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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please contact email@example.com
Financial Management 05
Understanding Leadership 05
Organisational Psychology 05
Corporate Governance [E] 05
Entrepreneurship [E] 05
Leading and Managing Remote Teams [E] 05
Strategy and Practice 05
Corporate Social Responsibility [E] 05
Digital Transformation [E] 05
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.
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 ATU Sligo's formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
1 year part-time
Delivery Method: Online
No attendance required.
Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.
For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
Post Course Info
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.
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.