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Undergraduate Course: Strategic Leadership Development (BUST10123)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will have a special emphasis on the content, process, and evaluation of leadership development at all organisational levels with special attention to understanding strategic leadership. The course is designed to build upon the basic knowledge and fundamental concepts that students will have gained in the prerequisite courses Business Studies 1 and Organisational Studies as well as tying in other courses that look at the role of managers and leaders. The proposed course mainly draws from this theoretical background on leadership content and process theories, leader effectiveness, employee learning and development, proper program evaluation techniques, and also introduces some new theoretical perspectives on the process of employee and specifically management development at all organisational levels. The course allows students to not only research what methods are effective in helping develop organisational leadership, but students will work individually and in groups to understand leader development personally. The course will comprise lectures, individual and group assignments, presentations and discussions that examine the complexities of current debates on both leader and leadership development.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Organisational Behaviour 2 (BUST08028) OR Human Resource Management 2 (BUST08027) OR Organisation Studies (BUST08011) OR Managing Employment Relations (BUST08010)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exams 60% (20% midterm exam and 40% final exam).
Group Project 20% (includes peer assessment adjustment and presentation mark)
Class participation (or class work) 20% In class assessments and journal.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes:
By the completion of this course, students will be able to:
Assess leadership and management skills of a particular individual or individuals within a particular organization or industry using case studies of effective and ineffective leadership.
Identify how leaders can make strategic business decisions and enhance organisational efficiencies.
Identify and apply underlying theories of leadership at all organisational levels including strategic leadership.
Demonstrate effective leadership skills within role play and experiential classroom learning activities.
Analyse needs assessment data for leadership development program planning purposes.
Identify different forms of leader development program evaluation including identification of relevant outcome variables.
Conduct research using scholarly journals and business resources. Compile and analyse results to make recommendations, write reports, analyse trends, and make recommendations around improving leadership and leader development.
Identify issues for leaders from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational and professional backgrounds, and with persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences that affect leadership and leader development.
Reading List
Readings will be drawn from primary research articles and practitioner journals. In addition, there will be a textbook for the course. Humphrey, R.H. (2014) Effective leadership: Theory, cases, and applications. London: Sage.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSLD
Contacts
Course organiserProf Susan Murphy
Tel: (01316)51 5548
Email: Susan.Murphy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Paul Kydd
Tel: (0131 6)50 3824
Email: Paul.Kydd@ed.ac.uk
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