BSc Management (International Business Economics) with Industrial/Professional Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Leadership and Success at Work

Course unit fact file
Unit code BMAN31921
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
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,IMABS and BSc Accounting.

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

The course will be delivered through:

10 x 2-hour lectures (weekly)

3 x additional 2-hour applied lectures 

5 x 2-hour seminars (fortnightly)

Seminars will incorporate group discussions and case studies to apply ideas covered in the lectures, and reading and exercises to facilitate the preparatory work for the applied lectures.

Applied lectures are aimed at providing students with an opportunity for more experiential learning. The focus of these lectures is on advanced application of theories and research covered during weekly lectures, and to develop practical skills in the core areas of the course.  Each Applied Lecture covers different sections of the course. Activities change each year but include such things as; reflecting on an emotional event and considering emotional regulation strategies, self-completion of surveys related to course material and reflection of results, obtaining feedback from others on personal skills, and applying course concepts to understand a case study.  Note, all activities in the Applied Lectures are done individually and will not require group working.

Lecture Topics
Self-control, emotional regulation, building personal reputation, influence and power strategies, relationship development, leader traits and skills, leader development


Assessment methods

The assessment for this course is a written piece of coursework (100%).The coursework is a practical report. Students have to submit a summary of the activities in all three applied lectures for their coursework.



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.

Informal Contact Methods
Office hours

Recommended reading

Specific readings given for each lecture.



Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
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) and BSc Accounting.

For Academic Year 2023/24

Updated: March 2023

Approved by: March UG Committee

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