A central philosophy of the programme is a belief in the importance of self-directed study, coupled with collaborative working.
The programme takes an experiential approach to learning and development, which is why project work is used to complement academic study. Throughout the MA you are actively encouraged to diagnose and explore issues that are central to your individual learning – and encouraged to question and challenge philosophies and theories and to re-examine established beliefs and managerial practices.
Through its various strands and activities, the programme aims to:
- Develop your skills and awareness as a responsive, reflective practitioner, able to analyse and respond to changing needs and evolving organisational contexts
- Develop your critical thinking skills and your analytical capabilities
- Increase your confidence and skills in working with others within an international learning community
- Develop your ability to form balanced and reasoned judgements about the value, strengths and weaknesses of your own work and those of others
We look for the following qualities in those who join the programme:
- Intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm and stamina, and the capacity to grapple with complex, multi-faceted issues and abstract concepts
- Flexibility and open-mindedness in your thinking, and the readiness to challenge your own assumptions and preconceptions
- Receptiveness to the ideas of other members of the group, and to support the development of others through constructive debate and feedback
- An active approach to learning
- Critical engagement in individual and group learning