BE420-5-SP-CO:
Leadership in Organisations

The details
2023/24
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
16 November 2023

 

Requisites for this module
BE400 or BE401
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC NN24 Accounting and Management,
BSC NN27 Accounting and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN42 Accounting and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK2 Accounting and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N200 Business Management,
BSC N201 Business Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N202 Business Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N204 Business Management (Including Placement Year),
BA NR19 Business Management and Modern Languages,
BA N1R9 Business Management with a Modern Language,
BA N19R Business Management and Language Studies,
BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N260 Business and Human Resource Management,
BSC N261 Business and Human Resource Management (including Placement Year),
BSC N262 Business and Human Resource Management (including Year Abroad),
BSC N263 Business and Human Resource Management (Including Foundation Year),
BA N29RCO Business Management with Language Studies

Module description

Leadership is a critically important topic in the field of business and management studies both from a theoretical and a more practical perspective. The overarching objective of this module is to develop students’ understanding and knowledge of leadership within contemporary organisations.


The module introduces students to a wide range of leadership approaches, assumptions, models, theories and topics, highlighting central debates and concerns in the field. The module will cover traditional approaches to leadership, current issues in leadership, and critical issues in leadership, incorporating both theoretical and more practical concerns. At the end of the module students will have developed a critical appreciation of many of the leadership challenges and opportunities which impact modern organisations.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To provide students with an understanding of theories on leadership.

  • To introduce students to the practice of leadership.

  • To enable students to critically analyse leadership in organisations.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of key concerns found in a variety of leadership theories, approaches and concepts on leadership in organisations.

  2. Critically evaluate leadership concepts and practices.

  3. Independently analyse leadership opportunities and challenges in organisations.


Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)


By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Evaluate leadership issues from a range of perspectives and be able to integrate these into a considered and practical approach to leadership, management, and organisation.

  2. Think critically about leadership by discussing current case studies and academic articles.

  3. Develop your commercial awareness based on studying examples of current leadership practices.

  4. Reflect on your attitudes to leadership, e.g., based on your personal leadership learning log.

  5. Work effectively and efficiently in small teams (in classes).

  6. Solve problems creatively and collaboratively.

  7. Reflect on your own future leadership practice.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Five 2-hour lectures, and
  • Four 2-hour seminars, across one term.

In the lectures and seminars, we are looking for active participation from you to create an inclusive, positive learning environment for everyone. Preparation for the lectures and classes is key.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   ASSIGNMENT ONE   11/03/2024  30% 
Coursework   ASSIGNMENT TWO  02/04/2024  70% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Paul Kelly, email: p.kelly@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Paul Kelly & Dr Jayne Jennett
ebsugcol@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
Yes

External examiner

Dr MARGARITA NYFOUDI
University of Birmingham
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 46 hours, 46 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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