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This apprenticeship puts leaders and managers at the forefront of cutting-edge business theory and develops personal and professional capabilities as a strategic senior leader.

This innovative, flexible, work-based postgraduate course is designed for aspiring and substantive senior leaders and managers who want to make a difference. The course provides an excellent learning platform to develop skills, knowledge and competences in areas of personal and professional development, including leadership, innovation and organisational strategy. All of which are required to support students aspirations and help them successfully become one of tomorrow’s leaders.

On joining the course apprentices become an ‘Affiliate’ member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the full duration of the programme and have access to a range of membership support and benefits. Successful graduates will receive a dual award including a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the potential to achieve full Chartered Manager status (CMgr), subject to meeting the professional work experience requirements.

This apprenticeship puts leaders and managers at the forefront of cutting-edge business theory and develops personal and professional capabilities as a strategic senior leader.

This innovative, flexible, work-based postgraduate course is designed for aspiring and substantive senior leaders and managers who want to make a difference. The course provides an excellent learning platform to develop skills, knowledge and competences in areas of personal and professional development, including leadership, innovation and organisational strategy. All of which are required to support students aspirations and help them successfully become one of tomorrow’s leaders.

On joining the course apprentices become an ‘Affiliate’ member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the full duration of the programme and have access to a range of membership support and benefits. Successful graduates will receive a dual award including a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the potential to achieve full Chartered Manager status (CMgr), subject to meeting the professional work experience requirements.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 year part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Module Information

The Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship has been developed in collaboration with representatives from employers, the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the Chartered Management Institute.

The programme will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver long-term organisational performance in a range of business and organisational contexts. The programme provides organisational excellence in:

  • Strategic leadership
  • Financial decision-making
  • Innovation and change
  • Leading and developing people and collaborative relationships.

Modules adopt a work-based learning philosophy and enable participants to solve real-world challenges through work assignments and action learning approaches.

Full details on the modules for each year of the programme can be found below.

Our academic team are specialist leadership and management staff who are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF2014).

The programme is delivered via a blended learning approach using experiences of participants, facilitation, case studies, group discussions, self-study, peer learning, simulations and networking, as well as using 360-degree evaluations and reflections. The course also uses a problem-centred approach in contextualising and applying best practice, allowing you to apply practical business lessons to your own context.

The programme sits within Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, which has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business education in the UK.  We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

University study will make-up 20% of the apprentice’s weekly learning and timely face-to-face contact will be essential.  Attendance at tutor-led sessions is very important, however as employees, we appreciate apprentices may unavoidably miss an occasionally taught class, therefore, all learning and teaching materials will be available via a virtual classroom and accessible to students remotely. Students will also be allocated an academic coach who will provide support in respect of academic development.

Whilst on campus, students will have access to the University’s exceptional facilities including social spaces, IT facilities and lecture theatres and not forgetting 24/7 access to our award winner University Library. 

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In partnership with Northumbria University, the organisation will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying the apprentice will be required to work full-time, for at least 30 hours a week, and will be supported through learning at work to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

Both Apprentice and their Line Manager will be supported by Northumbria University throughout the programme, including access to online support materials for line managers. Apprentices will also meet with their own manager/mentor and individual professional development coach in the workplace at least four times each year.

During the programme, many assessments are work-based and aligned to the context and activity of the organisation, leading to increased organisational understanding and performance by the apprentice whilst ensuring they develop new skills and enhance productivity and business performance.

In order to complete the programme, the learner will have to demonstrate that they have obtained the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviour required during their workplace training.

Whilst off-campus and in the workplace, students will have access to our technology-enhanced learning (TEL) facilities which provide access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.

The employer covers all tuition fees for the apprentice, the total payment required depends on the organisation’s apprenticeship levy status.

Students studying an apprenticeship do not pay any tuition fees, however, as they are in full-time employment they do not have student status and therefore are not entitled to apply for student finance.  

To discuss the fees for this apprenticeship in detail or to explore signing an agreement with the university, complete the enquiry form below and someone from our Business and Enterprise team will be in touch shortly.

 Enquire now about this apprenticeship:

We guide both employer and employee through the application and funding process and will be on hand to assist you during the apprenticeship journey.

To start the application process for either current employees or new recruits contact our Business and Enterprise team today by email or complete our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call 0191 227 3251.

All students are required to be in full-time employment to study this apprenticeship. If you are interested in studying this apprenticeship and you are in current full-time employment complete our online enquiry form.

If you are not in full-time employment but would like to study this apprenticeship programme, keep checking our vacancies page for information regarding job opportunities.  

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Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

Applicants will also be required to attend an interview face-to-face, or by telephone or Skype.

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 http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry%20

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 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

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

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Modules

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

AF7012 -

Finance and Operations Leadership (Core,20 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting, finance and operations and be able to apply these within the context of an organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of accounting, corporate financial management and operations management. The module covers: Understanding & analysing accounts, costing, budgeting, investment decisions, capital decisions, risk and compliance, operations strategy, process design, lean management and supply chain management to achieve the financial objectives. You will see the link and the interaction between accounting, finance management and operations management. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to management issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

More information

HR9730 -

Leader Identity, Leadership, and Responsible Organisations (Core,20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on contemporary issues/themes of contemporary leadership and management practice. There is particular emphasis on individual and organisational development, and processes and relationships within organisations. This module draws on your knowledge and experience of leading and managing in organisations. By reflecting on your experiences and combining this with a critical exploration of theories and models, you will start to explore your identity as leader as a foundation for developing yourself and others.
You will consider contemporary issues and challenges facing individuals and organisations in terms of leading and managing in increasingly dynamic business environments, individual and organisational values and ethical and sustainable practice. In this way, the 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 to complex situations. You will subsequently be able to apply this knowledge and skill in your own context, and subsequently critically analyse opportunities for implementation and recommend potential future improvements.

More information

HR9731 -

Leading Organisational Strategy and Change (Core,20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to develop the participant’s ability to apply and critically evaluate concepts, theories and techniques related to organisational strategy and the implementation of strategic change. Participants will be introduced to a managerial view of strategic processes and change implementation, developing the skills to understand the macro and micro business environment, both in a domestic and global context.
Typical topics covered in the module include:
- Strategic Planning and Evaluation
- External Macro/Micro Environment
- Strategic Positioning
- Strategic Resources and Capabilities
- Strategy Evaluation and Practice
- Strategic Change and Implementation

The skills learnt in this module have been taken from the Degree Apprenticeship standard for Senior Leader. Apprentices will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. Apprentices will develop an understanding of new market strategies, changing customer demands and trend analysis. Furthermore, the module will analyse contemporary theories and models informing strategic approaches to leading change and managing new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people, culture and sustainability within organisations.

More information

NX9713 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

More information

BM9702 -

Management Inquiry and Data Analytics for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

There is an increasing need for business leaders to understand best practice in research and to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. In this module, you will gain an understanding of how knowledge is generated, presented and disseminated and the role that critical management inquiry and data analytics play in decision making for senior managers. You will acquire a skill set which will enable you to carry out and critically evaluate results from research and analysis. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as: What knowledge sources to evaluate when investigating a managerial or organizational problem; The Politics and Ethics of Management Research; Project Management; Systematic Literature Reviews; Evidence-Based Practice; Management Fads, Fallacies and Fashions; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business; Predictive Modelling.

More information

HR9732 -

Future of Work and Organisation Development (Core,20 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in understanding the future of work and the implications for managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management and development. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of leadership processes, and enable you to apply them to your own leadership and management practice.
As new organisations and the nature of work continue to change and take on new shapes, legal and regulatory forms, leaders have a critical role to play both as strategic partners in organisations, supporting and developing front line employees as well as managers, and enabling change. Given an emphasis on internationalisation and outsourcing professional services, establishing shared services, and line managers’ increasingly important role in supporting and developing staff, and coping with such issues as managing conflict, stress and absence as well as wider issues of performance management. This module looks at the strategic priorities and practicalities of strategic human resource management and development as well as a focus on organisational stakeholders development needs, individual and organisational learning as well as the opportunities and challenges of approaches to strategic workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, diversity and inclusion.

More information

NX9713 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

More information

NX9723 -

Management Investigation (Core,60 Credits)

This module will enable you to develop your management knowledge, skills and personal effectiveness within the work environment through the critical analysis of a work based problem or issue and the identification of realistic recommendations for improvement / implementation as appropriate. You will critically reflect on 'real world' practices, with a view to using these reflections in implementing appropriate change.

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

SM9711 -

Leading Innovation in the Digital Organisation (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced (or not) the digital economy and created digitally orientated organisations. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but it will also demonstrate the rapid pace of technological change and the leadership challenges and opportunities that emerge for organisations in both the public and private sectors. Through critically assessing these challenges and opportunities in a number of areas – for example, big data, cyber-security, skill development – you will come to appreciate how complex and dynamic issues shape what organisations do in practice. This assessment will enable you to explore how regulatory, technical and socio-economic factors integrate to influence organisational strategies, and how leaders within organisations endeavour to influence their environmental context for their own advantage.

More information

Modules

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

AF7012 -

Finance and Operations Leadership (Core,20 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting, finance and operations and be able to apply these within the context of an organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of accounting, corporate financial management and operations management. The module covers: Understanding & analysing accounts, costing, budgeting, investment decisions, capital decisions, risk and compliance, operations strategy, process design, lean management and supply chain management to achieve the financial objectives. You will see the link and the interaction between accounting, finance management and operations management. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to management issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

More information

HR9730 -

Leader Identity, Leadership, and Responsible Organisations (Core,20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on contemporary issues/themes of contemporary leadership and management practice. There is particular emphasis on individual and organisational development, and processes and relationships within organisations. This module draws on your knowledge and experience of leading and managing in organisations. By reflecting on your experiences and combining this with a critical exploration of theories and models, you will start to explore your identity as leader as a foundation for developing yourself and others.
You will consider contemporary issues and challenges facing individuals and organisations in terms of leading and managing in increasingly dynamic business environments, individual and organisational values and ethical and sustainable practice. In this way, the 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 to complex situations. You will subsequently be able to apply this knowledge and skill in your own context, and subsequently critically analyse opportunities for implementation and recommend potential future improvements.

More information

HR9731 -

Leading Organisational Strategy and Change (Core,20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to develop the participant’s ability to apply and critically evaluate concepts, theories and techniques related to organisational strategy and the implementation of strategic change. Participants will be introduced to a managerial view of strategic processes and change implementation, developing the skills to understand the macro and micro business environment, both in a domestic and global context.
Typical topics covered in the module include:
- Strategic Planning and Evaluation
- External Macro/Micro Environment
- Strategic Positioning
- Strategic Resources and Capabilities
- Strategy Evaluation and Practice
- Strategic Change and Implementation

The skills learnt in this module have been taken from the Degree Apprenticeship standard for Senior Leader. Apprentices will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. Apprentices will develop an understanding of new market strategies, changing customer demands and trend analysis. Furthermore, the module will analyse contemporary theories and models informing strategic approaches to leading change and managing new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people, culture and sustainability within organisations.

More information

NX9713 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

More information

BM9702 -

Management Inquiry and Data Analytics for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

There is an increasing need for business leaders to understand best practice in research and to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. In this module, you will gain an understanding of how knowledge is generated, presented and disseminated and the role that critical management inquiry and data analytics play in decision making for senior managers. You will acquire a skill set which will enable you to carry out and critically evaluate results from research and analysis. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as: What knowledge sources to evaluate when investigating a managerial or organizational problem; The Politics and Ethics of Management Research; Project Management; Systematic Literature Reviews; Evidence-Based Practice; Management Fads, Fallacies and Fashions; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business; Predictive Modelling.

More information

HR9732 -

Future of Work and Organisation Development (Core,20 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in understanding the future of work and the implications for managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management and development. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of leadership processes, and enable you to apply them to your own leadership and management practice.
As new organisations and the nature of work continue to change and take on new shapes, legal and regulatory forms, leaders have a critical role to play both as strategic partners in organisations, supporting and developing front line employees as well as managers, and enabling change. Given an emphasis on internationalisation and outsourcing professional services, establishing shared services, and line managers’ increasingly important role in supporting and developing staff, and coping with such issues as managing conflict, stress and absence as well as wider issues of performance management. This module looks at the strategic priorities and practicalities of strategic human resource management and development as well as a focus on organisational stakeholders development needs, individual and organisational learning as well as the opportunities and challenges of approaches to strategic workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, diversity and inclusion.

More information

NX9713 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

More information

NX9723 -

Management Investigation (Core,60 Credits)

This module will enable you to develop your management knowledge, skills and personal effectiveness within the work environment through the critical analysis of a work based problem or issue and the identification of realistic recommendations for improvement / implementation as appropriate. You will critically reflect on 'real world' practices, with a view to using these reflections in implementing appropriate change.

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

SM9711 -

Leading Innovation in the Digital Organisation (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced (or not) the digital economy and created digitally orientated organisations. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but it will also demonstrate the rapid pace of technological change and the leadership challenges and opportunities that emerge for organisations in both the public and private sectors. Through critically assessing these challenges and opportunities in a number of areas – for example, big data, cyber-security, skill development – you will come to appreciate how complex and dynamic issues shape what organisations do in practice. This assessment will enable you to explore how regulatory, technical and socio-economic factors integrate to influence organisational strategies, and how leaders within organisations endeavour to influence their environmental context for their own advantage.

More information

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