Module code: MANM460

Module Overview

Learners completing this module will have a detailed understanding of the theoretical models and frameworks of leadership. Learners will be required to review a wide range of leadership practices covered in both the seminal and current academic literature.
Having a broad appreciation of management and leadership practices will enable learners to critically appraise their own leadership style and how this affects (impacts) their immediate teams, wider organisational goals and other key stakeholders.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

LAWLEY Kerstine (Hosp & Tour)

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

All participants must meet the entry criteria for the Programme.

Module content

Indicative content includes (Industry Learning Outcomes):

  • Introduction to management and leadership (PDC1)

  • Theories of leadership (PDF1)

  • Corporate social responsibility (PDC3)

  • Ethics based leadership and management (PDC1)

  • Managing conflict and influencing and negotiating across different stakeholder groups (PDE3, PDG6, PSF1)

  • Understanding team dynamics (PDE2, PDG5)

  • Motivation and the link to performance (PSE1)

  • Giving and receiving feedback to promote a culture of learning (PSE2)

  • Personal presence and storytelling (PDE1)

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

Not Applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate a critical appraisal of the current academic research into management and leadership. Learners will be required to provide empirical evidence of the efficacy of their own leadership style in practice within the context of their own organisation and their role as a senior leader.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Individual report 90% of marks and Individual learning journal / e-portfolio 10% of marks

Individual report 90% of marks:

Learners will be required to produce a 2,500 word report on how they have applied the learning from this module in the workplace. The report will require them to provide a short literature review on the elements of management or leadership theory that they are focusing on as well as a detailed analysis of the effectiveness of their own leadership style. Learners will be expected to provide demonstrable qualitative or quantitative evidence of their analysis and how this relates to the academic literature and informs their overall conclusions of their own leadership style.

Individual learning journal / e-portfolio 10%:

Learners will be required to critically reflect on and evaluate their own leadership practice within the context of their role as a senior leader within their own organisation. Learners will be required to produce a critical reflection of their own learning through the submission and delivery of a 20 minute presentation. The presentation will need to be delivered through a live webinar format to the module leader and programme manager.

Formative assessment

The module will will adopt an inquiry based approach to feedback where the emphasis is on providing resources to learners that enable them to identify their own strenghts and weaknesses in relation to the extant theories of management and leadership. Learners will be required to solicit feedback from people in their own organisations to provide them with empirical evidence of their leadership style.

Learners will be required to participate in online discussions and peer-to-peer presentations in preparation for the final summative assessment.

Prior to the summative assessments time will be dedicated to discussing the assignment. A detailed marking scheme will provided to learners which provides guidance on how marks will be allocated for each element of the assessment. A detailed marking scheme has benefits for both staff and learners as it allows for consistency of marking between markers and for rapid and rigorous marking for learners it makes it absolutely clear what is expected of them. Learners will receive a mark for each element of the assignment which they can reference to the marking scheme for detailed individual feedback.


Learners will also receive written feedback on their final submission within the University’s three week deadline.

Module aims

  • This module aims to encourage learners to become self-aware of their own leadership and management behaviours in practice. This self-awareness will be developed through acquiring a deep theoretical knowledge base of current research into management and leadership. Learners will be encouraged to reflect on and critique their own leadership style and to be able to demonstrate suitable behavioural flexibility to adapt their own leadership style to suit the contexts in which they lead and manage people, both directly and indirectly.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 An in-depth knowledge of different theories and models of leadership and apply judgement of when to deploy different leadership practices CKPT
002 Critically appraise own leadership style and incorporate an ethical approach to leadership to manage ambiguity and dilemmas CT
003 Detailed understanding of both team and individual psychological drivers that affect performance KP
004 Critically evaluate behaviours that promote learning organisations and a positive person-centred culture CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 100

Lecture Hours: 10

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide learners with a contextualised knowledge and understanding of how management and leadership theory is applied in practice. The key topics will be delivered through a combination of workshops and lectures. The topics will be explored further through a combination of learner-centred self-directed learning activities, application of work based learning and supported online learning activities through SurreyLearn. Different methods will be used to explore the subjects covered in the workshops and lectures to provide learners with the opportunity to discuss and analyse the topics and to improve their communication and presentation skills. Extensive use will be made of the SurreyLearn Virtual Learning Environment which will complement the workshops, lectures and self-directed learning activities. Learners will be exposed to a broad range of multi-media content such as virtual classrooms, web-sites, documents and research papers, video and audio clips and recorded lectures and webinars.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Face-to-face workshops and lectures

  • Synchronous online hosted webinars

  • Asynchronous viewing of pre-recorded videos and lectures

  • Online discussion forums

  • Work based learning and reflection of applying theory in practice

  • Self-directed learning and reading

  • Preparation of formative and summative assessments

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.

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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.