Become a Strategic Leader: MSc Strategic Leadership (Part-Time)

Strategic leadership is the process of using well considered tactics to communicate a vision for an organisation or one of its parts. Strategic leaders typically manage, motivate and persuade staff to share that same vision, and can be an important tool for implementing change or creating organisational structure within a business”.

Strategic leaders play an important role in an organisation and should have a key presence in a company, however,  a PwC study has found that, of 6,000 senior executives, only 8 percent turned out to be strategic leaders.

It is essential for this skills-gap to be plugged. Strategic leaders within organisations have the skillset to get the best out of their staff, increasing productivity, whilst also making decisions with all relevant stakeholders considered, ensuring smooth and sustainable growth.

To meet this demand, we have launched the MSc Strategic Leadership (Part-Time).

Why study MSc Strategic Leadership?

  • Become a strong, capable, strategic leader
  • Add distinctive value to organisational success
  • Acquire an understanding of the newest tools for strategic planning models
  • Build cross-functional skills and focus on how to implement corporate strategy
  • Gain new perspectives on your own leadership style and effectiveness.

Career focus and industry links

For those who are looking to develop their careers as a strategic leader, this programme is a great route for developing the competences required to accelerate leadership career potential.

This work-based programme is reflective of current thinking in strategic leadership and provides an excellent platform for aspiring or substantive senior leaders and managers to enhance and develop sought after strategic leadership skills.

The MSc has been designed with industry and your employability in mind, so you will receive a dual award, enabling you to also receive a CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership upon successful completion of the programme.

As a registered student on the programme you will become an affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) throughout the duration of your studies and have access to the CMI Management Direct, a valuable tool offering a range of industry resources.

What does the course cover?

Modules within the programme will adopt a combination of research approaches including learning how to research, extracting knowledge from and critically analysing research from others and importantly, applying research in your daily practice. Modules include:

  • Leader Identity, Leadership and Responsible Organisation
  • Leading Organisational Strategy and Change
  • Finance and Operations Leadership
  • Future of Work and Organisation Development
  • Leading Innovation in the Digital Organisation
  • Management Inquiry and Data Analytics for Decision Making

Flexible delivery

Our online learning portal enables a truly blended learning experience. So, whilst you attend classes on 14 weekends across 2 years, you will be supported with various online support including virtual tutor-led collaborative exercises with your fellow classmates, as well as 1-to-1 guided sessions with your tutor.

To support your classes, you will have to do some self-study, around 164 hours of independent study for each module – so you do the math – but not to worry, you will be supported by your module tutor and guided by pre-class reading preparation, research and assessment preparation.

Teaching takes place through workshops, group study, tutorials and directed study, led by our industry-experienced academic tutors, and you’ll be assessed through coursework only.

To find out more about this new programme, available from January 2019 – visit our programme page or enquire now. Our team are available to answer any questions you may have about the programme.

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