The aim of this programme is to enhance your understanding of leadership and management theories and to increase your ability to apply this knowledge to real work issues.
The programme is structured around eight taught modules: six in year one and two in year two, including the written submission of a work based project. The course uses online materials plus 19 sessions at Lancaster University (or your workplace for cohorts from the same organisation).
Completion of part 1 can lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Management, or can lead onto part 2.
Work Based Projects
Part 2 for all MA variants consists of two modules:
- Designing the work based project
- Implementing the work based project
Your work based project topic is decided with your employer via a learning contract. Following a module on how to design work based projects you'll undertake the project itself.
Because it has been developed in partnership between you, your employer and the University, your project will ensure that your own professional development needs, the organisational needs of your employer, and the requirements of the University are all met.
Your project is written up in the form of a dissertation.