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Bauer Media Senior Leader MSc

Designed to respond to emerging global leadership trends and delivered within one of the world’s largest media companies, the Bauer Media Senior Leader MSc develops your key strategic leadership skills.

Overview

Please note: Enrolment on this programme is available through the Bauer Academy only.

In the UK there’s a perceptible change in what good leadership looks like, with cultural shifts including agile working, better management information/analytics to inform decisions, the impact of digital technologies and the ability to lead through unprecedented economic and social change.

The Bauer Media Senior Leader MSc programme is designed to respond to emerging global leadership trends and challenges, building capacity in organisations by supporting leaders. Your skills will be optimised across organisational, strategic, cultural, communication and people development in order to successfully lead and manage both right now and in the future. Your development will equip you to navigate change, successfully innovate, creatively problem solve and display an entrepreneurial mindset.

In a rapidly changing global landscape, the ability to creatively problem solve, innovate and collaborate is key and forms a core part of this programme, alongside a range of foundational skills including organisational strategy, effective communication, managing change, developing resilience, managing budgets and building relationships.

As such, it is perfect for those in managerial positions looking to develop strategic leadership skills, enhance their personal effectiveness and to build on their existing practical skills in management with more theoretical knowledge.

 

Reasons to study the Bauer Media Senior Leader MSc at DMU:

 

  • Develop strategic leadership skills and enhance your personal effectiveness, as well as build on existing practical skills in management with more theoretical knowledge
  • Gain a Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Certificate while working (earn while you learn)
  • Learn from industry experts within one of the world’s largest media companies – Bauer Media. 
  • Workshops are delivered within Bauer Media sites, providing exciting, creative and cutting edge learning environments and the opportunity to network and gain valuable insights from media professionals and senior leaders within the business.
  • The programme is designed to blend theory with practice, with a lot of work based learning involved which means you can see results and impact as you progress through the programme.
  • The Bauer Academy (the educational arm of Bauer Media) have high pass and distinction rates through their apprenticeship delivery (overall a 100% pass rate, of which 72% received a distinction).
  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):

Start dates:

Fees and funding: 

This programme aligns to the Level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship standard, and is allocated Funding Band 12 (£18,000) by the Education Skills Funding Agency. 

  • Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can use their payments to cover course fees and assessment
  • If your organisation doesn’t pay the levy, they can still access government funding to cover up to 90% towards the course fees.

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):

Start dates:

Fees and funding: 

This programme aligns to the Level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship standard, and is allocated Funding Band 12 (£18,000) by the Education Skills Funding Agency. 

  • Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can use their payments to cover course fees and assessment
  • If your organisation doesn’t pay the levy, they can still access government funding to cover up to 90% towards the course fees.

 

Entry criteria

The usual entry requirements are English & Maths at Level 2 (GCSE A-C) plus one of the following:

 

Minimum 2 years management/leadership experience and currently in a management and/or leadership role

OR

Equivalent of an honours degree at 2:2 level or above (no specific subject)

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditation

 

Year 1

  • Lead Yourself First: Foundations for Successful Leadership
  • Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurialism
  • Cultivating High Performing Teams
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Organisational Resilience & Sustainability
  • Legal, compliance & finance

Year 2

  • Change Management
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Research Methods & Work Based Project
  • End Point Assessment

This work placed programme blends two-day interactive face to face workshops every 8 weeks with self-guided learning, assignments, e-learning, coaching and mentoring. Learners are given work related projects and assignments throughout to help maximise the impact on working practices immediately and are supported by a teaching team of industry experts, academics, keynote speakers and a dedicated development coach.

Individual learning plans are created to ensure learners are stretched and challenged depending on their levels of experience and on successful completion of this programme, learners will have achieved an MSc in Management and the Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Certificate.

Your learning experience is made up of a combination of learning methods to give you an immersive and varied experience and sources to draw from, including:

  • 2-day interactive face to face workshops every other month (every 8 weeks)
  • Set assignments & independent learning – as a degree level programme, self-guided learning and study will form a large part of your learning experience
  • Regular mentoring calls/meetings with development coach
  • Some elements of the programme may also include other methods such as flipped workshops, e-learning modules, webinars, and additional mentoring, if and when relevant.

 

As this is an apprenticeship degree programme, your learning should equate to 20% of your normal working hours while on programme. We call this Dedicated Development Time. 20% may sound like a lot but the blend of methods used will be designed to weave and align naturally with your job role.

 

Assessment

 

On programme assessment:

    • Regular on programme assessment throughout each module to demonstrate learning including reports, essays, presentations, project work, research assignments etc.
    • Development of a portfolio of evidence (ongoing throughout the programme).
    • Quarterly performance reviews between learner, line manager and Bauer Academy.
    • Completion of a ‘Work-based project’
    • Completion of the Bauer Senior Leader MSc

 

End Point Assessment:

 

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for this programme (a requirement for Apprenticeship programmes) follows the successful completion of the MSc and consists of:

 

    • Project Showcase – based on completed work-based project, including report, presentation & questioning
    • Professional discussion - based on review of portfolio of work 

Accreditation

On successful completion of this programme, learners will have achieved:

  • Bauer Media Senior Leader MSc
  • Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Certificate 

Facilities and features

 Your campus, your DMU

Your teaching will be delivered at Bauer, but you can access the fantastic facilities at DMU during your studies, too.

We've got you covered, take a look at our Virtual Open Day to see the list of our campus buildings and student facilities.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

  • A lack of leadership and management skills is a specific issue for UK employers, with almost half (47%) stating that managers and team leaders are the job levels they struggle to recruit for most (People Power, City & Guilds Group, 2018)
  • The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy identified the UK’s poor management skills as a key reason for the UK’s productivity gap – ‘Management skills could account for a quarter of the productivity gap between the UK and the US’.
  • 27% of employers have stated that they worry about a lack of leadership and management in their businesses and the impact of this on productivity over the next 3-5 years. (UK Government’s Industrial Strategy)

 

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