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Postgraduate course
MSc

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Overview

This block-delivered course will offer an innovative programme of personal learning and will expose you to a diverse range of up-to-date business management and leadership theories. Designed to challenge your approach to business and leadership, this course will focus on the boardroom and your modules will enable you to build your confidence in devising alternative perspectives to create business opportunities.

You will develop into a highly skilled, flexible and adaptable leader with the expertise and tools to play a crucial role in facilitating the process of ethical and focused organisational change in order to improve the competitiveness of your organisation.

The design of this course will enable you to study alongside your employment and will provide you with leading management content and impactful delivery that can be directly applied to improve your professional performance. This dual approach will benefit both your learning and your business as you build new capabilities and talent to help your organisation move to new levels of success.

This programme will explore the challenges and responsibilities of working at executive level and the nature of personal authenticity, as well as the need to exhibit moral courage and resilience for decision-making and in the conduct of boardroom matters.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • Clear executive, governance and boardroom focus
  • Applied practice-based learning
  • Block delivery helps you to dovetail your learning and business workload
  • Assessment focuses on improving professional practice
  • Designed to build your competency and improve performance
  • Builds adaptive capability to enhance career progression
  • Supportive tutor feedback and supervision

Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

Careers

Leeds Beckett University Careers

Careers

Teaching and learning

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Leeds Business School - Teaching 2020-21 page.

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Leeds Business School - Teaching 2020-21 page.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Leadership, Self & Creating the Future

Leading Organisational Change

Dissertation

Generic Route

The Board, Executive & Good Governance

Managing Corporate & Stakeholder Relationships

Organising & Managing for Performance

Work-Based Learning Operation

Coaching Pathway

The Essentials of Executive & Business Coaching

Executive & Business Coaching - the Organisational Impact

Executive & Business Coaching - Reflective Practice

Leadership, Self & Creating the Future

Leading Organisational Change

Dissertation

Generic Route

The Board, Executive & Good Governance

Managing Corporate & Stakeholder Relationships

Organising & Managing for Performance

Work-Based Learning Exploration

Coaching Pathway

The Essentials of Executive & Business Coaching

Executive & Business Coaching - the Organisational Impact

Executive & Business Coaching - Reflective Practice

Leadership, Self & Creating the Future

Leading Organisational Change

Dissertation

Generic Route

The Board, Executive & Good Governance

Managing Corporate & Stakeholder Relationships

Organising & Managing for Performance

Work-Based Learning Exploration

Coaching Pathway

The Essentials of Executive & Business Coaching

Executive & Business Coaching - the Organisational Impact

Executive & Business Coaching - Reflective Practice

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Leadership, Self & Creating the Future

Leading Organisational Change

Dissertation

Generic Route

The Board, Executive & Good Governance

Managing Corporate & Stakeholder Relationships

Organising & Managing for Performance

Work-Based Learning Operation

Coaching Pathway

The Essentials of Executive & Business Coaching

Executive & Business Coaching - the Organisational Impact

Executive & Business Coaching - Reflective Practice

Dr Nick Beech
Dr Nick Beech
Course Director
Nick is the Director of Executive Learning working in Leeds Business School. He has overseen many executive courses including MBA (Executive) and MSc Executive Leadership & CSR, and professional programmes such as the Institute of Directors qualification. He is a specialist in corporate governance, decision-making, and executive and business coaching.
The design of this course will help experienced practitioners, some of whom may not have formal qualifications, to develop new skills and apply the latest management thinking to their professional practice and take their business to new levels. You will become a governance champion driving your organisation’s immediate and long-term growth potential.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

    Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

    As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

    This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

    Additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

    • 24/7 Library and student IT support
    • Free wifi via eduroam
    • Skills workshops and resources
    • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
    • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
    • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

      Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

      As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

      This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

      Additional course costs

      Tuition fees
      Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

      • 24/7 Library and student IT support
      • Free wifi via eduroam
      • Skills workshops and resources
      • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
      • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
      • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

        Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

        As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

        This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

        Additional course costs

        Tuition fees
        Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

        • 24/7 Library and student IT support
        • Free wifi via eduroam
        • Skills workshops and resources
        • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
        • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
        • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

        Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

        As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

        This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

        Additional course costs

        Tuition fees
        Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

        • 24/7 Library and student IT support
        • Free wifi via eduroam
        • Skills workshops and resources
        • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
        • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
        • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

          Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

          As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

          This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

          Additional course costs

          Tuition fees
          Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

          • 24/7 Library and student IT support
          • Free wifi via eduroam
          • Skills workshops and resources
          • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
          • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
          • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

          Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

          As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

          This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

          Facilities

          • The Rose Bowl
            The Rose Bowl

            The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

          • Library
            Library

            Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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          Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

          Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

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            INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
            Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
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            FEES & FUNDING
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