MANU9L5: Leadership & Management

Semester:  Autumn

Level:  10

Credit Value:  20

Module Coordinator:  Christine Wilson, Management, Work & Organisation Division

Contact Hours:  30 hours

Assessment:  100% coursework consisting of a case study of leadership.


To give students an understanding of:

  • the main challenges involved in leading organisations;
  • the main theories and models of leadership;
  • the main leadership skills;
  • leadership in practice;
  • leadership from the perspective of the different organisational stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • understand both the theory and practice of leadership;
  • appreciate the benefits and limitations of the various approaches to leadership;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply leadership theory to the analysis case studies of leadership;
  • gained insight into their own, leadership abilities, skills and style;
  • be better prepared to undertake leadership role.

The main objective of this module is to enable students to understand the role, and the importance of, leadership in organisations. Leadership is one of the most problematic and important tasks in organisations and is considered a key attribute of successful organisations.  This module will examine the changing nature of leadership and the challenges facing leaders in a rapidly-changing and increasingly global world.  It will review the main theories and approaches to leadership and discuss how they can be related to different types of organisations and different organisational contexts.  A key component of this modules seminar work will be that of identifying and practicing some of the core leadership skills.


This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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