Professional Leadership - Sligo

The aim of this programme is to support the development of knowledge, skills and competencies, relevant and useful to professional leadership roles within modern organisations. Strategic thinking, leadership styles, strategies, capabilities and competencies are examined, critiqued and applied to complex problems.

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for those seeking career progression for both early career leaders and more established professionals, attracting students from many industries and sectors including public, private and NGO.

Subjects taught


Understanding Leadership
Organisational Psychology
Financial Management
Strategy and Practice
Elective: Leading and Managing Remote Teams
Elective: Business Sustainability and Human Rights
Elective: Corporate Governance
Elective: Emerging Trends in Leading & Leadership
Elective: Digital Transformation
Research Design & Development
Research Thesis

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.2 Honours degree award in any discipline. It is preferable applicants will also 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, ATU Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.




2 years part-time, online.

Study Hours
Live Lectures are Tuesday and Thursday evening between 6pm and 10pm. It is recommended that students spend approx. 4.25 hours per week per 5-credit module independent learning.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required however students are invited to attend Sligo Campus for one day per semester.


Total fees €8,000
€4,000 per annum

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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