THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING - 2023/4
Module code: MANM361
The module is an introduction to leadership, commonly defined as the process through which individuals influence and are influenced by one or more people to accomplish group/organisational goals. It is one of the most important determinants of employee well-being and performance as well as organisational effectiveness. A central part of effective leadership is decision making and some scholars regard leaders as no less than "decision architects", which means that leaders do not just create their own decision-making environments but also those of other individuals and groups in organisations. This module seeks to enable a critical evaluation of different approaches to leadership and decision making in organisational settings and to help students understand the determinants of leadership and decision-making effectiveness and leadership development.
Surrey Business School
COJUHARENCO Irina (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C811
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 4
Independent Learning Hours: 84
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 14
Tutorial Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 2
Guided Learning: 22
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Leadership theory
- Decision-making theory
- Ethical leadership
- Evidence-based practice
- Leadership development
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate advanced critical and conceptual understanding of leadership and decision making, as well as develop practical and self-reflective skills relevant to their professional careers.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: Coursework 100%.
Verbal feedback from peers and the module team at the end of class activities and in specially designated discussion classes, as well as during writing lab sessions to support the preparation of the final assignment (coursework 100%).
In writing and verbal feedback from peers and the module team based on in-class activities and during the writing lab.
- Develop awareness and understanding of concepts, theories and processes of leadership effectiveness in organisations
- Develop awareness and understanding of concepts, theories and processes of decision-making in organisations
- Develop awareness of own leadership style and decision-making effectiveness and the ability to analyse critically the leadership and decision-making of others
|001||Identify and explain models of leader effectiveness in organizations.||KC|
|002||Demonstrate the ability to critically assess and compare models and theories of leadership.||KCP|
|003||Demonstrate the ability to critically assess concepts and theories of decision making.||KCP|
|004||Describe challenges of top management roles in organisations and provide recommendations for leaders and decision-making processes in organisations.||CPT|
|005||Identify their own leadership style and beliefs about decision-making effectiveness, as well as leadership competency development needs in readiness for a career as a practitioner psychologist.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable students to develop a practical and critical theoretical perspective on leadership and decision-making in organisations.
The learning and teaching methods include live and/or on-demand:
Individual self-reflection exercises and activities
Debates and other small-group activities
Analyses of case studies
Guest lecturers/interviews with practitioners
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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Students are provided with opportunities to engage with module content, groupwork and assignments using technologies that enable both face-to-face, remote and hybrid collaboration and learning.
Global and cultural intelligence
Students are encouraged to have a voice in the classroom and as part of digital discussion platforms; listen to, debate and seek common ground in diverse perspectives on leadership and decision-making from a range of countries, cultures and environments represented in the classroom.
Resourcefulness and resilience
Students are encouraged to attempt novel roles that require visioning, problem-solving, relationship-building and facilitation skills valued by employers, and respond positively to challenges, difficulties and setbacks of their learning journey.
Programmes this module appears in
|Occupational and Organizational Psychology MSc||2||Core||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 2023/4 academic year.