Masters in Leadership Program for Heads of Government Departments


Muscat – The Royal Academy of Management launched its flagship “Master of Leadership and Management” program for the government sector on Sunday in conjunction with Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.

The program targets section heads and equivalent positions in the government sector with the aim of preparing executive leaders in Oman, enabling them to contribute to building efficient and innovative government sector entities in step with the era of new economy.

Dr Ali Qasim al Lawati, President of the Royal Academy of Management, said: “The launch of this Masters in Leadership and Management program implements the royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik regarding the development of all levels of government leadership.

Lawati noted that the world is witnessing an accelerated shift in the global economic order, which requires an equally accelerated pace in developing the human capital needed to thrive in this competitive economy. “Therefore, this program will equip middle managers in the government sector with the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes to enable them to adapt and keep pace with the evolution of the new economy with all its integrated forms, be it the knowledge economy, digital. economical, circular or based on innovation.

The objective of this program, Lawati added, is to keep abreast of the paradigm shift of the Sultanate, particularly in the area of ​​development of leaders in the government sector, noting that the contribution of the academy is aligned with the needs. diverse and ever-changing global orders of economics and management. .

“The program has been designed in close coordination with the Thunderbird School of Global Management with an emphasis on real-life application in line with the Sultanate’s development plan, thereby providing participants with both modern knowledge (via the academic program) and their practical application (via applied program projects).”

Kawther al Mahrouqi, Master of Leadership and Management, program manager, said 25 section heads and their equivalents from the government sector will be selected to start the course in January 2023.

The program will include 12 months of blended learning, exploring the latest global trends in leadership, management, innovation, strategy, public policy analysis, and agile governance, among other areas.


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