Benefits of the programme
- In a collaborative learning and teaching environment, you can
experience debate on strategic issues of relevance and engage in
discussion on putting theory into practice.
- Through module assignments, you can research and explore topics
of particular interest. If you are already in employment, you can
use the written assignments to explore, for example, implementing
HR strategies within your organisation.
- A key part of the programme is the action learning set. Here,
in a group of up to eight learners, you will work in a mutually
supportive yet challenging environment.
The programme brings the opportunity to stimulate
learning and development in the spirit of collaborative
How will I study?
The programme is offered on a full or
What will I study?
The programme comprises five modules. Completion
of the first four leads to the Postgraduate Diploma award, with
completion of the research appreciation and dissertation module
leading to the Master of Arts award.
- Strategic Leadership, Culture & Ethics -
You explore the key issues around strategic leadership, culture
ethics in organisation and business environments. This will involve
reviewing relevant theory, models and
concepts and their practical application to business today.
- Leading Organisational Development - This
module covers issues pertaining to effective leadership of
organisational development including innovation, change management,
and human resources issues of
understanding and empowerment including innovative practices. Case
studies are used to develop skills in
understanding the complexity of real-life issues and the synthesis
- Managing the Business Environment - You
examine issues pertaining to the identification and management of
key business stakeholders and the management of resources including
human, finance and marketing. You also consider the ethical issues
involved in relations with internal and external stakeholders and
identify socially and environmentally sustainable business
- Managing Business Integration - This module
explores issues pertaining to problem solving, decision
and project management. We provide analytical and consultancy tools
for analysing practices and processes
within business settings in order to make recommendations for
- Research Methods & Dissertation - The
dissertation allows you to undertake independent research
one aspect of your studies from the programme. You will undertake
desk-based or action research, with
the aim of facilitating an appreciation of quantitative or
qualitative (or a combined methodology) approaches
to research in leadership and management.
What resources will I have access to?
York St John University has an excellent range of
management texts and access to electronic journals. There are
PCs/networked terminals available in learning resource rooms,
housed in the main library. An excellent range of student support
and welfare services are also available.
Degree programme information