Hospice UK and Cass Business School are joining forces to develop the new hospice-specific modules.
Both organisations will be working together to develop part of the syllabus of the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management led by Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE), which is the leading non-profit and philanthropy centre in the UK.
Effectively an “MBA-style” qualification for the hospice sector, the two- year course will focus on key areas of charity management such as; strategy, governance, fundraising and managing resources, people and change during the first year.
In the second year, students will be able to study hospice leadership modules or do a hospice-related dissertation.
Hospice UK has set up a virtual reference group on its new information-sharing online platform Hospice IQ for feedback.
Antonia Bunnin, Director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, said:
“We are delighted to be working with the prestigious Centre for Charity Effectiveness, run by Cass Business School, to develop these new hospice-specific modules for the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management.
“We are very keen that content for this Masters programme is actively shaped by those working in hospices, so it is relevant, and reflects their needs, as well as recent developments and emerging challenges.
“With its robust grounding in all aspects of charity management, coupled with the opportunity to focus on hospice leadership in depth, this course will be of immense value to hospice staff from all backgrounds looking to develop their leadership and management skills at Masters level. It will help grow and develop the next generation of hospice leaders.”
Atul Patel, Academic leader and Senior Lecturer MSc Voluntary Sector Management said:
“Cass Business School are very pleased to be able to offer hospice specific modules for the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from September 2017.
“There is a strong synergy between the School and Hospice UK and we are very excited by the prospect of jointly developing the syllabus of the hospice specific modules. We bring vast experience of MSc level Postgraduate teaching and a profound knowledge of the charity sector, including the development of the new hospice specific modules, ensuring they are cutting edge and current and meet the needs of hospice staff on our MSc programme.
“As participants on the Cass MSc programme, hospice staff will have access to a community of charity sector students enrolled on our suite of charity MSc’s. This offers opportunities of networking across the sector and the opportunity to tap into a rich source of knowledge and information in addition to academic learning.”
All hospice staff and trustees are invited to submit ideas and suggestions for the hospice leadership modules by Monday 15 August 2016.
Places for students wanting to take the new hospice-specific modules on the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management will be available from September 2017.