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The MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change has been designed to build student knowledge and understanding of formulating and monitoring business strategies, how to develop change programmes and understand the impact of different leadership styles in particular contexts. This knowledge and these skills will enhance students’ personal development, so they become more effective if or when they undertake a managerial role.
The programme has five core courses; one a research methods course, and four strategy-orientated courses which are designed to be of relevance to senior and middle managers, high-potential junior managers, management consultants, entrepreneurs and directors of small and medium-sized enterprises.
In addition, the programme caters for non-specialists who wish to pursue a more general business/managerial career, but with a business strategy emphasis. There are also opportunities to study three optional strategy-oriented courses (from a choice of four), which allow participants to customise the programme according to their needs and interests. The programme will be completed by a dissertation that will take a strategy-oriented perspective. This perspective should emphasise one or a combination of the programme’s key subject themes of business strategy, leadership and change.
The MSc in Business Strategy,Leadership and Change has been designed to equip the next generation of organisational managers with skills which include business strategy, strategic change, leadership, systems thinking and analysis, project management, business economics,demand and inventory planning and quality management and engineering.
The programme’s multidisciplinary approach to managing an organisation will provide participants with rich managerial and organisational insights. Furthermore, the programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the disciplines involved by exploring the nature of thinking strategically, and the role and function of leadership in strategy formulation, implementation and change.
Teaching and Assessment
Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.
Assessment is through a balance of examinations, coursework and a dissertation.