BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Leadership and Success at Work
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Leadership theories;
- Emotional regulation;
- Social influence;
- Persuasion, power and politics;
- Building personal reputation;
- Developing effective work relationships;
- Leader meta-competencies;
- Leader development;
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Introduction to Work Psychology||BMAN10872||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
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.
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
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.
• 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.
Specific readings given for each lecture.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Robin Martin||Unit coordinator|
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