Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 x 2 hour lectures
Seminars / Tutorials 10 x 1 hour tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Individual class test  1 hour  25%
Semester Assessment Group assessment  1,500 words  25%
Semester Assessment Individual written report  2,500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Repeat failed elements or equivalent  25%
Supplementary Assessment Individual assessment  25%
Supplementary Assessment Individual written report  2,500 words  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Differentiate and explain leadership principles;

Apply ethical decisions related to leadership thinking;

Critically discuss the role and impact of psychology on decision makers;

Evaluate the managerial impacts of leadership and command;

Analyse the role of leadership in teams;

Make strategic decisions based on leadership principles;

Advise on leadership succession and development;

Critically analyse and use information on soft skills;

Make recommendations relevant to relationships and social networks;

Critically evaluate and make strategic business decisions


Twelve Lectures:
Leadership and its uses
Management / Leadership
Emotional Intelligence and Executive Intelligence
Ethics, fairness and ordinary vices
Leadership behaviors and principles
The psychology of soft skills
Counter-intuitive leadership
What head hunters want
Leadership challenges to 2020
Strategic decision making
Revision / conclusion

Brief description

The purpose of the module is to give students insights related to corporate leadership. Students will be exposed to a range of governmental, organizational and commercial leadership models.
Students will study leadership thinking from a wide range of sources- charities, military, corporate (and in various corporate sectors), focusing on case studies, leadership principles, leadership and management, psychology, ethics and business strategy.
Students will study the particular leadership challenges of certain work environments – financial sector, retail, military, professional service, charity and voluntary.
Students will look at moral courage and a range of ethical issues (case study based) relating to a selection of work environments.
Students will look at the relationship between leadership, management, and authority in matters of motivation, execution and ethics.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Through the quantitative areas integrated throughout the entire module.
Communication Oral communication will be developed through class participation and group work. Written communication will be developed through case preparation, assessment preparation, note taking and information based dialogue.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through both class and self-directed learning.
Information Technology Basic of data analysis will be done using excel.
Personal Development and Career planning Development of skills, theory and analysis capabilities to allow effective management decisions.
Problem solving Identification of business issues related to leadership. Identification of the relevant information for decisions and formulation of decisions.
Research skills Qualitative methods, survey methods and basic preparation and analysis.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Through class preparation, the use of breakout group work, case preparation and through the group assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 7