22 July 2015 13:33

Lancaster University has launched a unique online Masters programme designed to develop future responsible global leaders.

Studying this part-time MSc, practising managers will be equipped with the relevant skills, knowledge and mindset to lead the ethical, sustainable businesses of tomorrow.

Developed by the Lancaster Leadership Centre, the course is the centre’s first ever online leadership programme.

With online learning, students are able to engage with an international network of like-minded individuals to explore global responsibility challenges and issues.

The Lancaster Leadership Centre has a ten-year legacy specialising in leadership development and operates within a network of leadership centres around the world.

Professor Steven Kempster, Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre at Lancaster University said:

“We’re pleased to launch this exciting new programme which we envisage will create a community of international leaders educated on new approaches to ethical leadership and practice.”

He added: “The flexible design of the course means that experienced, employed managers can study the programme part-time around existing work and home commitments.

“The diverse range of topics make it interesting and relevant – how you can become a responsible leader and how you can use it to influence leaders and other stakeholders around, above and below you.”

Students will enhance their leadership practice through drawing on their own workplace experience with encouraged reflection and critical thinking.

There is also an opportunity to carry out a major leadership challenge where students can implement change initiatives in their organisation.

The programme includes modules on Responsible Leadership: Reflections and Challenges; Growing Responsible Business: Purpose, Process and People; and Conscious Capitalism.

Starting in September 2015, this flexible online programme can be studied over a period of 18-48 months to fit around individual student’s commitments.

Find out more about the MSc in Leadership Practice and Responsibility.