Postgraduate Course: Strategic Leadership 2 (EMBA) (CMSE11330)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course (together with Strategic Leadership 1) provides an integrating platform for the MBA, starting with an exploration of a range of key global challenges and opportunities and their implications for businesses. The nature of strategic leadership will be deconstructed and faculty from a range of subject groups, together with guest speakers, will explore the responsibilities and behaviours involved in leading and governing companies ethically in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world
The nature of strategic leadership will be deconstructed and faculty from a range of subject groups, together with guest speakers, will explore the responsibilities and behaviours involved in leading and governing companies ethically in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
Leadership and responsibility, and the role of Boards
Strategy in a responsible organisation (Conscious Capitalism Simulation)
Models of ethical decision-making
Corporate governance, corporate responsibility and the role of the Board
Student Learning Experience
This course includes interaction with a select range of faculty and guest speakers exploring key topics on strategic leadership, supported by background reading and two highly-practical assignments. The interactive talks will encourage students to share their own experiences on responsible leadership and the implementation of strategy. The first assignment will require students to shadow and reflect on the behaviours of strategic leaders in practice. The second will involve immersion in an integrated business simulation (MarketplaceLive.com) with a focus on conscious capitalism. The course is supported with slides, articles, internet resources and cases which are published through the LEARN platform.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Individual assignment 100%
||All students will be given at least one formative feedback event in time to be useful in the completion of summative work on the course. Feedback on formative assessed work will be provided within 15 working days of submission. Summative marks will be returned on a published timetable, which has been made clear to students at the start of the academic year.
Students will be provided with electronic written feedback for all coursework.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and critically discuss the role of the Board, CEO, Directors and Non-Exec Directors
- Critically discuss how strategy is shaped by a responsible and sustainable outlook.
- Understand and apply ethical theory to evaluate real-life organisational and professional situations
- Articulate alternative actions and implications and recognising cross-cultural variations.
- Critically evaluate corporate social responsibility policies and the significance of corporate governance in shaping an organisation and its leadership
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Demonstrate holistic and interconnected thinking on business leadership issues and practice.
Develop and refine skills of argument and debate.
Develop self-awareness through active written reflection
Develop and enhance effective team work skills.
Develop skills for effective client engagement
Be aware of one's own beliefs and how they affect personal perspectives and decisions.
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Murphy
Tel: (01316)51 5548
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Muir
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854