Online MBA Innovation Leadership and Consulting

Module Descriptions

Induction

Not-for-credit module

This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits, and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.

Leading Innovation and Change

The aim of this module is to explore concepts and theories concerning how sustainable innovation and change may be achieved.  The module will include analyses of the leadership of innovation and change in different contexts.  In addition, participants will be encouraged to use their own experience of leadership, innovation and change to inform discussion, enquiry, critical thinking and reflection.

Building and Leading High Performing Teams

The aim of this module is to appraise critically theories of teams, teamworking and how leadership may be exercised in teams. The module will focus on issues of how effective and creative teams can be developed and maintained in organisations, to achieve a high level of performance. Consideration will be given to enduring teams, such as strategic senior leadership teams, as well as temporary teams – such as project teams – and also teams that cross departmental and organisational boundaries, and virtual teams. The module will include an analysis of a team or teams in an organisation, or organisations, of the participant’s choice. Participants will be encouraged to use their own experience of team membership to inform their enquiry and critical thinking.

Mastering Strategic Consulting

The aim of the module is to build awareness and understanding of the main theoretical and empirical frameworks associated with management consultancy in order to develop an understanding of the key characteristics of the consultancy industry, its market, and the distinguishing features of successful consultancy projects.  Participants will develop a critical appreciation of the complexity of relationships and tensions associated with developing and implementing successful consultancy projects.  The module will also consider the role of management consulting and consultants in contemporary business and society.  Participants will also be encouraged to use their own experience to inform discussion, enquiry, critical thinking and reflection.

Successful Strategic Thinking

The aim of the module is to build awareness and understanding of strategic thinking and strategic leadership and their contribution to sustainable organisational performance by reviewing relevant theories, models and concepts.  Participants will develop a critical appreciation of the complexity of relationships and tensions associated with developing and implementing strategy.  They will be encouraged to use their own experience to inform discussion, enquiry, critical thinking and reflection.

  • Duration

    Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.

  • Delivery Method

    Mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency is held at two locations, Robert Kennedy College in Zürich and at York St John University in York, both taught by York St John University faculty.

  • Places

    The number of places per term is strictly limited to 60.

  • Terms

    Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).

  • Tuition Fees

    13,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). You might be eligible for a bursary of 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs) reducing your tuition fees to 11,500 CHF (Swiss Francs). This fee includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final dissertation. Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

  • Accreditation and Recognition

    This programme is offered in exclusive partnership with York St John University. After successfully completing your studies at Robert Kennedy College, you will receive a degree from York St John University which is duly accredited by the British Government. York St John University degrees are recognised worldwide.

    You may verify our exclusive partnership with York St John University here.