Course Brief

The Leadership Theory and Practice course aims to develop in students a critical appreciation of leadership theory and the role of leadership in practice in a range of organisational, social and cultural contexts.

  • 45-60 Contact Hours

On completion of this course students will be able to:

• Demonstrate an integrated awareness of leadership theory and its link to business practice
• Propose appropriate leadership styles and approaches through evaluation of dynamic leadership situations and contexts
• Develop a critical understanding of how different cultural and structural contexts can impact the agents of leadership
• Understand the role of effective leadership in organisational strategy
• Apply diverse skills and approaches associated with leadership in a variety of organisational, social and cultural situations and contexts
• Critically evaluate complex ideas, concepts and issues relating to leadership
• Develop practical, ethically-informed leadership skills that can be applied in a range of situations

The course is assessed by final examination, accounting for 100% of the overall mark. The exam is closed book.
The paper is in two sections:

I. One mandatory question on reflections of a leader, selected by the student, linking theory to their practice 33.3%
II. Two questions from a selection on any of the topics covered in the course 66.6%