It’s time to start your Master of Business Administration (MBA) journey with the first subject – Leadership.
Studying your online MBA, Leadership plays an important role in the context of your entire learning experience. It will see you set out a leadership development roadmap which you will build on throughout your studies, helping build your influence as a leader at all levels. Your leadership learning will also be particularly applicable to the future subjects you study, as you consider a leader’s perspective within the different areas and functions of business. By the time you reach the end of your MBA, your capabilities as a leader will be significantly enriched.
The AIB MBA Leadership subject puts you and your leadership development – whether you’re an emerging or seasoned leader – at the centre of your learning. You’ll begin by identifying your leadership style and understanding your existing skills and competencies, which will enable you to recognise the gaps in your leadership skills for development. At the same time, you’ll engage with traditional and contemporary leadership theories and practices, reflecting on them in the context of your own work roles for immediate impact. Importantly, the subject also provides you with insights in interpersonal and organisational dynamics which are necessary for navigating complex relationships in the workplace.
You’ll walk away from this Leadership course with an understanding of what you value most as a leader and where you need to start actioning on those realisations. In addition, you’ll have a greater understanding of what it means to undertake your MBA – with the confidence to knock it out of the park.
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
The AIB academic team hold significant qualifications and experience in their field of expertise. Our academics strive for excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and research so they can deliver high quality, life-changing experiences for our students.
There are three assessments within the MBA Leadership subject which are designed to take students on their personal leadership development journey. Assessments include the leadership self-evaluation, a commentary paper on relevant leadership theories and concepts, and the capstone assessment, where students will construct a leadership development plan to use as their blueprint for growth throughout their studies and beyond.
100% Online MBA Learning
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.
In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.
When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.
Despite our students bringing a wealth of general leadership experience into the MBA journey, when you combine leadership theory with reflective practice, Leadership becomes a transformative subject. Students will be prompted to articulate their unique leadership profile, which adopts a strengths-based approach, and identifies how they can level up their leadership legacy from a personal, team and organisational perspective. Over the course of the MBA, students will get to put these learnings into practice within a broader organisational context by exploring each of the major functional areas of a business and identifying how they can leverage their leadership strengths to optimise performance.
At its core, Leadership is about influence and, thus, is an essential skill for managers at all levels as it plays an important role in shaping organisational performance. Learning about leadership and reflecting on the role of a leader within one’s organisation will help individuals become better practitioners. Leadership, therefore, is an important subject at the core of the MBA program.
An MBA enables professionals to acquire both the strategic and leadership skills necessary to lead businesses. An MBA helps management professionals gain a comprehensive understanding of their business environment and the complex issues associated with it. Through the process of analysing and solving these business issues, an MBA students’ ability to think strategically is challenged and refined. The lens through which they view problems and decision-making is broadened, as MBA students develop a holistic view of the business world.
Following completion of Leadership, students undertake the subject Strategic Management, followed by two more core compulsory business subjects to complete the Graduate Certificate – the first of three stages of the MBA.
Studying Leadership, you will have the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts, implement them as part of your day-to-day work, review and reflect on the impact and outcomes, and then re-plan and implement them as part of a cycle of experiential learning. Studying online, you can be studying one evening and apply your learning the very next day at work.
If you’re interested in studying Leadership and the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling.