Postgraduate Course: Strategic Leadership (EMBA) (CMSE11466)
||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 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Formative Assessment Hours 56,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% Individual assignment
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss critically the relationship between businesses and global challenges
- Understand the role of strategic leadership and strategic leaders
- Critically analyse an organisation for strengths and weaknesses in strategic leadership
- Discuss critically the links between strategic leadership, innovation, collaboration and organisational change
|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.
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Murphy
Tel: (01316)51 5548
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Muir
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854