Micro Master's Degree in Leadership Development and Performance Management

Level 7 is equivalent to Master's level

This unit aims to develop learners’ strategic leadership and management knowledge and skills. The learners will also learn the role of leadership and management in enhancing teamwork, effective communication, and organizational performance. The unit reflects the nature of the functions and competencies relevant at a strategic level.

Level 7 is equivalent to Master’s level and could transfer 20 credits and total tuition fees to Master programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the concepts of leadership and management.

1.1 Examine critical concepts of leadership and management.

1.2 Analyse different leadership and management theories and their respective applications.

1.3 Critically evaluate a range of approaches to developing influential leaders and managers.

2. Understand learning and development in leadership and management. 

2.1 Analyse coaching and mentoring as tools for developing leadership and management.

2.2 Critically evaluate trends in workplace learning.

2.3 Examine strategies for integrating learning and development within the broader organisational process.  

3. Understand leadership and management development programmes. 

3.1 Analyse indicators of success for effective leadership and management development programmes.

3.2 Critically analyse approaches to evaluating leadership and management development programmes.  

4. Understand the role of motivation, teamwork and effective communication in effective leadership.

4.1 Analyse methods for developing effective teams for performance improvement.

4.2 Evaluate the role of compelling motivation using theories & models of motivation in performance management.

4.3 Evaluate the relationship of effective leadership with effective communication using relevant theories and examples.

  • Concepts of leadership and management: difference &  similarity between leadership and management.
  • Dimensions of leadership trait theory, process theory,  leadership styles, transactional and transformational theory, contingency, task vs. relationship, integrated leader-manager, situational leadership theory; trait theory, classic management theory, human relations theory, neo-human relations theory and system theory.
  • Concept and indicators of an effective leader and manager, the significance of competency models; instructional learning, emotional intelligence,  cultural intelligence self-awareness in developing influential leaders and managers.
  • Definition of training, coaching, mentoring,  preceptorship; power equations, duration, boundaries.
  • Trends in learning, e.g. collaborative learning. Mobile delivery, personalisation, showing value, synchronised online delivery, the cloud, technology, microlearning, neuroscience, coaching in talent management,  alignment with business objectives, measuring impact,  individualist reflection and skills acquisition.
  • Economic influences: funding of training.
  • National economic climate and priorities.
  • Leadership gap indicator, metrics
  • Leadership competencies
  • Accountability
  • Outcomes
  • Internal
  • External
  • Impacts and influence on organisational performance
  • Value for money and change measurement.
  • Relationship between leadership, motivation, teamwork and, communication and performance.
  • Concept of employee performance and organisational performance.
  • Group dynamics and Team and related factors,  Tuckman’s model of group development, Belbin’s  team roles,
  • Theories & models of motivation: Maslow’s Need  Hierarchy
  • Herzberg’s Motivation Hygiene Theory, Vroom’s  Expectancy Theory
  • Berlo’s SMCR Model of Communication
  • Shannon–Weaver Model of effective communication, communication barriers & effective communication.
  • Buchanan D Huczynski A (2013) Organizational Behaviour. Pearson; 8 edition, ISBN-10:0273774816  
  • Gill, R. (2006). Theory and Practice of Leadership. London: Sage.  
  • Gold. J., Thorpe, R. and Mumford, A. (2010). Leadership and Management Development, 5th Edition. London: CIPD.
  • Kouzes, J. M. and Posner, B. Z. (2008). The Leadership Challenge. 4th Edition. New York: Jossey-Bass. London: CIPD. 
  • Mabey, C. and Finch-Lees, T. (2008). Management and Leadership Development. London: Sage.

Entry requirements

To enroll in the Micro Master program, the learner must possess the following:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a non-global accredited university degree, The learner should have followed the Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning for Qualification (APELQ) policy of Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U). 
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.

English requirements

Proof of English language proficiency must be provided if a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

After graduating from Micro Master programs, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris.

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualification (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer
  • Certification & Recognition certified from Paris-U

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use permitted in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Université Libérale de Paris’s Micro Master Degree means:

Paris-U Micro Master Degree is certified at the master level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 7 Certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of the UK
  • Level 10 certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 7 Certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 7 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 9 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 9 certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Micro Master program when participating in the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (MAHRM) at Paris-U. Please see the credit transfer policy HER.E

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the MAHRM program, students who have graduated from the Micro Master program will receive a discount equivalent with short courses tuition fee for each certified. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE.

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted on the basis of the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.

As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge past experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.

Short Courses Certified programs are completely approved and recognized, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will lead to only MAHRM degree of Paris-U, not dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U’s partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will only accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are accredited.
  • For Level 7 short courses programs, if an entry bachelor is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant field. Please note that a bachelor’s degree is required for the Master’s program at Paris-U, so you could take the Micro Master’s program but not move to the Master’s program at Paris-U.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates must ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is mandatory when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants without a university degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 7, and applicants without a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 8.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents. You could download the application form here.
  3. Our admission department will reach out to you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You will proceed to the next steps according to the instructions and pay the tuition fee.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student and enjoy your study journey.

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and are subject to change without notice. In some cases, Paris-U offers a variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 7 short courses certificate & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U Degree

Université Libérale de Paris

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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