This module aims to create a critical understanding of the field of Management Learning, drawing on theories of learning that underpin and inform Management Learning practices and leadership development. Starting with a reflective and reflexive critique of how managers learn, we will critically explore theories of learning to understand their use, potential and limitations in the context of planned and unplanned learning experience and opportunities. Drawing on adult learning theory, individual and social theories of learning, we will explore and critique their use and application in a range of management learning practices, including, formal education and training, action learning, coaching and mentoring and reflective practice. This module is theory led with practice sessions incorporated into the learning experience.
This module aims to critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on leadership, in particular the increasing interest and demand for authentic leadership. The module will explore the contextual complexity of and challenges to leadership effectiveness in the 21st century. The module will provide students with the opportunity to explore how their values underpin their leadership authenticity and effectiveness.
This module is designed to engage students in identifying, exploring and analysing the nature of changing role of managerial leaders in leading and managing people from a historical and global perspective. Students have the opportunity to comprehend and gain awareness of key managerial leadership issues, including role complexities, disaster and crises management, learning and development, intrapreneurship, [ir]responsible behaviours and practices, and cross-cultural matters.
This module investigates and evaluates the forces behind the rising incidence and growing impact of the unethical forms of leadership. The module introduces the student to the non-heroic, self-interested forms of leadership and explores how to combat its effects. The module also explores the different types of Psychopaths, Corporate Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Narcissists and Machiavellians.
The module applies key concepts from Critical Management Studies (CMS) perspectives - such as identity, discourse and performance – to the study of leadership. It does so to provide students with resources with which to critically reflect on their prior experiences of leadership and explore the implications of these perspectives developing a subtle understanding of the operation of power within organisational contexts.
The module will enable students to demonstrate a critical awareness of people management and development strategies, business orientation, and how research can add value through critically reviewing current people management and development theory and practice. In order to achieve this, it is this module's purpose to develop student’s ability to identify and undertake a live empirical piece of research into complex business issue from a people management and development perspective that will inform both current theory and practice.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.