Bachelor of Educational Management and Leadership


The Bachelor of Educational Leadership and Management (Major) provides learners with an introduction to the core content, knowledge and skills in the field of educational leadership and management. The programme offers learners the opportunity to focus on core courses that are complemented by a choice of elective courses to meet the individual needs of educational leaders and managers at different levels of the education system. The courses are designed to enhance leadership and management skills, knowledge, and competencies to meet the new requirements advocated through educational reform.  Graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University‛s General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom

The programme is built on three main pillars:

  1. A work-based practical approach to facilitate integration of work-based learning and experience with theories of leadership and management
  2. Reflective practice including use of an electronic portfolio to facilitate self assessment of practical leadership and management skills
  3. A constructivist approach to knowledge and learning that emphasizes integration of skills, attitudes, knowledge and experience across courses, and collaboration within a community of learners

 Year one, core modules

·        Academic Skills

·        Business Analytics

·        Economics for Managers

·        Foundations of Finance

·        Global Business Environment

·        Introduction to Organisations and Management

·        Principles of Marketing

Year two, core modules

·        Business Research Methods

·        Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management

·        Leadership in Practice

·        Project Management

·        Responsible Business

·        Strategic Management

Year two, optional modules

·        Business Economics

·        Effective Communication

·        Critical Thinking

·        Global Awareness Perspective and Ethics

·        Foundations of Education

·        Curriculum, Methods and Assessment: Literacy and Language Arts 4-8

·        Classroom Engagement and Management

·        Special Education Litigation and Law

·        Adolescent Literacy

Year three, core modules

·        Career Management and Employability

·        Derivative Markets

·        Advanced Strategic Management

·        Leadership, Human Resources and Organisational Performance

·        Undergraduate Major Project

Year three, optional modules

·        Practicing Sustainable Business

·        Total Degree Requirements: 120 credits


You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course successfully.


Entry requirements


  • 240 - 280 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent)
  • 3 GCSEs Grade C or above including GCSE English and Maths
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University


  • Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 15 Level 3 credits at Merit grade are required
  • UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points is accepted
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted
  • UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted
  • UCAS Tariff points acquired from the International Baccalaureate Certificate are accepted

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

Entry requirements are for September 2015 and January 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.

Who is this programme for?

This programme targets the following categories in the education sector:

  • Qualified staff in ministries of education (with or without teacher training) e.g. curriculum officers, guidance officers, school supervisors, administrative staff
  • Staff within schools e.g. school principals, vice principals, senior teachers, subject teachers, deans, department heads, team leaders
  • Other educational leaders, managers and professionals involved in instructional design and management at schools and institutions of higher education

Programme Structure

Learners will be expected to complete a total of 120 credits normally equivalent to 36 courses structured as follows:

  • Thirty (30) credits or ten (10) compulsory CORE courses at Level I
  • A minimum of thirty (30) credits or at least 10 CORE compulsory courses over Levels II and III
  • A maximum of thirty (30) credits or 10 ELECTIVE courses over Levels II and III

Courses will be delivered using blended learning modalities, including online tutorials, web conferencing and audio conferencing technologies. Learners must have access to a computer and the Internet. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.

Course of Study

LEVEL I (30 credits)


Introduction to Accounting        


Mathematics for Social Sciences


Foundations of Reflective Practice (Compulsory Core in Semester 1)


Introduction to Social Psychology


Theory and Practice in Educational Leadership and Management (Compulsory Core in Semester 1)


Responding to Diversity through Educational Policy and Practice


Developing Practical Research Skills


English for Academic Purposes


Law, Governance, Economy and Society


Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

LEVEL II (30 credits)


Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Management I


Human Resource Management for Educational Leaders and Managers


Learning Communities in Educational Leadership and Management


Financial and Operational Management in Education


Reflective Practice in Action I

LEVEL II Electives - Any Six (6) of the following:


Information and Communication Technology in Education


Strategic Planning and Leadership in Education


Management Information Systems I


Business Law


Gender and Educational Leadership


Occupational Safety and Health Management


Education Marketing and Public Relations       


Social Psychology and Educational Leadership in Practice


Organizational Behaviour


Financial Management I



LEVEL III (30 credits)


Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Management II


Education Policy – International and Caribbean Perspectives


Change Management and Organizational Development in Education




Reflective Practice in Action II

LEVEL III Electives - (30) of the following:


Business Communication


Principles and Practices of Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership and Management


Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership and Management


Diversity Leadership and Management in Education


Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance


Management Information Systems II


Financial Management II



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