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Brayford Pool

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MBA Leadership

The MBA Leadership is designed for students who wish to develop their careers by studying for a Master’s degree while remaining in their current employment.

Key Information

Part-time

2.5 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

SLMMBAMB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Tracy White - Programme Leader

Tracy White - Programme Leader

Tracey White is Associate Professor in Learning Innovation and Academic Lead for Online Programmes, Degree Apprenticeships and Employer Responsive Provision in Lincoln International Business School. She is Programme leader for the MBA Leadership and the Senior Leaders Master's Degree Apprenticeship as well as the Certificate in Supervisory Management and the suite of Online Programmes.

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Welcome to MBA Leadership

Lincoln International Business School is proud to have developed a flagship part-time Master of Business Administration in Leadership. The MBA Leadership is built around a programme of development aimed at those who wish to become a strategic leader and manager. The programme seeks to develop a critical appreciation of the issues and complexities of the present and future business environment and the need for strategies of sustainability in business and society.

The MBA Leadership is a work-based learning programme which brings together relevant contemporary academic theories and research with a practical understanding of activities within organisations. The MBA Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Management Institution (CMI), and upon successful completion students also receive a Level 7 CMI qualification.

The MBA Leadership has been designed to support career progression, preparing students to carry out senior strategic roles successfully. Students can develop a critical understanding of the issues relating to business and management, which can enhance their ability to maximise individual and organisational potential. The programme aims to build an individual's capacity to successfully manage and lead people, projects, operations, and services. It is designed to develop aspects of leadership, such as strategy, innovation and change, enterprise and risk, finance, marketing, and leading people and developing collaborative relationships.

The programme aims to build on the Principles of Responsible Management Education to address global challenges and create a better future for society through the lens of responsible leadership. Our work-based learning approach is designed to situate you at the heart of learning and can enable you to personalise and apply your learning directly to your organisation, so that both you and your organisation may benefit directly from your studies.

The University also offers an online MBA Leadership programme, which can be studied anytime, anywhere, and on any mobile or desktop device. Find out more at https://online.lincoln.ac.uk/mba-leadership/

How You Study

As a work-based degree programme, the MBA Leadership is designed for students who wish to develop their careers by studying for a Master’s degree while remaining in their current employment. This is achieved through a blended learning approach of face-to-face and online delivery.

The programme draws upon critical action learning, which aims to promote a deeper understanding of the realities of situations through collective as well as individual reflection, considering the tensions, contradictions, emotions, and power dynamics that exist within a group and an individual manager's life. Through the use of action learning sets, students can combine action learning with critical thinking and critical management learning.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to develop the background and understanding that managers and leaders need in terms of financial applications. The module will cover the basis of financial and management accounting, introducing concepts which lead to the development of a more competent understanding of the budgeting and other associated resource allocation problems.

Financial accounting is introduced as separate from management accounting, to enable an understanding of the financial reporting statements which firms must produce to be compliant with the regulations of their company structures. Beyond this we review some financial analysis, including trend identification and concepts or issues that firms face from their funding choices. This can lead to a greater understanding of the financial consequences of the decisions which management choose.

Module Overview

This module examines corporate governance, developing key skills to support good governance, risk management, control, and stakeholder dialogue throughout an organisation. It provides an overview of the role of boards and directors in corporate governance and aims to develop an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in governance worldwide.

The module aims to develop students who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond financial information and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies sustain long-term success. It also evaluates techniques to manage cybersecurity risks within the student's own organisation and the wider environment.

Module Overview

This module has a strong focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, leading to the development of a strategic plan which can enable an organisation to move forward.

There will be consideration of the innovative and creative process, both at individual and corporate level. Corporate entrepreneurship is not only a desired result of a company’s strategy but also as a precondition of strategic success in a responsible environment. It creates and sustains a competitive advantage. In a similar role to that of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs seek to provide solutions to problems, for example low productivity, waste, poor quality, and low morale. As well as identifying the potential business benefits of intrapreneurship, there will be consideration of strategies to encourage, nurture, and lead intrapreneurship within an organisation.

Students can produce a strategic plan for a work-based project which can enable the implementation of an innovative solution to an agreed business problem, and the identification of appropriate research methods for the project.

Module Overview

This module focuses on knowledge and strategies for developing, and leading, collaborative networks. It also examines how to build collaborative relationships across multiple and diverse stakeholders, both within their own organisation and across external political environments.

In order to develop skills to lead beyond the graduate's own area of control and authority, there will be opportunities to develop influencing, negotiation and advocacy skills. This can help to build reputation and promote effective collaboration and ways of dealing with conflict.

Module Overview

This module focuses on leading and developing individuals and high performance teams within an organisational culture. Consideration will also be given to workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, as well as diversity and inclusion. Leadership theory and practice, communication, and decision-making will be explored, and the impact on strategic workforce planning. There will also be an appraisal of the student's own role and capacity in these areas.

Module Overview

This module focuses on leading and managing change within broader economic, political, and social contexts, as well as barriers to change and the strategies to overcome these.

There will be consideration of organisational change theories, models and frameworks, and different approaches for managing change. The module also examines new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people, and culture, to promote effective leading of organisational change.

Module Overview

This module aims to equip students with a critical appreciation of how organisations can enhance competitiveness through stakeholder engagement. The module introduces marketing management to students whose previous studies and current occupations may be very diverse. It emphasises the need for a critical and analytical perspective and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.

Marketing within a global environment is examined alongside a consideration of how the impact of environmental trends and customer demands shapes companies marketing strategies. The module aims to establish a sound foundation of core marketing concepts that can be built upon in subsequent modules.

Module Overview

The Negotiated Learning Project forms the final part of the MBA Leadership and allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of business management and leadership in a ‘capstone’ project for an organisation. It is an individual and independent project where students can use their learning to help solve a chosen business problem or challenge. The project provides students with the opportunity as leaders in an organisation to initiate, lead and drive change within a company.

The project is undertaken in an area chosen by the student and is supervised by a member of the School. Students on the MBA Leadership as part of the degree apprenticeship route will normally undertake a project based on an agreed business problem that forms part of their role and agree the project title and support arrangements with their employer and tutor.

Module Overview

This modules relies on concepts of strategic decision-making to explore how strategy is conceived by integrating theory, practice and experience. The module explores how strategy affects organisations and how an organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively, given the understanding of the internal structures, processes and culture, and the external conditions.

Students can explore how mission, vision, and values are shaped in an organisation. The module will cover topics related to organisational structures, business models and how the external environment (political, economical, social, technological, environmental, and legal) impacts on current and new strategies.

This module is designed to build a student's skills and strategic decision-making, in terms of assessment, information and resources, conceptualisation of strategies, implementation, and monitoring of the results.

Within this module, reasonable people, with different experiences, specialised skills and functional perspectives, will have different views. Strategy involves making sense together, through an innovative and creative process. Students will be asked to perform research based on complex information and constructs, analyse real life business situations challenging the status quo, and reflect on their own practice.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods are based on work-based portfolios that should contain evidence of theory, practice, and reflection. Portfolio assessment will be through a range of formats, these could include reports, case studies, reflective learning accounts, presentations, projects, proposals, plans, or practical work-based artefacts with accompanying critical commentary.

The Negotiated Learning Project forms the final 60 credits of the MBA Leadership and allows students to demonstrate their mastery of business management and leadership in a ‘capstone’ project for an organisation. It is an individual project in which students can bring together all their learning on the programme to help solve a chosen business problem or challenge. This allows students to combine elements of learning from different parts of the MBA Leadership to demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and understanding of management and its application to an organisation through synoptic assessment.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Entry Requirements 2019-20

Each applicant will be assessed individually, and this will involve an academic interview.

Minimum entry requirements are a mixture of academic qualifications and professional experience. The baseline for entry is Maths and English GCSCs at level two, or Grade C and above. Applicants must be employed in a managerial capacity with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

Features

The MBA Leadership programme can also be studied as part of a Senior Leadership Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA). The SLMDA has been created by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), and higher education providers. This programme is facilitated through the apprenticeship levy, funded by the Government and employers, and is an opportunity to develop strategic leadership skills. The SLMDA route combines a Master’s degree, apprenticeship, and the option to achieve Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow professional recognition.

How to Apply

For more information about the Leadership MBA, please contact Lincoln International Business School at MBALeadership@lincoln.ac.uk.

Career and Personal Development

The course is aimed at those in senior roles such as section leaders, executives, directors, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, chief information officer roles, and senior military officers. It could also appeal to those in the NHS, and the Police and Fire Service.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

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