The MSc is designed for ICSA graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of chartered secretaries may be met.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
The University of Northampton
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The MSc is designed to provide continuing professional development for aspiring chartered secretaries. Specifically, it aims to extend competence gained through professional qualification with ICSA and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about leadership and management. In particular the two modules ‘The Effective Manager’ and ‘Strategic Leadership’ take an in depth look at leadership and management skills. This top up course is available through distance learning worldwide and students are supported by online materials and tutor guidance.
These modules are concerned with the evaluation and development of skills appropriate for managing others. Effective managers have a range of different approaches to their work, sharing a diverse set of personality traits, attributes, values and beliefs. These may underpin skills proficiency, but are not in themselves skills. A key purpose of these modules is to encourage students to develop a sense of self awareness and of their own strengths and development needs as managers, colleagues and subordinates. The modules seek to build upon and improve a range of definable skills which are pivotal to effective management practice and successful leadership. Specialised skills of particular significance to effective people management will be enhanced and developed. The modules will introduce some of the central theories and frameworks in leadership and enable you to apply these theories and frameworks to analyse and address real strategic problems. The key themes of these modules are:
- enhancing self development and the development of others
- an understanding of business environmental complexity (internal and external)
- key strategic leadership skills, competencies and capabilities, which also reinforce employability skills (for example self management, teamwork, critical-thinking, problem solving, communication)
- meeting ethical challenges inherent in operating at the strategic level within multicultural contexts
- promoting sustainable competitive advantage
- leading change and transformation, whilst meeting the challenges of the information age
Following successful completion of the two modules, students are required to undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of corporate governance and leadership and it is expected that this would be related to current employment.
Course modules (17/18)
Strategic Leadership (10 Credits)
- Module code: HRMM042
- Core module Y
The Effective Manager (10 Credits)
- Module code: HRMM020
- Core module Y
Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
- Module code: FINM025
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course is assessed by reports and a dissertation.
Facilities and Special Features
- converts professional qualifications into an MSc
- networking opportunities with other professionals
- distance learning is supported worldwide by e-learning material
The programme is concerned with broadening your professional knowledge and aims to provide practitioners with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and corporate governance of organisations.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applicants should have successfully completed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries examinations or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£3,840 (80 credits)|
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. See our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.