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Multi-Unit Leaders

At a glance

Postgraduate Diploma

Attendance: Part-time

Structure: 13 months; 13 days taught + self-study

Assessment: five individual assignments/projects

Main Location: City Centre Campus, B4 7BD.

Entry Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum two years in unit or multi-unit role
  • Top quartile company performance indicators
  • Interview

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In more detail

The Postgraduate Diploma course is the first part of your Masters programme and leads on to the Masters course.

The course modules cover the critical issues faced by the multi-unit manager and are designed to draw on the experience of each individual in the training room.

In addition the workshops emphasise the practical side of multi-unit management so set out to give the delegate techniques that are usable in the workplace.

The delegate is awarded a PG Diploma in Multi-Unit Leadership and Strategy on successful completion of this part of the course.

Dates 2015- 2016

2015/16- Dates to be confirmed
TBC Induction
TBC Module 1:
Strategy and Branding
TBC Module 2:
Leading Service and Change
TBC Module 3:
Finance and Business Models
TBC Module 4:
Operational Improvement and Innovation
TBC Module 5:
In-Company Consultancy Project


Attendance: Part-time

Structure: 9 months; four days taught + three supervisor review sessions + self-study.

Assessment: Research proposal, Literature review, Dissertation, Presentation/viva

Main Location: City Centre Campus, B4 7BD.

Entry Requirements:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Multi-Unit Leadership and Strategy
  • Interview

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In more detail

The Masters programme is made up of two elements:

  1. Business Research Methods module provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out effective business and management research in a multi-unit context. The selection and application of a range of research methods will be discussed with particular emphasis on how they contribute to the validity and reliability of research and their application to different types of projects.
  2. The Dissertation is chosen by the individual and the company. Undertaking the Dissertation will require the development of advanced knowledge and skills in all aspects of a multi-unit learning including: research skills; opportunity and problem finding and mapping; search, experimentation, discovery, innovation, creativity and imagination as well as personal, social and relationship aspects.

Dates 2015 - 2016

2015- Dates to be confirmed
TBC Induction
2015 - Module 1: Business Research Methods
TBC Workshop 1: Full day
TBC Workshop 2: Full day
TBC Workshop 3: Full day
2016 - Module 2: Dissertation Supervision
TBC Full Day
TBC 1 hour supervisory session
TBC 1 hour supervisory session
TBC 1 hour supervisory session
TBC 1 hour supervisory session
TBC 1 hour viva