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The new Master’s degrees will integrate learning with work-based practice and will each combine face-to-face workshops with online learning.  

The three programs will provide future leaders and managers with the flexibility to continue in their careers whilst working towards a Masters’s degree and give them an opportunity to put their theory-based learning into practice, helping them make a real-time impact in their organization.

The programs have been developed by Newcastle University Business School’s Leadership, Development and Organisation Futures team, whose main aim is to help organizations better understand and respond to the challenges of how we will work in the future. 

Dr. Jo James, Director of the Leadership Development and Organisation Futures team, said “We are proud to be launching these programs at a time of unprecedented societal and economic upheaval. 

“Before the pandemic, our research centered on leadership practices required to create sustainable, inclusive, and digitally connected workplaces. These issues are relevant for every organization looking to navigate successfully into the future. The public health crisis has amplified the urgency for these leadership skills. 

“Our aim is to offer a learning environment that works with today’s real-world challenges. Program participants will benefit from a supportive peer group of strategic leaders working on economic and societal recovery.”

Two of the three courses will start in September 2020 and are open for applications now. These are:

Executive MBA 

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organization’s future and their own careers. They will engage in a fast-moving curriculum that builds a broad understanding of organizational performance and pioneer solutions to global challenges in relation to themselves, their organization and the wider society. 

Strategic Leadership MSc 

The Strategic Leadership MSc program is aimed at professionals who want to learn what it takes to develop inclusive, responsible leadership. Built for those who are already a business leader or aspire to be one, the program develops strategic skills, insights, and resilience to lead in a global context. 

Expressions of interest are being taken now for the third course, an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring. This will start from September 2021 and is aimed at qualified coaches, organizational coaches/mentors, and senior leaders with coaching skills. The program develops a broad understanding of coaching theory and practice. Participants learn about coaching with individuals, groups, and teams offering the opportunity to create a real impact in organizational performance. 

Anyone interested in the new programmes can find out more by emailing executiveeducation@ncl.ac.uk 

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