Department of Leadership

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What is professional entry and am I eligible for it?
Professional entry to the MA program is available to leaders who do not possess a bachelor degree but have 5 or more years of professional leadership experience. Professional entry students are given provisional admission to the program until they successfully complete the first Master Class. Anyone who has been in a position of leadership for 5 or more years qualifies for professional entry. The leadership experience can be in one organisation or cumulative experience in multiple organisations.

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What counts as leadership experience?
Positions where you have had oversight of others in a formal organisational structure typify leadership experience. If you are unclear as to whether you have sufficient leadership experience to qualify for entry, please contact us.

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What are my options if I achieve below Credit grade in the first Master Class?

Professional entry students’ progress on to full admission to the MA program is contingent on their completion of Master Class 1 with a Credit or higher grade. If you fail to meet this requirement you may no longer proceed with the MA program. It is recommended that you consider one of our other programs which may better serve your goals. Please speak to the Associate Academic Dean for further options.

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Where can I find help with my writing?
Specific academic support will be provided by the Department of Leadership for the first essay of the first Master Class. This is to provide professional entry students and those new to postgraduate studies with appropriate guidelines for academic writing. It is expected of you to apply the guidelines provided at this stage to the other essays as you progress in your studies. As a postgraduate student, you are also expected to autonomously find the necessary resources to continuously improve your writing. The following links may help you in this endeavour: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/Resources/research-education/research%20education/researchwrite/acadwriting.htm http://www.une.edu.au/tlc/alo/ http://www.ncistudent.net/StudySkills/WritingSkills/Introduction.htm http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_WritingSkills/03academicstyle.htm

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How much time do I need to devote to study on a regular basis?
Each student studies at a different pace. So you should gauge your own pace and organise your time accordingly. It is recommended, however, that you set aside at least one evening per week for your study, and at least one weekend dedicated to research when you prepare for an essay.

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