LEADERSHIP - 2018/9

Module code: MANM375

Module Overview

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and analytical capabilities needed to practice leadership in modern organisations. It explores the nature of leadership in terms of how individuals effectively build agreement to shared goals and courses of action and facilitate organisational movement toward the achievement of these goals. In particular, we highlight theory and research that accounts for how leaders acquire and exercise social influence in a manner that contributes to their credibility and the motivation of their followers. We make note of individual differences in leader behaviour and examine in what instances situations determine the salience of these differences. The emphasis of the course will be on application of theory, comparing and contrasting ideas, self-reflection, and self-discovery of one’s own leadership potential and strengths.

 

By the end of this course, students will refine their understanding of leadership by evaluating theories and models and by critically applying them to real leadership situation. This course also give students the opportunity to analyse their own leadership style and to evaluate personal leadership effectiveness. 

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

EMERY C Dr (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N210

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Introduction: What is Leadership?
Power & Influence
Individual Differences & Leadership
Leadership Adaptability
Transformational Leadership
Leadership Communication
Building Effective Leader-Member Relationships
Shared Leadership
Leaders & Social Networks
Leading a Multi-Cultural Workplace

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework GROUP PRESENTATION 30
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (2,000 WORDS) 70

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the awareness and insight of leadership issues/ practices in organisations at an advanced level. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of theory, research evidence and contemporary practice.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


2’000 word essay (70%)
Group Presentation (30%)


 

Formative assessment

 

A formative assignment will be organised half-way during term to check progress.

Students will receive verbal feedback on class activities.

Office hours will be held by the relevant faculty for further feedback if required.

 

Feedback

 

This module adopts an enquiry based approach to feedback where the emphasis is on providing resources to students which allow them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses in order to develop learning strategies which will allow them to improve their performance. These resources include:

 

- Prior to the assignment, lecture time will be spent discussing the assignment and feedback process;

 

- A detailed marking scheme which provides guidance on how marks will be awarded for each element of assessment. This marking scheme has benefits for both staff and students; for staff it allows for consistency of marking between markers and for rapid and rigorous marking, for students it makes it absolutely clear what is expected of them. Students will receive a mark for each element of the assignment which they can reference to the marking scheme for details individual feedback;

 

- Generic feedback which explains what students did well and did less well overall. This will take two forms. In the first lecture after submission, time will be spent explaining the key learning issues form the assignment and, once marking is completed, students will received detailed generic feedback via SurreyLearn including a statistical breakdown of marks so that they can place their own performance into that of their cohort.

 

 

Marks and specific feedback will be returned to students within 3 weeks of submission.

Module aims

  • To provide frameworks, concepts and tools for students to understand how employees are managed these days by different leadership practices, and the extent to which these leadership practices have made an impact to individual welling and organisational performance.
  • To develop student’s analytical skill by providing them an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the practical aspects of leadership approaches used in organisations these days.
  • To encourage critical thinking and an awareness of the different competencies and skills that are required for leaders to deal with issues at the workplace, especially in a situation where leaders have to manage adverse situations.
  • To give students an opportunity to develop a plan for how to improve the competencies and skills of a leader.
  • To provide frameworks, concepts and tools for students to understand how employees are managed these days by different leadership practices, and the extent to which these leadership practices have made an impact to individual welling and organisational performance.
  • To develop student’s analytical skill by providing them an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the practical aspects of leadership approaches used in organisations these days.
  • To encourage critical thinking and an awareness of the different competencies and skills that are required for leaders to deal with issues at the workplace, especially in a situation where leaders have to manage adverse situations.
  • To give students an opportunity to develop a plan for how to improve the competencies and skills of a leader.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Use experiential and participate learning principles for knowing what are the competencies and skills that are required for a leader and knowing how to develop these elements at the workplace KCPT
002 Review, plan and implement strategies/advice for developing such competencies and skills of a leader. KCPT
003 Provide evidence of improved effectiveness in selected leadership practices. KP
004 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of frameworks, concepts, and approaches on leadership research KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 33

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable students to develop a practical and critical theoretical perspective on leadership at work and related issues. The course will be delivered through weekly lectures and seminars. The lectures elaborate the various aspects of leadership, especially in relation to both contemporary and foundational theories. The activities in the seminars aim to enhance students’ understanding of leadership concepts through comprehension and practice. Students will engage in a variety of teaching activities designed to enhance learning and experience (critical discussions of statements, debates, role play, large-scale group exercise, case studies, etc.).

 

Full preparation for each class is essential. Each student is expected to attend class and to actively participate in class discussions. Some of the discussions will be based on cases, others will arise during the lectures. In both instances, the student's learning in this course is directly related to his/her willingness to expose ideas and conclusions to the critical judgement of the class, as well as to efforts to build on and evaluate the comments of classmates. Class sessions will be devoted to analysis of case material and practical problems and deeper discussions. Depending on the enrolment in the course, the class will be split into two or three groups to allow more interactions.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for LEADERSHIP : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm375

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Human Resources Management MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.