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Module Title LI Fundamentals of Leadership
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 23259
Module Lead John Gibney
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-84 hours
Seminar-6 hours
Lecture-10 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module is about Leadership. We explore what leadership is - and - the difference leadership makes and why. The module introduces and explains leadership theory – and presents and debates leadership in a variety of ‘real life’ settings.

The module combines conventional and emerging thinking across business leadership studies, organisational studies, policy studies, urban and regional studies and sociology. Drawing also on contributions from guest speakers and case studies, we will explore different leadership approaches that we see applied in practice at local, national and international level and across business, science & technology and innovation, economic development, and governmental arenas.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students will:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key features and dynamics of leadership;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the contribution academic theory makes to explaining the nature of leadership;
  • Apply relevant theories and concepts from the academic literature when analysing leadership approaches;
  • Evaluate how leadership plays differently through different ‘real life’ settings;
  • Appreciate how a number of contemporary economic and societal challenges are influencing leadership;
  • Identify and explain the key contemporary debates and challenges for leadership at the beginning of the 21st century.
Assessment 23259-04 : Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: Individual essay 2,500 words (100%)

Reassessment: 2,500 word assignment
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30453
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