STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT- MSc in Strategic Management and Leadership
The MSc offered by Apsley Business School is designed for professionals hoping to integrate the latest scholarship and theory with the practical day-to-day aspects of their business. The programme of study is flexible, with a strict focus on the quality of your assessed work, rather than volume. As such, it is ideal for the motivated high achiever, who is balancing their work, study and family commitments. The programme can be completed in 12 to 24 months on average, depending on your personalised study plan
€10,200 / £9000
Whole programme: The whole MSc is accredited at 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits), which is equivalent to 240 credits at the postgraduate level in the British system. Most students will complete the whole programme in 12 to 24 months. The delivery is either classroom-based, blended or online.
Each unit: Each unit consists of Case Studies, videos, reading, and independent research. You will complete a written assignment for each unit which will be assessed. This is normally around 5000 words. Your Research Dissertation will be no more than 40,000 words.
ABS’ MSc programmes are aimed at professionals who wish to increase their skill and knowledge portfolios, and to help them achieve their career goals. On graduation you will be expected to be in a position to influence and manage people, set out a strategic direction, and make appropriate use of a range of financial, marketing, human and technological resources.
WHY STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT?
Dr. Sebastian Fuller, the Academic Director, explains. Strategic Management is about being able to steer your organisation at a senior level, being able to put your vision and strategy at the heart of everything your organisation does. Typically you will be ambitious and motivated leader, aspiring to develop your skills for progression to senior management, and membership of the board, either at your current organisation or even in a different sector. Alternatively, you may be looking to establish your own firm, delivering value as an
entrepreneur or senior consultant. Either way, the knowledge and skills consolidated by the MSc will enhance your professional standing, and your personal brand
PATHWAYS TO THE QUALIFICATION
For the MSc there are two phases of study, a taught phase and a research phase.
I Core units – You must take all of these (Each is worth 12.5 ECTS, or 25 credits in the UK)
Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
Professional Development for Strategic Managers
II Optional units – each 25 CATS/ 12.5 ECTS (to make up total of 60 ECTS or 120 credits in the UK)
*Governance Risk and Compliance
*Information Security Fundamentals
Developing Corporate Culture
Creative and Innovative Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic Quality and Systems Management (Operations Management)
Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Developing Successful Business Teams
*Students who take the following electives, and choose a research topic within these fields, will be transferred to and awarded the MSc in Information Security: Governance Risk and Compliance and Information Security Fundamentals
Research Methods for Strategic Managers (worth 10 ECTS, or 20 credits in the UK)
You will be introduced how to conduct research into Strategic management at the Postgraduate level
Research Dissertation (30 ECTS or 60 credits in the UK)
A single research paper of no more than 40,000 words, supervised by a senior academic with practical experience in your field.
We recognize accredited prior learning pathways which may allow students to enrol by direct entry into the Research Phase of the MSc, where they simply have to take and pass the Research Methods module and write a dissertation
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DIRECT ENTRY
You will fit one of these profiles:
A. Bachelor degree + 3 years professional practice
B. A levels/ International baccalaureate (or vocational equivalent) + 5 years professional practice
We deliver the programme content in English, but in certain circumstance we can arrange for your research and dissertation supervision to be completed in additional languages- please ask for more information
Many of our applicants already have extensive CPD and vocational experience, and may be in a position to receive Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credit for these programmes, which makes them exempt from certain units. Please enquire about our APL policy.
Also, students who already have a postgraduate qualification in management or similar may be able to enter directly into the Research Phase of the MSc Programme.
Please enquire about our APL policy
Please contact our Admissions Team for details of course intakes, course duration and mode of delivery.