M.A. Leadership & Management (online study)

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,950 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 5,950 / Year (International)
Start date: May  2015, September  2015, May  2016
  • English
Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Part-time
Structure: Fully structured
Student interaction: Online group works/assignments
Attendance: No Attendance
Teacher support: Continuous support with feedback on request

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If you are keen and ambitious to lead and organise in the workplace, our MA in Leadership and Management is your ideal launch pad.

The dynamic course will significantly enhance your existing abilities and help you to develop key leadership and management expertise within a professional, work-related context.

Well equip you with the skills and confidence to make decisions and devise strategies as we build on your existing work experience.

Importantly, the course allows you to relate your learning to fresh workplace situations, giving you the opportunity to propel your career prospects.

How and where youll learn We deliver your course via our pioneering Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which gives you 24/7 access to all of our learning materials and allows you to share ideas and feedback with your tutors and peers whenever you like.

Studying for an online degree is learning made easy and youll pick up several new skills through a variety of activities, including:

* Research.
* Videos.
* Tutorials.
* Case studies.
* Discussion and work-based projects.

Essentially, although youre learning remotely, youll never be on your own

Our dedicated distance learning team are always on hand to offer support and help you develop your skills and knowledge to ensure you can apply what youve learnt to real life scenarios in the workplace.

Tailored to suit your needs

Our course is tailored to align comfortably with your needs and is perfect if youre already in a management or leadership position and want to enhance your skills further.

In modern business, ambitious people like you wish to boost their career prospects and increase impact in the workplace the MA Leadership and Management course can help make this happen.


What you you'll learn: The course is structured around modules, with each concentrating on a different theme.These modules include

Strategic Management
Explore the exciting realm of strategic management and discover how strategy contributes to the performance of an organisation.

Youll also focus on the organisations internal and external environment, and delve into key issues such as competitive advantage.

Strategic Leadership
Fancy learning how strategic approaches taken by a leader can contribute to an organisations performance?

Well help you find out

This module allows you to get your hands dirty (not literally) and builds on experience youve picked up in the workplace to provide ideas and frameworks for the design and employment of strategy.

Then choose from ONE of the following four OPTIONAL modules

Human Resources Management and Leadership
Take a look at human resources issues from a leaders standpoint and explore how strategic HR management and leadership are applied in the modern workplace.


Strategic Marketing Management
Covering two themes, well help you critically understand the practical tools, techniques, operations and activities of the processes involved in marketing. Additionally, youll discover the marketing decisions on which effective marketing management and planning are based.


Finance for Decision Making
Any leader worth their salt should have a comprehensive understanding of how financial considerations can influence decisions and this module will help you develop the techniques you can use in your own decision making.


Organisational Behaviour
How do group dynamics influence group effectiveness? What impact does corporate culture have on behaviour? What does organisational behaviour mean for management practice? This module looks at organisations and their impact on human behaviour and organisational effectiveness.

Next you will study...

Leadership and Change
Take a look at change from the leaders perspective and explore a variety of themes, including:

* The organisational context of change.
* Understanding resistance to change.
* Managing a change process.

Advanced Decision Making
Boost your decision making skills to keep abreast of the ever changing complexities of the workplace. Cultivate your self-awareness, change management and professional judgement and leadership courtesy of this modules core elements.

Research Methods for Business & Management
Pick up the important academic and work-related skills you need to frame, plan and deliver research, as well as the expertise to analyse and interpret the generated data.

Postgraduate Major Project
To utilise what youve learnt throughout the course, youll carry out a major piece of research to give you the chance to develop specialist knowledge in an area that interests you and this will go a long way to boosting your future career prospects.

Your workplace experience is vital to your learning and central to your assessment. The way in which youre assessed assignments, written reports, reflections on your own practice, presentations and strategic plans is designed to help you apply your learning to your work and allow you to demonstrate practical outcomes.


* UK university degree or equivalent.
* Two years of relevant experience at supervisory, junior, middle, or senior management level.
* We treat each application individually, so if you dont possess the entry criteria but can demonstrate relevant experience in a management post or professional responsibility, you may still be considered.
* Youll need access to a computer and the internet, preferably via broadband.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.



Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000, we are one of the largest universities in the East of England, and a large provider of part-time education.

Our students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, we offer an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of a knowledge-based economy.

Our main campuses at Cambridge and Chelmsford attract students not only from the East of England but in increasing numbers from mainland Europe and from further afield. In addition, our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far removed as Malaysia and Trinidad.


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