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Postgraduate Course: Leading Technology and Innovation in Organisations (CMSE11495)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is aimed at aspiring leaders and managers, especially those who have technical backgrounds and roles in organisations. The course helps them better lead and manage organisational changes by providing knowledge of the key concepts, frameworks, tools and techniques to implement changes and innovation in the work place.
Course description This course is aimed at current or aspiring leaders, building on their technical knowledge to include more general management and leadership concepts. This course will provide learners with foundational knowledge of key concepts and frameworks to manage change and transformation, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of data science within organisations. A strong component of the course is also a focus on professional development, including influencing, communicating with and leading others.

Outline Content
The course content will cover the following five blocks of topics/themes related to strategy, leadership, innovation and new ways of organizing firm activities:
- Understanding the links between strategy and operations, decision making
- Understanding self and others (e.g. leadership skills and styles, emotional intelligence)
- Innovation management (development process)
- Communication around technology (influencing others, communications)
- Managing and leading change

Student Learning Experience
Communication, change management and relationship are a core dimension of learning in this course, with personalised learning support and mentoring. Learning makes sense in the context of your organisation with day to day business experience and ideas, by cross-referencing with other organisations and through actively listening to and reflecting on the ideas of your peers and behaviours in practice. The course will aim to build a learning community, supported through a group online, and one-to-one basis. As part of the course, you will complete an online psychometric assessment (Emotional Intelligence 2.0) which is followed-up by a 1-2-1 online feedback session (via skype) with a trained EQi coach. This helps contextualise your learning and provides an opportunity for additional reflection and accountability. The course will combine case study discussions, personal reflections and peer-to-peer learning to encourage interaction and debate. Overall, the course maximises interactivity in student's learning experience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14, Online Activities 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (Individual) 100%
Feedback Formative feedback occurs through online interactions during the course sessions. All students will be given one formative feedback in time to be useful in the completion of summative assessment within 15 working days. Students are asked to take in and reflect on formative feedback to improve for the summative assessment
Summative feedback is provided in the form of written comments and a rubric indicating the performance under each criteria.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Observe and appraise the complexity of work environment including how people relate to each other, how technologies influence practices and the role of decision making.
  2. Recognise and assess their own attributes in relation to personal leadership and influencing styles.
  3. Describe and discuss the theories, framework and methods to examine organisational change, and management of innovation and technology.
  4. Apply theories, frameworks and methods to lead and manage change, appropriate to the field, within an organisational context.
  5. Synthesise, communicate and present effectively clearly using multi-modal formats.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and understanding
- Critical understanding of the concepts, frameworks, principles and responsibilities involved in transforming organisations and managing changes
- Understanding of how data science creates and delivers value to organisations by driving change and innovation, and improving organisational performance

Practice: applied knowledge, skills and understanding
- Knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership capability and professional competence by peer interactions
- Demonstrate originality and creativity in how to deploy technology in organisation to support innovation, new processes and activities

Generic cognitive skills
- Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of organisational change and management
- Ability to develop original and creative responses to problems and to make decisions and ethically sound judgements in the absence of complete information

Communication, CIT and numeracy skills
- Communicate in a variety of formats demonstrating ability to adapt communication to appropriate format and purpose

Autonomy, accountability and working with others
- A deeper sense of self-awareness (both intellectually and emotionally) of both personal strengths and development needs
- Demonstrate originality in tackling and resolving problems, finding solutions and communicating
- Understand and reflect on the ethical implications involved in decision making
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Course organiserDr Luciana D'Adderio
Tel: (0131 6)58 5322
Course secretaryMiss Thao Le
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