London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course offers students the ability to attain two awards: an academic qualification from LSBU and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 8 diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership. Please note that direct entrants to year 2 will need to pay a mapping fee if they wish to register for the CMI award. Students attend a week'long International Summer School in conjunction with six other leading European universities offering comparable XMPAsand an intensive and interactive weekend residential.

Course Modules

Year 1: Leadership, public management and governance; public policy and the managerial environment; managing through critical research. Year 2: integrative management and change; contemporary issues for public managers; plus 2 options from: managing within a regulatory framework; equality and diversity in the workforce; policy making in action; strategic management in the public and not for profit sectors; public sector entrepreneurship; the practice of management consulting in the public sector; social enterprise; law and ethics for health care managers; leadership in health services; international policy and governance; current quality issues in health service management; commissioning and procurement in health and social services; international management and change in public services; ethical leadership in international public services.

Course Additional Entry

Honours degree or equivalent, 2.2 grade, or above, and a minimum of 3 years managerial experience, usually but not exclusively, in the public sector or a duly recognised post'graduate diploma and a minimum of 3 years managerial experience, usually but not exclusively, in the public sector; mature candidates who are not able to offer any of the above may be considered, but must have relevant professional experience and at least 5 years managerial experience in the public sector, and be able to demonstrate an ability to achieve the required standard. Exceptionally candidates who do not have public sector managerial experience but have relevant managerial experience and relevant academic or professional qualifications may be considered. All candidates must have competence in English at IELTS level 6.5.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time