Academic Year 2023/2024

The Leadership and Employability Advancement Programme (LEAP) module is designed to provide a structured and integrated approach to career and leadership development for MBA students. The module is intended to improve readiness for the employment market though participation in a series of seminars, masterclasses, workshops, guest lectures, field trips, and an assessment centre. The module is underpinned by the MBA LEAP Employability Framework focused on six behavioral competences measured across four levels. The competences include adaptability; communication and influencing; critical thinking and innovation; inclusive leadership; teamwork and collaboration; and results delivery. Using a combination of psychometric instruments, follow-up coaching, and participation in leadership development activities, the module aims to better equip students with the self-awareness to make career-related decisions. The module comprises a planned set of activities and initiatives that span the entire programme of study. Active engagement in all module activities is mandatory.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Develop participants’ self-awareness of their behavioural competences, distinctive skills and experiences, and areas for development in preparing for the employment market;
• Provide participants with a clear understanding of what constitutes the expected competence level at various entry points to the employment market across different sectors, through the provision of detailed behavioural indicators.
• Develop the ability of participants to communicate their competences and associated experiences in interview settings.
• Enable participants to set specific and actionable career goals and provide a development path towards the achievement of those goals.
• Expand the ability of participants to reflect upon the development of their behavioral competences in their career.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: The completion of a reflective essay on the developmental journey at the end of the LEAP programme. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Attendance: Continuous and active engagement in and participation within the full range of activities is essential. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided by means of coaching interventions and through liaison with the MBA Careers Manager. Students will be provided individual feedback on their essay.

Name Role
Ms Bernie Burke Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Edel O'Leary Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Once Off Offering 51 Week(s) - 25 Fri 10:00 - 11:50
Presentation Offering 51 Week(s) - 20 Tues 10:00 - 12:50

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