MSc in Executive Leadership

This Business Masters is designed and delivered by Ulster University. The collective performance of people is the primary business driver in today’s complex and competitive business environment.

High performance organisations recognise the critical importance of leadership. It is the key to unlocking human potential. It is the means by which organisations secure and maintain their competitive edge. It is the means by which they create and capture value. Great leadership is at the heart and soul of great organisations.

This Business Masters is accredited by Ulster University 
Business Masters in association with Boston College

Participant Profile

The MSc in Executive Leadership is targeted at senior executives in a leadership role within their organisation. Typically participants will have significant budgetary and/or people management experience gained over at least 5 years in a senior managerial role. Applicants will normally hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Exceptionally however, consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate a recognised track record in the practice of management. This Business Masters will also be of interest to organisations addressing succession planning issues at a senior level.


This 2 year Business Masters, part-time strategic development initiative is structured around 7 modules each lasting 3 days and one 5 day module is delivered at the Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston College. All other modules are delivered at Irish Times Training, The Irish Times Building, Dublin 2. Induction and Graduation will take place at the  Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus.


  • Creating the Future
  • Leadership for the Future
  • Business Excellence and Organisational Development
  • Best Practice Study Visit, Boston College, USA
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation - Major In-Company Management Project


Assessment for this Business Masters is by a company-based assignment at the end of each module. On successful completion of all eight modules participants will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Leadership. Those who go on to complete the Dissertation will be awarded the MSc in Executive Leadership.


YEAR 1: €11,950 or Early Bird €9,750 - YEAR 2: €9,950 or Early Bird €7,800

Fees are inclusive of the international course visit to Boston College.

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