Executive Master’s in Leadership

Message from Course Director 

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, meetings with prospective and interested students for the September 2020 intake will not happen in person.

However, Course Director Professor Amit Nigam and our Head of Corporate Development Ruth Velenski are very happy to discuss the degree with anyone interested. Please feel free to contact Ruth on Ruth.Velenski.1@city.ac.uk with any questions.

Key Information

Date: September 2020 (application open February 2020)
Delivery: Part-time
Total UK credits: 180
Total ECTS: 90

Programme summary

The Executive Master’s in Leadership is a two-year part-time, block taught programme designed for leaders and managers from any industry and a variety of academic backgrounds. Cass offers this academically rigorous and professionally relevant programme under the apprenticeship levy funding scheme to help employees improve their management skills and competencies.

The Executive Master’s in Leadership is only available to study using apprenticeship levy funding. For more information please contact Ruth Velenski: Ruth.Velenski.1@city.ac.uk.

Who is the Executive Master’s in Leadership for?

The programme is designed for aspiring leaders and leaders with a good first degree or a relevant professional qualification and at least 3-5 years' work experience in a senior role.

Programme structure

The programme is delivered in a flexible, block-taught format, integrating both classroom and work based learning. The content is designed to develop employees’ skills as leaders and team players and enable them to demonstrate both strong personal skills and sound technical knowledge.

Year one

  • Managing People and change
  • Personal Leadership Development for Experts and Professionals
  • Principles of Marketing and Strategy
  • Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders

Plus route specific content

General Management:

  • Supply Chain Management

Voluntary Sector Management:

  • Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector

Year two (subject to change)

The second year builds on what was covered in year one by developing key areas of specialist content which are important for leadership and management roles across multiple industries.

General Management route:

  • Advanced Strategy Analysis
  • Digital Technologies and Business Innovation
  • Business and Managerial Economics
  • Work Based Leadership Impact Project

Voluntary Sector Management route:

  • Strategy, Diversity and Governance
  • Resource Management in the Voluntary Sector
  • Work Based leadership Impact Project

Benefits to your organisation

This programme will support your employees in their current role and develop their leadership skills for future career progression in a senior leadership capacity.

Throughout the programme participants will undertake a number of professional development activities which will help them reflect on their learning and build on their personal presence and self-awareness, whilst developing both social and emotional intelligence.

The final component of their degree will be a work-based leadership impact project, which will demonstrate their understanding of management and leadership and its application to their own organisation.

Successful completion of all requirements means that students will achieve a level 7 master’s degree as well as a Senior Leader Apprenticeship award. They will also be eligible for professional accreditation from either the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

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