Executive Master’s in Leadership

Key Information

Date: September 2019
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 (subject to change)

  • Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Principles of Marketing and Strategy
  • Leadership and Change

Plus: Work Based Leadership Impact Project

Students will then follow either a general management and leadership route, or a specialist voluntary sector management route, through to the end of the programme.

General management route

  • Supply Chain Management

Voluntary sector management route

  • Learning and Understanding in the Voluntary Sector

Year two (subject to change)

General management route

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.

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

Year two (subject to change)

Voluntary sector management route

On the voluntary sector management route modules will be tailored towards the nonprofit sector, drawing on the expertise of Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (CCE) and the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management, allowing students to focus on what is most relevant to their organisation. Topics covered will include:

  • Resource Management
  • Strategy, Diversity and Governance
  • Learning and Understanding 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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