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Cass to launch new MSc in Leadership

Two-year, part-time Masters to help shape top managers for boardroom roles

Cass Business School has joined forces with the performance management consultancy, the Inspirational Development Group (IDG), and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, to launch a new MSc in Leadership. 

Taught at Cass, and at Sandhurst, the two-year part-time course will combine Cass's academic expertise with the resources of the British Army's iconic leadership academy.

The degree, targeted at senior managers, has a highly practical curriculum focused on developing delegate's personal leadership skills as well as the business knowledge required at board-level.

"The syllabus aims to ready high-potential managers for the complex challenges of senior executive and board-level roles," said Professor Colin Carnall, Director of Cass Executive Education. "It combines rigorous academic study with intensive leadership training. Managers won't just study leadership, they will practise it."

Stephen Bennett, CEO IDG, said: ''Our Masters' programme provides the guidance and support required to develop the practical leadership skills and personal qualities a senior leader in a business needs. Business skills and financial acumen are critical, but they are not enough. Leaders must also lead. Perhaps now more than ever, that means creating a values based culture that brings sustainable commercial success. It will be a life changing experience."

While the course will be taught by Cass academics and IDG, Sandhurst staff will deliver workshops and case studies drawing on their world-class military leadership development and team building expertise.

"Leadership is the business of Sandhurst; we pride ourselves that we have produced leaders for the nation as well as the British Army. The Masters is an exciting opportunity for us to build upon this tradition of developing wider leadership and engage with the challenges business leaders face," said Sean Mcknight Director of Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

Sandhurst will provide the backdrop for half of the course. The remainder will be taught at Cass's new Executive Education suite in the City of London.

The course is aimed at seasoned business leaders with five to 10 years' experience. It is slated to begin in Autumn 2013 with an intake of 20 delegates. 

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