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Global College Malta

PG Certificate in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management

Course Overview

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7 Months

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30 ECTS

ICON3_MQF 7
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From €3,750

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every 6 weeks

The PG Certificate in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management is received after successful completion of 4 modules of the MSc in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management accumulating to 30 ECTS.

This Masters of Science degree enables students to develop a critical understanding of the fundamental theories and application of concepts, techniques in formulating business strategy, providing effective leadership and management of the change process to ensure arrival. Strategy does not always succeed because leadership and change management execution are not in harmony together.

Objectives

Critically evaluate and apply a range of theories, concepts and models to support the development of strategy, to develop best practice in leadership and execution via change management.

By the end of this course, students will be able to apply problem solving skills to various scenarios and be able to generate strategic options in formulating strategy. Students will recognise that people (employees and stakeholders alike) are fundamental to the change process itself and should be encouraged to become involved and empowered (Kotter and Kohen, 2002). Leadership, marketing, finance, organisational behaviour and business models modules will develop broader skills, and competencies and knowledge which are required of a present day middle to senior-level manager.

Career Prospects

This course is designed for those individuals who are in employment and who are seeking career growth in their careers as a strategic leaders. Therefore emphasis is specifically placed on developing the skills required to advance in their leadership career potential. Through the various modules and the assessment strategy, students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills as practising or aspiring leaders, and to think analytically about their personal and organisational processes. Therefore students who successfully complete the MSc in Strategy, Leadership and Change management can aspire to grow further in their management and leadership roles within both the private and the public sector. Following their studies students can aspire to apply for employment positions in finance, marketing, HR, and many more departments.

Awarding Body

Global College Malta is licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as a Higher Education institution. All courses provided by Global Malta are accredited and/or recognised and thus mapped to the MQF/EQF respectively.

Duration

7 Months

EQF/ MQF Level

7 – (European/ Malta Qualifications Framework)

ECTS

30 ECTS

Modules

Module Code

Module Title 

ECTS 

MSC 01

Marketing

7.5

MSC 02

Strategic Change

7.5

MSC 03

Accountancy and Finance

7.5

MSC 04

Quantitative Methods and Research

7.5

MSC 05

Strategic Management

7.5

MSC 06

Organisational Behaviour/ Human Resource Management

7.5

MSC 07

Leadership

7.5

MSC 08

Business Models

7.5

Important Note:  The PG Certificate in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management course comprises of 4 modules forming part of the 9 modules of an MSc in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management course. Hence students, upon receiving the PG Certificate in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management are eligible to progress to the next 4 modules and dissertation to be awarded the MSc in Strategy, Leadership and Change Management qualification.

 

 

Mode of Study

Modular, evening classes

Assessment

Learning, teaching and assessment methods.

The intended learning outcomes include, inter alia, that graduates should be able to:

  • Examine critically the nature of organisational change and evaluate the impact of change on management/leadership approaches and actions within a clear ethical context.
  • Analyse critically and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and activities, and apply entrepreneurship theory to management of innovation in order to achieve effective and sustainable outcomes.
  • Apply concepts, principles and models to deal with issues in simulated contexts.
  • Exhibit the management research skills necessary to aid effective management decision making.
  • Develop critical thinking and creativity in relation to contemporary business and management issues: manage creative processes in themselves and also support these in others; assist the organising of thought and analysis.
  • Conduct research into logistics and supply chain management issues based on an original perspective.
  • Communicate findings to specialist and generalist audiences and implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently.
  • Reflect on, and learn from, prior professional experience and be capable of implementing and integrating new knowledge through personal development with past experience and applying it to the benefit of self, colleagues and staff, new markets and situations.

The programme adopts a broad range of learning and teaching approaches involving a mixture of formal and informal methods of teaching. Considerable input from students is planned through, for example, case study analysis, group discussions and presentations. Theoretical concepts might typically be delivered in a lecture followed by smaller group seminars based on, for example, group case study analysis, all based within a workshop setting. Discussion and interactive sessions will encourage students to examine critically key elements of business and management. In addition, students are expected to undertake considerable independent study to support class contact time.

Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Formative feedback will be provided to students through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment within the modules will take various forms including coursework assignments, reports, presentations, examinations and the dissertation (which specialises in Logistics/Supply Chain Management). Full details of the assessment procedures for each module are shown in the individual module specification.

Throughout the course, students, as part of their personal development, will be offered ample opportunities to improve their transferable skills. In addition, students will also develop their management research skills.

All modules, with the exception of the Dissertation, will be assessed by a combination of summative/end-of-module written papers (50%) and formative/continuous assessment (50%). Continuous assessment will be undertaken via a combination of teaching and learning approaches including:

  • Multiple-choice papers
  • Case studies
  • Project work
  • Team/group exercises
  • Essays

Students will be provided with oral and written feedback on continuous assessment and, where applicable, strategies implemented to ensure that they are fully prepared for the end of- course assessments.

Study Material

All students will have access to EBSCO, the world’s largest online library, Moodle for class notes and Turnitin for the upload of assignments.

Entry to the course

For further information get in touch with a representative of Global College Malta.

Fees and Funding

EU Students*: €3750

*This course is eligible for the Get Qualified Scheme. Students can get 70% of their tuition fees back upon successful completion of this course.

International Students: €4250

Application Fee: €250

Registration Fee: €250

Administration Fee: €250

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