Postgraduate Course: Leadership and Management Development (CMSE11207)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will enable students to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the study of leadership, exposing them to the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management in organisations. Students will be familiarised both with the core theories, models, frameworks and concepts of leadership, as well as with current research findings and a range of techniques, practices and skills that may be used in a professional environment. In particular, the course covers aspects such as the measurement of leadership performance, leaders' learning and development, equal opportunities and diversity, as well as future perspectives.
Aims, Nature, Context:
This course, whose learning outcomes are consistent with those of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), aims to teach students a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the study of leadership, exposing them to the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management in organisations. Students will be familiarised both with the core theories, models, frameworks and concepts of leadership, as well as with current research findings and a range of techniques, practices and skills that may be used in a professional environment. In particular, the course covers aspects such as the measurement of leadership performance, leaders' learning and development, equal opportunities and diversity, as well as future perspectives.
Introduction to leadership studies
Measurement of leadership and management performance
Assessment of development needs
Learning of leaders and managers
Leaders' and managers' development (LMD)
Evaluation of LMD
Social capital and LMD
Securing the future of organisational leadership
Equal opportunities, diversity and leadership
Future perspectives and exam revision
Student Learning Experience:
The course will be implemented as a lecture, featuring regular interactive activities, such as group discussions, as well as self-reflective learning. Relevant guest speakers will introduce students to a variety of leadership perspectives. Students will be expected to pursue individual self-directed learning - this includes, but is not limited to, preparatory and follow-up reading, research to inform the coursework assignment and revision for the final examination.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| For Business School PG students only, or by special permission of the School. Please contact the course secretary.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand established theories and models of leadership in organisations, particularly in regards to leader/leadership development.
- Critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of these theories and models and how they may be applied in an organisational, social, environmental and multicultural context.
- Examine current leadership research and debates.
- Understand and study the relationships between leadership theory and professional practice.
- Consider a range of techniques, practices and skills used to understand the contingent nature of leadership ¿ both in scholarly and practical applications.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and Understanding:
After completing this course, students should have gained:
1. Knowledge of the major theoretical and conceptual approaches concerning leadership in organisations.
2. An understanding of how these approaches may vary according to a range of contingent factors.
3. An understanding of how the broader debates about leadership relate to the specific field of leadership and management development.
4. A critical awareness of current issues in leadership studies and how these link to the field of business and management in general
5. An understanding of appropriate techniques and approaches aimed for the investigation into relevant issues in leadership and management.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Explain and critically analyse the concepts of leadership and management and their application in an organisational, social, environmental and multicultural context.
2. Explain and evaluate the role of leadership and management development in enhancing and developing organisational competence.
3. Critically analyse and evaluate approaches to the formulation and implementation of leadership and management development strategies to meet current and future organisational needs.
4. Critically assess and evaluate approaches to the development of leadership and management in international and global contexts.
5. Identify, source and synthesise key literature resources in leadership research.
Subject Specific Skills:
After completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Evaluate, select and apply a range of approaches to identifying leadership and management development needs in differing organisational contexts.
2. Design, critically evaluate and advise on a range of leadership and management development interventions to implement leadership and management development strategies and plans.
3. Work collaboratively, ethically and effectively to support a partnership approach to leadership and management development.
4. Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and management development and to continuous personal and professional development.
5. Assess the consequences within organisations of different types of leadership and associated contingencies.
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Murphy
Tel: (01316)51 5548
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Millson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3013