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Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 Years part-time

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
October 2021 or April 2022 or July 2022 or October 2022 or April 2023 or July 2023

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Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

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Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

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Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC



Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

Students must provide their own laptops for study on this course. The minimum specifications are: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Intel Pentium® Gold 4415U processor (2 cores) or Core i5 2 GHz processor, 8Gb RAM , 128 GB SSD. Discounts are available through Dutch resellers using AUAS login details.  The price of laptops of this specification vary between 700 - 2,200 euros.

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

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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.

LD7120 -

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

LD7121 -

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

LD7123 -

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

LD7126 -

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

LD7180 -

Finance and Accounting for Strategic Leaders (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance relevant to strategic leaders, and be able to apply these within the context of your organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of accounting and financial management, including: understanding & analysing accounts, budgeting, investment decisions, capital decisions and risk., . 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 consider ethical implications of decision making.

More information

LD7123 -

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

LD7124 -

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

LD7125 -

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

LD7127 -

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

Modules

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

LD7120 -

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

LD7121 -

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

LD7123 -

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

LD7126 -

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

LD7180 -

Finance and Accounting for Strategic Leaders (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance relevant to strategic leaders, and be able to apply these within the context of your organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of accounting and financial management, including: understanding & analysing accounts, budgeting, investment decisions, capital decisions and risk., . 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 consider ethical implications of decision making.

More information

LD7123 -

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

LD7124 -

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

LD7125 -

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

LD7127 -

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

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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