Entry Requirements - Final Year
  • BMS - Advanced Diploma or
  • IBSL - DBF(4 core subjects) or ACBF or
  • NCC - Int. Advanced Diploma or
  • CIMA - Managerial Level or
  • CIM - Professional Diploma or
  • ACCA - Knowledge and Skills or
  • EDEXCEL- Higher National Diploma or
  • ABE - Advanced Diploma or
  • IPM - PQHRM
Course Details
  • Duration : One academic year
  • Awarding body : Northumbria University - UK
  • Next Intake : May & November
  • Lectures : Saturdays
  • Academic Year : 2016
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BA(Hons) Leadership and Management - Final Year


Degree Final Year

The BA (Hons) Leadership and Management degree completion award is an innovative undergraduate work based degree programme delivered over one year which builds upon your prior study to provide an excellent learning platform for aspiring or existing leaders and managers. The programme is delivered locally in Sri Lanka and supported by individual guidance and induction sessions by staff from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, in the UK.

The programme is delivered over 12 months, commencing with an induction in Sri Lanka to introduce you to the learning resources, tutors, modules and assessment. You will then complete three modules and one professional project supported individually by tutors from Newcastle Business School supported by tutors from the university and locally.

  • Programme Modules
  • Module Credits
    Leadership 20
    Understanding Strategy 20
    International Finance and Financial Management 20
    Contemporary Management Practice 30
    Professional Project 10
  • This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practicing strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations. Case studies describing practical examples of formulating strategies in organisations will play a major role in your learning process. This module is assessed by means of a 3000 word, written report.

    Being able to lead, develop and support individuals++ and teams is vital in enabling others to maximise their contribution and for achievement of the organisation's vision. This is the focus of this module. It aims to consolidate and develop your understanding of the theories and principles of effective leadership and examine the differences between management and leadership. The module will help you appreciate the issues and complexities involved in leading and how this is related to successful implementation of business strategy. It will also enable you to reflect on your role as an existing or aspiring leader of others and enhance your understanding of the importance of effective delegation, motivation and development of employees. This module is assessed by a written report which requires you to consider your current leadership traits and areas for improved leadership practice.

    This module is intended to develop your understanding of contemporary issues in management and organisational behavior and subsequent ability to understand the process adopting practice. The role of organizational learning, workplace design, transformation, and knowledge sharing in leading and managing cultural change in to creating a climate for innovation will be emphasised as well as the importance of developing a strategy to support the change throughout the life of the change strategy. Assessment will be by means of a live project working alongside an employer in the analysis of a contemporary organisational case study. You will be required to complete an individual report discussing the application of contemporary management practice and its relevance to the case study.

    The professional project (10,000 - 12,000 words) will allow you to complete a work based report investigating a problem area within your organisation or an organisation in which you are familiar with. You will identify the problem and through a research process recommend improvement strategies.

    Financial Management for international companies involves not only examining the fundamentals of investment choice, capital structure and dividend decisions, but also the continuously changing international environment. This module is designed to allow the student to show an appreciation of some of the most pressing contemporary financial issues facing companies today in the international environment as well as to be able to apply the impact of these to the creation of wealth and value by managers.