MTU Business Academy

Certificate in

Leadership and Transformational Change

Department of Business

Certificate in Leadership and Transformational Change

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Business


MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery



2 Semesters (Sept 2024 to May 2025)
Semester One - 2 evenings per week from 6pm to 8pm
Semester Two - 1 evening per week from 6pm to 8pm

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee




Springboard +


Mary Stritch
+353 (0) 66 719 1701

What To Expect

This programme aims to allow participants to develop their leadership mind-set so that they lead others and in turn help them to develop their leadership mind-set. It is about ‘leading as you preach’ and uses a number of innovative learning practices, including outdoor learning, to stimulate the leadership mind-set in self. Time will be provided to reflect on and to build strategies for both individual and corporate wellness and to lead on same.

Participants learn how to lead by example and with an empathy for those whom they lead. This programme will allow participants to identify a leadership style that promotes leadership qualities and behaviour both in themselves and amongst their peers and colleagues. It will provide experiential learning opportunities that will develop and enhance the participant’s attitude to new opportunities, enabling them to lead their team effectively through change in a transformational manner. This requires the ability to examine methods of organisational analysis and diagnosis, and to develop diverse frameworks for understanding, implementing and leading change in organisations.

Change is necessary to progress any organisation. It can be a transformational experience for all. It can cause doubt in a team to achieve, or to continue to achieve success in their new environment. Participants will learn how to identify these concerns, assisting their management and leadership of a successful solution.

Teaching Methods

Participants will benefit from real-time simulation of leadership scenarios common to many organisations and learn how to navigate and lead a team through these scenarios. Participants on the programme will practice peer learning and support by learning from and through each other.

All participants will have the opportunity to provide sustainable leading opportunities and solutions for themselves, colleagues and their organisations by developing and implementing applied leadership strategies in an organisation of choice. The sustainability of their solutions will be enhanced through the application of their acquired people performance and management skills and techniques from this programme.


– Leadership Mindset
– Leading Transformational Change
– People and Performance Management

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Applicants must hold a minimum of an NFQ level 7, or equivalent qualification, in a related area. The university’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies.

Course Fee: €1,100

Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the Springboard+ initiative funding criteria. For employed applicants the HEA will pay 90% of the programme fee, the remaining 10% – €110 will be payable before registration. For applicants who do not meet the Springboard+ eligibility criteria the fee is €1,100.

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Mary Stritch
+353 (0) 66 719 1701

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