Participants come from all levels of the education system (primary, post-primary, adult and community, and third level) as well as from industry, the health sector, state agencies, and community organizations.
Using a combination of blended and face-to-face sessions structured to support achievement for students undertaking Masters level study while balancing work and family commitments, this programme offers the opportunity to:
Explore the assumptions and implications of the major theories of organizational management and leadership.
Gain understanding of organizational policy-making and its implementation through an exploration of decision making theories and the psychology of organizational behaviour at an individual and group level, and change management.
Learn the key dimensions of the recruitment, selection and retention of human resources in the globalized operating context.
Gain knowledge and skills in organizational research, culminating in the opportunity to complete a research project of relevance in the participant's own workplace setting.
To enable students to:
Develop the knowledge and skills to provide effective leadership in the workplace and society.
Acquire key principles, best practices, characteristics and the organisational strategy required by managers and leaders in today's fast-changing and complex operating environment.
Develop self-management skills to enable them to become more effective managers, educators and learning facilitators.
A key benefit of the MSc in Education and Training (Leadership stream) at DCU is the range of backgrounds of programme participants. The programme is designed for practising and aspiring leaders and managers in settings where learning is core. This diversity of backgrounds contributes a breadth of experience and a dynamic learning environment where a range of workplace cultures, and their implications, can be explored.
The programme is delivered by a team of academics and practising experts with applied experience in leadership and management. At the same time, DCU's strategic commitment as a University of Enterprise builds on our reputation for innovation and fosters an highly applied approach to programme delivery. Full use is made of the virtual learning environment to ensure participants can self-pace their study yet remain fully involved in a community of practice.