Benefits of the programme
The overall aim of the programme is to develop
individuals as potential managers and leaders with a sound
understanding of skills necessary to undertake in a management or
leadership role. You will be able to develop a critical, reflective
and integrated understanding of Leadership and Management within a
context of business sustainability, corporate social responsibility
and ethics, helping students undertake effective roles within
business organisations as part of a wider strategic team. It also
provides opportunities for advanced study and practical application
of the key concepts and concerns within business including the
importance of coaching and mentoring in the development of business
strategy and organisational culture. This is grounded on positive
and critical attitudes towards culture, diversity, change
management and conflict management. The framework is created around
the role of management and leadership in the context of a dynamic
and vibrant business and management environment.
York St John Business School has a growing reputation for
attracting a strong and diverse international student group,
bringing a rich cultural base to our programmes of study.
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.
- Sustainable Businesses - The module is all
about Business ethics and ethical issues in business, the impact of
business activities on the natural, social and economic
environments as well as introduction to corporate (social)
responsibility and strategies for sustainable business.
- Managing Business Finance - You develop
an understanding of the role of accountants in the management of a
successful enterprise. There is an opportunity to use technical
skills and gain a deep understanding of underlying concepts.
- Leadership and Management Coaching - The
module explores the complexities of coaching practice and exploring
the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring as
well as establishing the ground rules of the coaching meeting
- Strategic Leadership and Management - The
module explores the field of leadership and management skills in a
business context. It encourages you to critically analyse styles
and theory whilst being self-aware in the decisions they make.
- Managing Culture and Leading Change - This
module explores issues pertaining to effective management of
organisational culture and change leadership. It specifically
addresses the tensions that exist between leadership strategies and
the role of human resources in the development and empowerment of
people within organisations; as well as the relationship between
organisational leadership and the role of human resources in the
management of organisational change.
- The Dynamics of Managing Diversity, Conflict and
Ethics - This module will draw upon the concepts and
principles in relation to workforce diversity and conflict
management, and critically explores issues associated with
implementing diversity strategy in a modern business environment.
This module will provide you with the opportunity to critically
discuss the key principles of business ethics and corporate social
responsibility, and how it is interrelated with workforce diversity
and conflict management.
- Managing Operations and Information Systems -
The module focuses on how these areas create competitive advantage
and add value in both production and service areas. Emphasis is
placed on Business Process Improvement and Business Process
- Project Management - This module seeks to
develop an appreciation of the theoretical and practical issues
relating to project management from a strategic and operations
The research dissertation provides an opportunity
for specialism through in-depth study of an issue relevant to
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