Hospice UK and Cass Business School collaborate to develop new hospice leadership modules for Masters course

Jul 29, 2016

Hospice UK and Cass Business School are teaming up to develop a brand new set of modules focusing on hospice leadership for a Masters course aimed at hospice staff.

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 is keen to garner ideas from its members to contribute to the development of the hospice modules and 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.”

Hospice UK and Cass are working together to develop the new hospice-specific modules for the MSc.

All hospice staff and trustees are invited to submit ideas and suggestions for these modules through a ‘virtual reference group’ on Hospice IQ by COP on 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.

Note to editors

About Hospice UK

  • Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.
  • Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
  • For further information about hospice care visit our website www.hospiceuk.org or follow us on Twitter @hospiceukPA.
  • Get all the latest news from the hospice and palliative care sector, as well as patient stories, on ehospice UK at: www.ehospice.com/uk This service is managed by Hospice UK. You can also follow ehospice news on Twitter at @ehospicenews

About Cass Business School

Sir John Cass Business School is a modern, forward-looking institution with over 40 years at the leading edge of business education. Established in 1966 as City University Business School, it was renamed Cass Business School in 2002. Since then it has continued its upward trajectory. Cass’s triple-crown accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB puts it in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide

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