Leadership and management can be two distinctive and yet complementary systems of action. Short definitions suggest that, leaders do the right thing and managers do the thing, right. The course is designed in the belief that neither one is better than the other, both are necessary for organisations’ success in an increasingly complex and volatile business environment.
Basic principles require leaders and managers to have good interpersonal skills in order to lead, and manage people; they should be self aware, flexible, engaging, communicative, and able to establish trust and to instill confidence. Additionally, they need to be able to theorise in order to improve performance in the workplace. Companies manage complexity by planning and budgeting, by organising and staffing, and by controlling and problem solving. Leading an organisation through change, involves setting goals, and developing strategies to achieve them, these may include motivating and inspiring people to move in the intended direction.
However, the skills and knowledge required to carry out such functions are not always readily available in the current workforce, and are not easily picked up without effective training or educational programmes. Through the provision of a 2 year, part-time Foundation Degree course we aim to enable students to gain the skills they require at the workplace, and to also achieve a degree qualification (at levels 4 and 5) that will support their professional and career development.
The degree has been:
Designed by experienced course team and local employers for local employees
Attracts employers looking to improve the skill sets of their employees and employees who aspire to gain improved future prospects as leaders and managers in a wide range of occupations
Provides students with the hands on tools needed to assume leadership roles without the need to leave current employment
Can be studied part-time and completed in two years in line with requirements of business
Pattern of study and assessment based on ‘real world’ activities
Places deliberated attention on the relationship between reflection and effective action
Offers a university experience with 3 hours a week of timetabled activities, supported by 5hours per week of directed study activities.
Provides a series of ‘Master Class’ lectures delivered by experts drawn from industry, commerce and other organisations.
Provides a Virtual Learning Environment for contact, on line course materials and on line submissions of work.
Is supported by campus facilities open 24 hours for 7days a week.
Content and Modules
Certificate Level 4 focuses on helping students to acquire a background in management and leadership and business, by reviewing actual business management models, and applying them to their work place. At Intermediate level 5, other concepts such as planning, effective management and leadership strategies, communication, interpersonal skills and research skills are addressed. Students may for example, learn how business works, the ethics behind business decisions, and how to lead groups toward project goals.
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At Intermediate level 5
This course will provide students with greater opportunities within their current workplace, and it will improve prospects for promotion. Graduates from this course can progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management or related Honours degrees at UCS. A wide range of further professional and management qualifications can also be pursued.
The following article by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce addresses the importance of leadership, confidence and experience to building a successful local economy:
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for Leadership and Management.
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.
"The emphasis on hard work, business success and leadership are key themes that run through the whole Foundation Degree. To get the opportunity to really work on strategy and how to apply it in the world of business is invaluable. It has also meant that my confidence has been boosted and my work and commitment to BT boosted."
Alexis Cameron, Senior Project Manager for BT
"Out of all the education I have undertaken, the Foundation Degree with its hard work and commitment is by far the most relevant to business. Genevac really got behind me and worked with me to ensure the demands of the course were manageable with my busy full-time job."
Liam Burrows, Planning & Procurement Manager, Genevac