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Postgraduate Course: Strategic Leadership (EMBA) (CMSE11466)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course provides an integrating platform for the EMBA, starting with an exploration of a range of key global challenges and opportunities and their implications for businesses.
Course description The nature of strategic leadership will be deconstructed and 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 role of business in society and the implications of global challenges for business leadership
Leading strategy in a VUCA world
Strategic leadership as a multilevel endeavour (individual, group, and organisational)
The strategic leadership development process: developing strategic leadership capacity
Leading strategic change in organisations
Collaborative leadership and alliances in strategy

Student Learning Experience
This course focuses on interaction with a range of faculty and guest speakers exploring key topics on strategic leadership, supported by background reading and a leadership-focused assignment. The interactive talks will encourage students to share their own experiences on leadership and the implementation of strategy. 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 24, Formative Assessment Hours 56, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 18 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Individual assignment
Feedback Formative feedback will be provided on all submitted coursework. In the first instance, feedback will be in writing. Additional feedback will be provided in-person if requested.
As per University guidelines, all feedback will be returned within 3 weeks of the submission date.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss critically the relationship between businesses and global challenges
  2. Understand the role of strategic leadership and strategic leaders
  3. Critically analyse an organisation for strengths and weaknesses in strategic leadership
  4. Discuss critically the links between strategic leadership, innovation, collaboration and organisational change
Reading List
Additional Information
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.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserProf Susan Murphy
Tel: (01316)51 5548
Course secretaryMrs Angela Muir
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
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