Skip to Content


Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course provides a significant focus on personal development and focuses on high level skills in managing complex communication, analysis and leadership challenges. Introductions to key software packages in data analysis, project management and digital presentation are introduced and practice-based sessions offer students the opportunity to self-evaluate and create personal development plans. Good practice is evaluated and critiqued to help set targets and standards for executive performance, particularly in relation to impact and effectiveness in challenging work scenarios.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ian Heywood

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course takes four key areas of high-level management practice and provides a creative and challenging vehicle for students to improve and develop competence. The four areas; negotiation, data analysis, communication and project work are broken down into contexts, tools, skills and knowledge to create a platform for self-evaluation of skill gaps and weaknesses in participants. Four extended interactive sessions are utilised in presenting and critically evaluating models of analysis, management and behaviour in simulated workplace settings. Team-based case studies and role-play are employed to facilitate skill development and evaluative skills in students. Theory and tools are introduced in key areas such as software and spread-sheet work, negotiation models, data analysis techniques and software, speech writing and presentation skills and software, project software appraisal and team development models.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: critical Assignment Work (2,500 words; 50%); 4 short in-class assessments (50%).

Resit: repeat of the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be continuous and rapid and will be conducted by Personal Tutors who will be readily available to communicate with students.  There will be adherence to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback.  As this is an online learning course, a range of formative assessments have been built in to give milestones for students and encourage interaction and participation with tutors.

Course Learning Outcomes


Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.