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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

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI4I710: Leading and Managing People (FT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 10 Availability Available in 2021/22
Tied to N1T517 Business Administration
Tied to N1T617 Business Administration (Business Development)

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None

Aims

  • To contribute to the overall aims of the programme by developing students' understanding of the nature of leadership and management in organisations.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding at an advanced level of key issues in the conceptualisation and practice of leadership and management.
  • To develop a critical understanding of a range of contemporary processes and practices relating to human resource management.
  • To critically evaluate the theories of leadership and management and how they apply in practice.
  • To critically explore the concepts of leadership and management as they relate to organizations.
  • To critically review the leadership and management of change in organizations.
  • To increase students' professional effectiveness as leaders and managers.
  • To develop links with the Business School's research strategy by incorporating current research into leadership and management in a diverse range of contexts.

Content

  • Organizational Behaviour:
  • Organizational culture and communications
  • Motivating teams and individuals
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Leadership:
  • Leadership Perceptions
  • Leadership and individual differences
  • Leadership skills and development
  • Leadership and performance
  • Leading and managing organizational change
  • HR Cycle:
  • Attraction, selection and recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Managing diversity
  • Training and development
  • Reward and recognition
  • Succession and exit strategies

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • a specialist knowledge of the nature of leadership and management and how they apply in practice;
  • a critical appreciation of the assumptions, implications and limitations of leadership and management studies;
  • a critical perspective of the how leadership and management apply in practice.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • advanced skills in, and a critical understanding of, the process of leadership and management.
Key Skills:
  • Written Communication
  • Planning, organising and time management
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Teamwork

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

  • The module will involve a mixture of workshops involving lecture input, individual and group work and feedback, external guest speakers, supported by guided reading.
  • Formative assessment will consist of a group exercise based on one of the case studies. Findings will be presented in class and feedback received as a group. The formative assessment will give students experience of analysing a case using the theories and frameworks which are discussed in class.
  • Summative assessment will consist of a case study analysis and a reflective journal. This will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth, and will enable students to reflect on their learning and how they will apply it in practice..

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 40
Preparation & Reading 60
Total 100

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 50%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Case analysis 2,000 words maximum 100% Rework original submission
Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 50%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Reflective journal 2000 100% Rework original submission

Formative Assessment:

Formative assessment will consist of a group exercise based on one of the case studies. Findings will be presented in class and feedback received as a group.


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