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Master of Advanced Leadership Practice

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Advanced Leadership Practice (MALP) will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and

  1. have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses;
  2. be sponsored by an organisation with which they have a relationship akin to employment, cadetship, or other, whereby access to data, operations, and decision-making processes, are made available, along with provision of supervision and mentorship;
  3. be selected into the programme on the basis of an interview and written exercise

Notwithstanding the requirements of (b) above, candidates may be admitted into the programmes without a sponsor, should an alternative placement structure be approved by Academic Board.

To apply you will need:

  • Verified academic transcripts of all previous university and professional qualifications; And:
  • A personal and professional profile which includes all the following:
  • A full CV including the organisation you work for, your position title and a brief role description including the department or division in which the role sits, the length of time in the role, the position you report to, the number of direct reports, and the total staff you are responsible for;;
  • Two referees with contact email addresses;
  • A statement detailing your personal qualities, professional background, skills and achievements, including your strengths and your areas for growth;
  • Your reasons for applying for this programme;
  • Your interests and other activities;
  • Attendance at a selection interview and testing.

Admission to the programme will be through individual assessment of the suitability of candidates and recommendation from their employing organisation.

Applicants who successfully make it through to the interview stage of selection will be contacted directly with information about their personal interview details.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Advanced Leadership Practice structure

Candidates for the MALP shall follow a parts based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits at 700 and 800 level comprising:

  1. Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree
  2. attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required

Candidates must hold their position with their sponsoring organisation throughout the duration of the programme

For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a Grade of at least B for the Part One courses.

In cases of sufficient merit, a Master of Advanced Leadership Practice may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Schedule for the Master of Advanced Leadership Practice

Part One (120 credits)

115.776 Advanced Leadership
115.777 Leadership Practice

Part Two (60 credits)

115.877 Leadership Practice Report

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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