Gain an MA in Leadership
Partnership agreement with University of Exeter, UK
14 Jan 2007
ACCA and the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter have signed a partnership agreement to enable ACCA members to gain an MA in Leadership through modular distance learning.
The MA is aimed at experienced finance professionals who require a wide ranging understanding of leadership techniques and theories and how they should be applied in the workplace. The modular course is both highly flexible and globally accessible.
The MA consists of three modules and candidates receive a qualification for completion of each module as follows:
- Module one – Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership
- Modules one & two – Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership
- Modules one, two & three – MA in Leadership
Clare Minchington, managing director, education, learning and development at ACCA explains: ‘Recent research from ACCA shows that the finance professional of the future will have to be more generalist, more decisive, and more focused on leading a company through business complexities. So understanding the theories and concepts about leadership are becoming ever more important.’
Exeter is one of the UK’s most popular and successful universities with 13,500 students of whom 3,500 are postgraduates. The University has excellent links with business and community organisations and aims to integrate these into all its work. The University Innovation Centre provides a dedicated support team helping academic staff and students to link their knowledge and experience to communities of practice and the business world.
Paul Draper, Head of the School of Business & Economics at the University of Exeter said: “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with ACCA through which the MA Pathway in Leadership Studies will be one of three programmes recommended to senior ACCA members. In time we envisage that this partnership will develop in several other areas of mutual benefit perhaps building on the School’s excellent reputation in Accountancy and Finance.”
Donna Ladkin, Programme Director of the MA Pathway in Leadership Studies said: “The ACCA partnership offers us a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow student numbers, particularly international students, and our experience shows that this increases the richness of the learning experience for everyone involved. The coached e-learning format means that the programme is ideally suited to part-time students who are geographically dispersed, and we look forward to welcoming ACCA members from all corners of the world.”
All candidates will have an appointed mentor and face-to-face sessions can be arranged if required. In addition, ACCA members that matriculate for the course will benefit from a 10% discount in course fees.