MBA with Educational Leadership

MBA with Educational Leadership,
Awarded by Abertay University, Scotland
Extended Diploma in Educational Leadership,
Awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority
Certified Teaching Professional,
Awarded by Chartered Management Institute

Educational leadership plays a pivotal role, requiring a fusion of managerial expertise, visionary direction, and profound educational understanding. Leaders mold institutions, nurturing progress and comprehensive growth. Proficient leaders possess competencies in strategic planning, resource allocation, effective communication, and staying abreast of trends. They navigate intricate systems while prioritizing various stakeholders, championing innovation, and ensuring equity.

In collaboration with SQA and Abertay University, Westford University College meets the demand for adept leaders through an innovative MBA program in Educational Leadership. This program is crafted to empower aspiring educational leaders with the requisite knowledge, skills, and insights essential for success across diverse educational environments. Tailored to suit the distinct requirements of the education sector, it combines foundational principles with a specialized focus on educational leadership.

A notable aspect of this program lies in its emphasis on practical application and experiential learning. Through case studies, simulations, and real-world projects, students acquire firsthand experience in tackling the multifaceted challenges encountered by educational institutions. Furthermore, collaborative opportunities with peers from diverse backgrounds foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives. 

The MBA with Educational Leadership is delivered in two parts:

 Part One: Extended Diploma in Educational Leadership

The initial segment of the program will be conducted entirely through synchronous online learning. Upon finishing Part One, participants will earn a maximum of 120 credits. To qualify for the Extended Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, learners must successfully complete all six modules outlined below:

Strategic Leadership and HR Practices in Organisations
Sustainability and Business
Strategic Management
Operations and Project Management
Education Leadership: Policy & Practice
Leading Educational Change & Improvement

Part Two: MBA with Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Top-Up

The second phase of the program will be presented in a blended format, combining live online synchronous classes, individual meetings, and optional onsite workshops. Upon completing Part Two, participants can earn a maximum of 60 credits. To qualify for the MBA with Educational Leadership, learners must successfully complete the modules listed below: 

Research Methods
Research Proposal
Management Investigation (Capstone Project)

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    Awarded By

    Abertay University, Scotland


    180 ECTS


    12 - 15 Months


    Online synchronous learning and onsite workshops

    Opportunity to attend the convocation ceremony at Abertay University, Scotland

    Career Prospects

    Individuals who pursue the MBA program in Educational Leadership can explore various career prospects in the field of education. Here are some potential career paths: 

    Graduates can pursue roles as school principals, vice principals, or department heads, responsible for overseeing the daily operations, implementing educational policies, and fostering a positive learning environment within schools.

    School Administrator

    Careers as education consultants are also viable options, where graduates can provide expertise and guidance to educational institutions on curriculum development, teacher training, school improvement initiatives, and educational technology integration.

    Education Consultant

    Graduates can work as curriculum developers, designing and implementing educational programs, courses, and instructional materials tailored to meet the diverse needs of students and align with educational standards and objectives.

    Curriculum Developer

    Another potential career path is to become an education policy analyst, where graduates can analyze educational policies and regulations, conduct research on educational issues, and make recommendations to policymakers to improve educational outcomes and equity.

    Education Policy Analyst

    Graduates can pursue roles in higher education institutions, such as college or university administrators, academic deans, or program directors, overseeing academic programs, student services, and institutional policies and procedures.

    Higher Education Administrator

    Careers as educational researchers are also prevalent, where graduates can conduct research studies on educational practices, policies, and trends, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field and informing evidence-based decision-making in education.

    Educational Researcher

    Educational Partner

    About Abertay

    Abertay University, formerly the University of Abertay Dundee, is a public university in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Abertay is a modern, friendly university in the heart of Dundee, Scotland, with a strong focus on teaching and preparing its graduates for the world of work, combined with excellence in research and knowledge exchange.

    With roots going back to 1888, Abertay has always responded to the needs of industry, supplying a pipeline of graduate talent to work, lead and innovate across a wide range of sectors. Abertay University prides in offering an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming environment for our students and staff alongside first-rate teaching and excellent student experience.

    An ambitious, forward-thinking institution, it offers degree programmes to prepare students for careers in the modern world. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Apple, Google, BBC, Rockstar, Microsoft, Barclays Bank, and Coca Cola, as well as the NHS and government departments.

    Achievements of Abertay University:

    • Ranked Top 10 in UK for Student Experience by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
    • UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality” by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
    • QAA’s highest rating for academic standards and teaching quality, 2021 

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    About SQA

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications.

    It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and to ensuring that they are up to date and that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services. 

    About Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders.

    Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

    Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services daily. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank and Royal College of Physicians use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.

    Why you should do this Program

    Specialized Curriculum

    The program offers a tailored curriculum focusing on educational leadership, combining foundational principles with specialized knowledge essential for success in diverse educational settings.

    Flexible Learning Options

    Westford Uni Online provides flexible study options, allowing students to balance their education with work and personal commitments.

    Practical Application

    Emphasis on experiential learning through case studies and real-world projects equips graduates with hands-on experience to tackle complex challenges in education.

    Global Recognition and Collaboration

    Partnering with esteemed institutions like SQA and Abertay University, Westford Uni Online ensures graduates receive internationally recognized qualifications, enhancing their career prospects.


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    International,Excellent and Balanced Faculty

    The faculty at Westford Uni Online works arduously towards creating an environment that translates into an excellent learning experience. Our educators, much like our students, belong to various ethnicities, amplifying the concept of a multi-cultural setting that Westford strives to offer to its pupils. The professors also serve as mentors, who guide students beyond the scope of their expertise, to assure that students continue to progress as they advance into their educational journeys.
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