Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership (Part-time)

Differences from 2015/16 to 2022/23

General Regulations

  • 1. The Executive Committee of the Saïïd Business School shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Organisational Leadership to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Committee may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Executive Committee of the Saïïd Business School which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Committee that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Committee, have relevant professional experience, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Committee, may be admitted to the examination.

  • 5.  If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, the DiplomaProgramme Director(s) concerned may grant him or her a request for a temporary suspension of status, normally for not less than three and not more than twelve months at any one time.   Applications for suspension of status should be made to the DiplomaProgramme Director(s) concerned, c/o the relevant Graduate Studies Assistant; and will require additional approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.   No student may be granted more than twelve months suspension of status in this way by the DiplomaProgramme Director.

Special Regulations

  • 1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Organisational Leadership for at least twelve months and not more than fourteentwenty-four months. Candidates must complete:

    • (a) Four courses, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each course. The four courses are:

      • (i) Leadership Fundamentals;

      • (ii) The Strategic Mindset;

      • Leading(iii) OrganisationalThe ChangeStrategic Leader;

      • The(iv) Building StrategicResilience as a Leader.

    • Details can be found in the course handbook.

    • (b) Courses may(i) to (iii) will each be assessed by onea orcoursework moresubmission. Course (iv) will be assessed by a final integrative written assignment of the following: written examinations, individual assignments, and group assignments, subject to the constraint that at least 50 per cent of marks in any course must be assigned to individual work.

    • (c) A project report not exceeding 106,000 words on a topic agreed by the examiners. Three typewritten/word-processed copies of the project reportAssignments must be submitted toonline, as set out in the Chairassessment section of Examiners for the Postgraduateprogramme Diplomalearning in Organisational Leadership, c/o Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxfordplatform, not later than 12 noon on the date stipulated in the year in which the written examination is taken. The submission date, which will be published by the CourseProgramme Director beforeby the first Mondaymodule of the first term in which students commence the course. All material submitted for the project report shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate’s own workprogramme.

  • 2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on anyone assessment,or more of the projectwritten report, or bothassignments.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

  • 4. Candidates who fail anto satisfy the Examiners in the assessment of any of the components may beretake re-examinedor onresubmit notthe failed assessment once, no more than onetwelve occasionmonths whichafter normallythe shallfinal be within one yearmeeting of theirthe initialBoard failureof Examiners, excluding any period of suspension.

  • 54. With the approval of the Programme Director, a candidate may substitute coreany of courses (i) to (iii) on the Postgraduate Diploma with core courses from the part-time MBA, the Postgraduate Diploma in AI for Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, or M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, assuming that core course falls within the permitted registration period for the original Postgraduate Diploma.