Professional leadership moves beyond more traditional leadership and management ideas to acknowledge that change is needed, that leaders now, more than ever, must be authentic, ethical, financially aware, strategic, and ambitious for their organisation. All of which has been considered within IT Sligo`s new Masters in Professional Leadership.
The MA in Professional Leadership covers both core and elective learning. Learners will get the opportunity to gather core knowledge, skills and competencies in Leadership; Organisational Psychology; Strategy; Financial Management and Research Methods. The learner can also choose one elective each term. The award will cumulate in a Research Project where students are given the opportunity, under supervision, to explore and examine ways to implement their learning within a real-life context.
Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session.
Year two is devoted to the students Research Project. Students work with their supervisor to complete their project.
Applicants should normally hold a 2.2 honours degree award in any discipline.
It is preferable applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience.
For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations then IT Sligo's formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.
Financial Management 05
Understanding Leadership 05
Organisational Psychology 05
Corporate Governance [E] 05
Entrepreneurship [E] 05
Strategy and Practice 05
Research Design & Development 05
Corporate Social Responsibility [E] 05
Digital Transformation [E] 05
Research Thesis 55
[E] = Elective Module.
Modules subject to availability.
Total fees €8,000
€4,000 per annum
Post Course Info
The Masters in Professional Leadership will be relevant to those whose professional life already involves making and executing decisions, as well as those who are striving to enhance their career options. In addition to their study of core organisational, financial, and strategy subjects, students will undertake a significant body of supervised research.
Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in IT Sligo or other Higher Education providers.