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Module Code: MAN406
Module Title: Business Leadership
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the development of leadership theory together with a critical appreciation of its applicability in a range of business contexts. Contemporary leadership issues including ethical leadership and how leadership relates to diversity are also examined. Seminars concentrate on relating leadership models and frameworks from the literature to practitioner perspectives and concerns.
Learning outcomes 
A. Systematically evaluate leadership fundamental theories and models

B. Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying a leadership vision, mission, style and values

C. Critically evaluate the different leadership styles and analyze how they can apply to different situations

D. Recognize the business drivers for diversity, together with the significance of cross cultural influences on leadership when leading diverse teams

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a series of key lectures/seminars within the management school. In addition, students will be required to work within study groups and analyse studies in leadership, examining both successful and unsuccessful leadership styles.
The syllabus will include:

Trait and Behavioural Theories of Leadership

Contingency Leadership and different leadership styles

Decision making and follower engagement

Ethical challenges in leadership

Diversity and leadership

Coaching and mentoring for different leadership styles

Power and influence

Strategic Leadership and leadership development
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   36        114  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Written Assignment 70.00
2 Group Presentation 30.00

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