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BU501H: THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of your own leadership behaviour. Through seminars, group activities and discussions we investigate how personality, past experience, current situations and culture shape the way each of us behave in a leadership role. Using this information as a starting point we then explore how different leadership theories and approaches can be used as frameworks for developing a deeper understanding of leadership behaviour. You will also have an opportunity to try out a range of practical tools and techniques to assist you in the development of your own approach to leadership. 



Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Senior Lecturer Trevor Morrow

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will allow students to investigate the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about Leadership. It will examine the trait and situational theories, among others, so that students begin to recognise the basic assumptions which are used by writers in professional journals and quality broadsheets alike. It will allow students to practice some of the skills required in effective leadership in both communication and team-working, and in its tutorial programme will introduce elements of decision-making and game theory. It will be complemented by a professionally run senior management training module, intended to consolidate the essential skills of board-level communication and negotiation skills.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Msc In International Business And Finance (September Start)

Contact Teaching Time

35 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 8
  • 2 Seminars during University week9

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Summative Assessments

Essay

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Group Poster presentation

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Reflective Report

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

NameKnowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Articulate what leadership isConceptualEvaluateArticulate what leadership is and why it is important
Recognise, understand and apprReflectionUnderstandRecognise, understand and appreciate the different leadership theories and approaches
Understand the importance of “ReflectionAnalyseUnderstand the importance of “context” for shaping appropriate leadership skill-sets, behaviour and approaches
Be able to apply a range of leProceduralApplyBe able to apply a range of leadership tools and techniques in support of addressing different challenges
Recognise and appreciate the iReflectionAnalyseRecognise and appreciate the impact of the leader-follower relationship
Communicate leadership ideas eReflectionApplyCommunicate leadership ideas effectively

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