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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N2K507
No such Code for pgprog: N5K407
No such Code for pgprog: N1N107
No such Code for pgprog: N6K207

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI47P15: Leadership (TAUGHT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N2K507
Tied to N5K407
Tied to N1N107
Tied to N6K207

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • Leadership (Online)

Aims

  • To explore the nature of leadership and key issues in how it is conceptualised, practised, assessed and developed
  • To consider how leadership and followership are a pervasive part of human society and affect and involve everybody
  • To examine critically key theories of leadership, their contribution and limitations, and their practical application
  • To consider six core themes and practices of effective leadership
  • To examine critically the multiple ‘intelligences’ of leadership
  • To provide insight into how to enhance personal effectiveness as a leader

Content

  • The nature and importance of leadership in human society
  • Leadership characteristics and behaviour: self-assessment and review
  • Leadership and followership
  • Leadership and management
  • Leadership and change
  • Hierarchical, sectoral and cultural similarities and differences in leadership
  • Key theories of leadership: their contribution, limitations and practical application
  • Six core themes and practices of effective leadership: vision, purpose, values, strategy, empowerment and engagement
  • The multiple intelligences of leadership
  • Are leaders born or made? The assessment and development of leadership
  • Leadership brand: sustaining leadership excellence

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • On completion of the module students should have:
  • A critical understanding of the nature of leadership and how it is conceptualised, practised, assessed and developed
  • An appreciation of how leadership and followership are a pervasive part of human society and affect and involve everybody
  • A critical understanding of key theories of leadership, their contribution and limitations, and their practical application
  • A grounded understanding of the core themes and practices of effective leadership
  • A critical understanding of the multiple ‘intelligences’ of leadership
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • Explain how leadership is conceptualised, practised, assessed and developed
  • Contribute effectively to the leadership of organisational change programmes
  • Effectively use their learning about leadership and enhance their personal skills and effectiveness as a leader
  • Assess and develop the leadership behaviour and potential of others
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of organisational leadership development programmes
Key Skills:
  • In addition, students will have had the opportunity to further develop the following key skills:
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Planning, organising and time-management skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Advanced skills in the interpretation of data
  • Advanced computer-literacy skills

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading and specially-written self-study material.
  • The summative assessment of the module is designed to test the acquisition and articulation of knowledge and critical understanding, and skills of application and interpretation within the business context.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion), timetabled in blocks 24
Preparation and reading 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Individual written report based on an analysis of a leadership case or topic 3,000 words 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

Group-based discussions and case-study exercises.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University