The Masters in Leadership and Management is interdisciplinary in nature, aimed at building an integrative approach to professional leadership and management. This masters programme is designed to support learners to develop the key skills, knowledge, attitudes and approaches required to engage effectively as leaders and managers in their chosen field. A strong emphasis is placed on research within this programme and learners are provided with an opportunity to explore, access and influence the future direction of current organisational strategies by using the skills acquired during the programme.
As part of the M.A in Leadership and Management programme, you will study leadership and management principles, strategic management, managing change and managing people, financial management, information technology management, customer care, quality management, evidence based practice and research methods. You will then apply these to the completion of a dissertation.
Combining both theory and practical skills, this programme is designed to develop your competency and professional knowledge to a higher level and to give you the skills to work as a leader or manager in your chosen field.
What supports will I have?
At ICHAS, every lecturer and member of staff is committed to excellence in education. Each Module has a Module Leader who works with students to enhance their learning and will provide formative and summative feedback throughout each module. Each programme has a Programme Co-ordinator and in addition you will have direct access to the Programme Leader and the Director of Graduate Studies.
The Dissertation and Practicum are central elements of the Masters programme. Each student will undertake these modules under the direction of an Academic and Practicum supervisor respectively for these modules.
Who Awards My Qualification?
On successful completion of the programme your qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI is one of the principal Irish awarding body for 3rd level in Ireland and sets the standards for awards on the NFQ. Because this programme is validated by QQI, the Award you receive is recognised in Ireland and internationally. See www.qqi.ie for further information.
The M.A in Leadership and Management has many distinctive features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type. For Example;
•This programme is part of a suite of programmes that have been recently re-validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring the quality of its teaching and assessment strategies, programme content and quality.
•It is delivered by lecturers who are experts in the fields of study within the Programme.
•Recognised nationally and internationally. On completion you will receive the Europass Diploma Supplement in addition to your degree parchment.
•It is professionally accredited by professional bodies within the Psychological Therapies Forum.
•It designed to be affordable. Fees associated with the programme are significantly lower than comparable programmes in publically funded Irish Colleges and Universities.
•It adopts a Flexible structure, meaning that students may study at a pace and duration that fits in with their lifestyle demands – students may study on a modular basis or spread the period of their studies over a timeframe that suits them.
•It teaches topics that have a proven evidence base of effectiveness.
•It combines a well balanced match of theory and practice.
•This course facilitates a progression route to PHD and professional doctorate level programmes.
•It provides higher level education to increase employment opportunities for graduates in a range of different areas including; working with young people, women at risk of domestic violence, the elderly and those with mental health issues etc.
•It utilises blended learning approaches offering a flexible approach for all students through face to face and on-line learning.
•It is an Irish based quality assured Masters level qualification.