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Unit information: Leadership in 2021/22

Unit name Leadership
Unit code MGRCM0002
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. Ballard
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit is designed to encourage practising managers to better understand and analyse their experiences of leadership within organisations. A psychometric tool will be used to identify areas of strength, and to give students another perspective from which to understand their current practice. The unit will then explore the latest substantial thinking on the subject of leadership in a variety of contexts, and will question received wisdom about what it means to be a leader. Specific leadership challenges will be identified and used as a practical basis for reflective learning and small group work.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand their specific strengths and how to review their own impact as a leader
  • Demonstrate an informed understanding of leadership and of the qualities of individual leaders
  • Critically analyse the key concepts and theories of leadership
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the skills of the reflective practitioner and how these can be of benefit to the management and leadership role.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, seminars, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities

Assessment Information

3000 word individual assignment - summative, 100% Formative: 1:1 discussions of draft framework


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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