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Newcastle University launches new work-based leadership degrees

Newcastle University Business School has created three new degree programmes to reflect the changing nature of work and help develop responsible leaders.

The Masters degrees will combine learning with work-based practice and face-to-face workshops with online learning.

The three programmes will also provide future leaders and managers with the flexibility to continue in their career while working towards a Masters qualification, giving them an opportunity to put their theory-based learning into practice and make a real-time impact on their organisation.

The programmes have been developed by Newcastle University Business School’s leadership, development and organisation future team, whose aim is to understand and respond to challenges around how we will work in the future.

Dr Jo James, director of the leadership team, said: “We are proud to be launching these programmes at a time of unprecedented societal and economic upheaval.

“Before the pandemic, our research centred on leadership practices required to create sustainable, inclusive and digitally connected workplaces.

“These issues are relevant for every organisation 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. Programme 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, with a third starting in 2021.

The courses are as follows:

An Executive MBA designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organisation’s future and their own career.

A Strategic Leadership MSc aimed at professionals who want to learn what it takes to develop inclusive, responsible leadership.

A MSc in Coaching and Mentoring aimed at qualified coaches, organisational coaches/mentors and senior leaders with coaching skills.