Postgraduate (2 years part-time, work-based)
This course is delivered through blended learning: work-based study, online through our Learning Management System, Canvas, plus four senior leader business education workshops per year on our Cambridge campus (or your employer's choice of venue for larger groups).
Study a high-level university qualification and achieve Senior Leader status with our Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship. You’ll gain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) while you work, with no tuition fees.
Our blended Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) uses our unique expertise to develop leaders and managers who are equipped to face the future and create thriving initiatives in challenging times.
Good leadership and management are critical to success. Our SLMDA is a dynamic course designed to help develop your key leadership and management capabilities within a professional, work-related context. The programme will enable you to continue to earn while learning and apply your knowledge to improve your leadership skills within the workplace.
Course modules cover the full range of business skills, including: Strategic Leadership, Marketing Planning, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management, Operations and Project Management, Leadership and Change, Finance for Decision Making, Human Resources Management and Leadership and Entrepreneurial Action.
Our MBA programme is ‘dual accredited’ by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This means that the content of our degree has been mapped to a CMI qualification and enables you to gain an additional CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership qualification as part of your academic studies.
Once the end point assessment has been completed you will become a member of the CMI and will be granted the CMgr designation which remains valid as long as you continue your professional registration and maintain continuing professional development (CPD).
Our SLMDA takes two years to complete and offers you the additional benefits of CMI Affiliate Member status from the start of your course. 20% of your learning will be classed as ‘off the job’, which means that you'll be learning during normal working hours either in your place of work or outside – but not part of your normal working duties.
You will also attend four senior management workshops per year that will cover executive education, incorporating guest speakers, module content and networking opportunities.
As well as learning while you earn, the benefits of studying this course include:
Whether you’re aspiring to become a professional manager or you have leadership experience, our Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship will arm you with the professional skills you need to enhance your leadership career.
The content and delivery of our degree has been designed to equip you with core leadership skills and knowledge to make an increased contribution at work.
The work-based project gives you the opportunity to focus on topics relevant to your employer, and to make recommendations for improved business performance.
The End Point Assessment comprises of two assessment areas:
Throughout the apprenticeship there are a range of assessment activities including a strong emphasis on work-based projects as well as presentations, case studies, reports, critical reflection and written assignments based on your work environment.
You will also be completing an online development portfolio which will contain evidence of your workplace learning demonstrating the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) assessed by the professional discussion. Evidence may include reports, minutes, stake-holder/customer comments, performance reviews and presentations.
The topic of your work-based project will be agreed with your employer and supervising tutor to ensure that it is of benefit to the business and relates to both the academic and KSBs.
There are no traditional examinations.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications are mandatory.
Course offers can only be made if approved Level 2 certificates are provided prior to the start of the course.
For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements download this document from the gov.uk website
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