Postgraduate Modules

Module Overview

Management and Leadership: Developing Creative Entrepreneurs

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In a dynamic market where there is increased uncertainty and competitive pressure, the entrepreneurs of small creative firms in Northern Ireland need to acquire practical leadership skills to drive business growth. This module seeks to provide an interactive and experiential learning environment for participants whereby they can learn about relevant leadership principles and styles, build the components of emotional intelligence and develop a personal professional plan for the future.

This module is delivered by Ulster Business School, Department of Business and Enterprise in conjunction with Causeway Enterprise Agency, McWilliams and Associates and a panel of guest speakers.


This module is targeted at owner-managers, section heads, directors and managers of small and medium sized creative businesses, startup businesses and microbusinesses.


The module is taught by Dr. Karise Hutchinson, Head of Department of Business and Enterprise at Ulster Business School. Mrs. Debbie Rymer of Causeway Enterprise Agency will collaborate on module development and Mc Williams and Associates will lead a leadership workshop. Learning from Leaders contributors are Tracey Cahoon, Dr. Therese Charles, Wayne Denning and Chris Webb. Full biographies can be found here.

Delivery Overview

The module will be delivered as block teaching with additional mentoring available online and as a drop in clinic session.

  • Reviewing entrepreneurial leadership principles and styles through the application of real case study examples developed by the Causeway Enterprise Agency;
  • Learning from leaders session with practical business insights into how leadership roles and styles in the sector are expanding and changing for small firms;
  • Understanding effective leadership with Mc Williams and Associates through exploring the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness that will help develop an action plan for professional development.

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