Professional Leadership

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 Postgraduate Certificate 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. The learner can also choose one elective each term.


Year 1:
Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session.


If you are interested in the Masters Programme in Professional Leadership please contact Dr Breda McTaggart, Head of Department of Social Sciences, contact details:


Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please contact

Subjects taught

Semester 1

Title Credits
Financial Management 05
Understanding Leadership 05
Organisational Psychology 05
Corporate Governance [E] 05
Entrepreneurship [E] 05
Leading and Managing Remote Teams [E] 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Strategy and Practice 05
Corporate Social Responsibility [E] 05
Digital Transformation [E] 05

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022


1 Year

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Career Opportunities
The Postgraduate Certificate 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.

Further Study
Students may decide to progress to our Masters in Professional Leadership.

Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in IT Sligo or other Higher Education providers.

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