100% Online MBA Leadership
Apply by: 14 December 2020 | To start: 11 January 2021
180 credits • 2 years part-time • TEF Gold UK University • £9,840 total fees
Leading and Developing People
This module focuses on leading and developing individuals and high-performance teams within an organisational culture. Consideration will also be given to workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, as well as diversity and inclusion. The module explores leadership theory and practice, communication, and decision-making, as well as the impact on strategic workforce planning. There will also be an appraisal of the student’s own role and capacity in these areas.
Finance and Management
This module develops the background and understanding that managers and leaders need in financial applications. It details the basis of financial and management accounting, introducing concepts which lead to the development of a more competent understanding of budgeting and other associated resource allocation problems.
Financial accounting is explored separately from management accounting, to enable an understanding of the financial reporting statements which firms must produce to be compliant with the regulations of their company structures. Students review financial analysis, including trend identification and concepts or issues that firms face from their funding choices. This can lead to a greater understanding of the financial consequences of the decisions taken by management.
Leading Organisational Change
This module focuses on leading and managing change within broader economic, political, and social contexts, as well as barriers to change and the strategies to overcome these.
The module explores organisational change theories, models and frameworks, and different approaches for managing change. It also examines new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people, and culture, to promote effective leading of organisational change.
Strategy in Practice
This module explores key concepts of strategic decision-making to explore how strategy is conceived by integrating theory, practice and experience. It examines how strategy affects organisations and how an organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively, given the understanding of the internal structures, processes and culture, and the external conditions.
Students explore how mission, vision, and values are shaped in an organisation. The module covers topics related to organisational structures, business models and how the external environment impacts on current and new strategies.
This module is designed to build a student’s skills in strategic decision-making, in terms of assessment, information and resources, conceptualisation of strategies, implementation, and monitoring of the results. Students will be asked to perform research based on complex information and constructs, analyse real life business situations challenging the status quo, and reflect on their own practice.
Leading Across Organisational Networks
This module focuses on knowledge and strategies for developing, and leading, collaborative networks. It also examines how to build collaborative relationships across multiple and diverse stakeholders, both within their own organisation and across external political environments.
In order to develop skills to lead beyond the student’s own area of control and authority, there will be opportunities to develop influencing, negotiation and advocacy skills. This can help to build reputation and promote effective collaboration and ways of dealing with conflict.
Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement
This module aims to equip students with a critical appreciation of how organisations can enhance competitiveness through stakeholder engagement. It introduces marketing management to students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. It emphasises the need for a critical and analytical perspective and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
Marketing within a global environment is explored, alongside a consideration of how the impact of environmental trends and customer demands shape companies’ marketing strategies.
Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking
This module explores entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, creativity and intrapreneurship, culminating in the development of a business case. It considers the innovative and creative process, both at an individual and a corporate level. As well as identifying the potential business benefits of intrapreneurship, the module explores strategies to encourage, nurture and lead intrapreneurship within an organisation. Students will create a strategic project plan which will enable the implementation of an innovative solution to a business issue.
Governance and Risk Management
This module examines corporate governance, developing key skills to support good governance, risk management, control, and stakeholder dialogue across an organisation. It offers an overview of the role of boards and directors in corporate governance and develops an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in governance worldwide.
The module aims to develop students who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond financial information and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies sustain long-term success. It also evaluates techniques to manage cybersecurity risks within the student’s own organisation and the wider environment.
Negotiated Learning Project
The Negotiated Learning Project is the final part of the MBA Leadership and allows students to demonstrate their mastery of business management and leadership in a ‘capstone’ project for an organisation. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together all their learnt knowledge and skills from the programme to help solve a chosen business problem or challenge, demonstrating their understanding of leadership and management and its application within an organisation through synoptic assessment.