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.School Staff List Make an Enquiry
The MBA is designed to suit managers and professionals from across business, government, and civil society, and may appeal to those who not only want to achieve success for themselves and their organisations, but also have a passion for making the world a better place. The curriculum addresses real-world challenges, such as the transition to a zero-carbon economy and technological changes like Industry 4.0, and provides a creative environment for generating new knowledge and practical solutions.
Students can benefit from research-active academics who are able to enrich the programme with the latest thinking around the current issues and challenges faced by organisational decision-makers.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, such as reports, case studies, reflective learning accounts, presentations, projects, proposals, plans, and 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 of their learning to help solve a chosen business problem or challenge. This enables 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 students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made 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. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
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.
For more information about the Leadership MBA, please contact Lincoln International Business School at MBALeadership@lincoln.ac.uk.
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.
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