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MN20433: Leadership

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MN10001 or take MN10071 or take MN20080 or take MN20291
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. Developing an understanding of the principles underlying leadership in government, industry, and society.
2. Review of research on leadership and management, examining topics such as leadership skills, leading changes in organizations, leader-follower relationships, and leadership tactics.
3. Take the theoretical aspects of leadership and relate them to real situations.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
* Identify and critique leadership styles based on various theories discussed.
* Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various leadership styles based on context.
* Understand what makes a good leader.
* Understand leader-follower relationships.
* Identify dysfunctional organizations and propose strategies for change.

At the end of this module, students should gain the following skills:
A. Knowledge and Understanding
* Students will be able to appreciate the complex nature of leadership research. (T,F,A)
* Students will develop an understanding of the influence of contextual variables when studying leadership. (T,F,A)
* Students will be able to explain and apply their knowledge and understanding of key leadership theories to their own experiences. (T,F,A)
B. Cognitive Skills
* The application of imagination, inventiveness and critical thinking. (F,A)
* Develop critical reflexivity towards the module content and examples of practice. (F,A)
C. Transferable Skills
* Written and verbal communication skills (A)
* Analytical skills (A)
* Research skills (T,A)
* Time management skills (A)
* Critical thinking skills (A).

Content will include:
* Leadership and Management - are they different?
* Leadership as person, results, position and process
* Contingency, situational and other early theories of leadership
* Transactional and Transformational Leadership
* Leadership as the management of meaning and emotion
* Power and Influence
* Leadership and followers; the leadership romance and follower expectations of leaders
* Leaders as moral agents and the ethics of leadership
* Servant leaders, distributed leadership and leaderful organizations
* Dysfunctional and toxic leadership
* Current Status of Leadership Research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20433 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 3
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.