BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Leadership and Success at Work

Unit code BMAN31921
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No


  • Leadership theories;
  • Self-control;
  • Emotional regulation;
  • Social influence;
  • Persuasion, power and politics;
  • Building personal reputation;
  • Developing effective work relationships;
  • Leader meta-competencies;
  • Leader development;
  • Revision.



Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Introduction to Work Psychology BMAN10872 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
BMAN 10872 is a Pre-Requisite for BMAN31921. Only available for students on: Mgt, IM and IMABS.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.


The overall aim of the course unit is to enable students to acquire up-to-date advanced knowledge of psychology issues pertinent to success in leadership in the modern workplace.

There are scores, if not hundreds, of theories about what makes good leadership. Most of these theories tell us what to do, but not how to do this. The specific aim of this course unit is to teach students the psychological skills necessary for success in leadership.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and application of skills involved in influencing the emotions, attitudes, and behaviours of themselves and other people.

Understanding and practice of the skills involved in personal and relationship development.

The ability to apply skills and theories about leadership to the analysis of case studies.

Insight into their own leadership style, self-control, political skill, ethics, and personality.


Teaching and learning methods

Lectures: two-hour lecture x 10

Practical lectures: two-hour applied lecture session x 3

Seminars: two-hour seminar x 5

Private study: 164 hours

Total study hours: 200 hours split between lectures, practical lectures, seminars, self-study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.

Informal Contact Methods
Office hours


Assessment methods

Coursework (50%): Individual written report discussing  two out of three applied lectures (3,500 words; 1,750 words for each applied lecture) submitted in December.

Examination (50%): Two-hour examination requiring students to answer 2 out of 6 unseen questions in semester 1 exam period.


Feedback methods

• Informal advice and discussion during lectures and seminars.

• Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.

• Individualised formative and summative feedback on assessed coursework, and the opportunity to meet to discuss this feedback.

• Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination and coursework performance.

• The opportunity to gain formative feedback on responses to example exam questions is provided in a revision seminar at the end of the semester.


Recommended reading

Specific readings given for each lecture.



Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 26
Seminars 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 164

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Robin Martin Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Programme Restrictions:BSc International Management; BSc International Management with American Business Studies; BSc Management and Management (Specialisms).


For Academic Year 2019/20

Updated: March 2019

Approved by: March UG Committee

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