.

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Your learning will be underpinned by a research-rich approach, which will include discussing the potential implications of business, management and leadership research findings as well as conducting your own research into organisational practice and your own personal practices and behaviour in the workplace.

This approach has been designed to boost your intellectual autonomy, collaborative working, critical and independent enquiry, discipline-specific creativity, and project management – all skills which are valued by employers seeking engaged, self-directed employees who can demonstrate strong leadership potential.

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The underlying philosophy of the course is that it will contribute to your continuing professional development and enhance your potential for future development. It is designed to meet the majority of the Knowledge and Understanding criteria required in the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for management and leadership (2008). The standards are based around six competence areas: Managing Self and Personal Skills, Providing Direction, Facilitating Change, Working with People, Using Resources and Achieving Results.

As a graduate you will be able to conceptualise, theorise and undertake research which addresses complex issues and which advances understanding within your specific discipline or practice. You will have learned to contribute to the creation of new knowledge and /or applications to practice within your discipline through a critical understanding of the processes through which knowledge is created. You will also be able to formulate balanced judgements.

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This course has been developed in compliance with the QAA benchmark statement for Master’s Degrees in Business and Management (2007) to enable you to develop your leadership and management capability. It is an innovative postgraduate work-based degree which provides an excellent learning platform for aspiring or existing leaders and managers.

You will emerge as a highly capable professional who can apply best practices to complex business challenges and continue to grow in an increasingly globalised and fast-changing environment. The course has been designed to provide opportunities for individual and workplace improvement, achieved through a mix of directed and independent learning activity supported by individual guidance.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

If you are looking to develop yourself, challenge and continually improve existing working practices, interact with others effectively and show a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, this course could take your management and leadership potential to new heights.

Entry Requirements 2018/19

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, or a level five diploma in leadership or management. Or a minimum of three years suitable work experience.

Applicants who already hold an existing level seven award in leadership or management, exemptions of up to 60 credits may be available.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements
 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
  *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, or a level five diploma in leadership or management. Or a minimum of three years suitable work experience.

Applicants who already hold an existing level seven award in leadership or management, exemptions of up to 60 credits may be available.

International qualifications:


If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements:

 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2018/19 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9733 -

Leader Identity and Leadership (Core, 30 Credits)

The module will engage you in a process of analysing yourself as a leader; involving you in a detailed self-analysis and a personal development planning process. The module considers contemporary leadership theory from the perspective of leadership behaviours that are effective in developing authenticity in your leadership approach. You will engage in a number of individual diagnostic activities using tools provided by the teaching team that will consider the role of personality preference, critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence and feedback from others in relation to your leadership impact. You will consider your identity as a leader; exploring your values, motives and goals and thereby develop intra and interpersonal awareness through critical reflection. You will evaluate your leadership style in terms of your impact on others in your organizational context. The module draw from themes such as:
? Understanding Self
? Destructive Leadership
? Self- Perception and Identity
? Making sense of your Leadership and Identity

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HR9734 -

Creating the dynamic organisation (Core, 30 Credits)

This module aims to develop your ability to critically analyse behaviour and actions in organisations; to problem solve, plan and to employ critical judgement through careful consideration of and reflection on current and future management and organisational challenges. This will help you to demonstrate an appreciation of the changing context of work and organisations, the need for change and adaptability and ability to innovate and respond and to critically evaluate the concept of ‘the dynamic organisation’. Indicative content, based on a foundation of critical thinking and focused on different levels of organisational behaviour – intrapersonal, interpersonal and organisational – will include: personal characteristics, motivation and engagement, team working and team performance, power, politics and conflict; learning and innovation, organisational culture, design and change. The module draw from themes such as:

? Introduction to the study of Organisations and the challenges facing contemporary organisations
? Individual Characteristics
? The Intrapersonal Level part 1 – mainstream concepts and theories
? Groups and Teams in the organisation
? Power, Politics and Conflict
? Organisation Culture

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HR9735 -

Leading for Organisational Performance (Core, 30 Credits)

You will explore the required behaviours and processes of leadership and strategies to develop self as an authentic leader and coach enabling high performance in an organisational context:
• Understanding the role of self, social and situational awareness on leadership behaviours
• Mapping authentic leadership components on to the psychological needs of followers leading to trust, employee engagement and work place well being
• Developing skills of coaching to support of the development and performance of followers
• Using team coaching and facilitation to support high performance team performance
• Evaluating own leadership effectiveness in a work context, critiquing own leadership interventions and recommending personal development.

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HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Core, 60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

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SM9720 -

Implementing Strategy (Core, 30 Credits)

This module is designed to help you to understand how alternative strategies may be implemented in different forms of organisation. You will analyse, evaluate and recommend implementation strategies based on contemporary organisational issues. Furthermore, the content will be shaped by management and organisational challenges currently faced by organisations and relevant practitioner based academic literature.
The module will enable you to apply a proven frameworks to diagnose the barriers to innovation and strategy implementation in your organisation. It will also help you discover examples of best practice and learn how to adapt them to your organisation. You will also undertake significant directed and independent learning, based on module-specific self-supported learning materials. A series of face to face or on-line workshops will complement the independent self-study. The module will draw from themes such as:
- Charting an Organization’s Direction: Vision. Mission, Objectives and Strategy
- External Analysis
- Internal Analysis
- Business Strategies
- Business Models
- Internationalisation
- Corporate Strategy
Students will complete a formative assessment, working alongside an employer in the analysis of a contemporary organizational case study. Summative assessment will take the form of an individual report discussing the implementation of contemporary strategic practice and its relevance to an organisational case study.

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HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Core, 60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Applicants Contact Details:

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