Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership in Organisations (Online)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM09405
Module leader: Malcolm McGregor
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Students will examine contemporary leadership and will develop an understanding of the role of a leader in: developing organisational success through consideration of managerial roles and decisions; the leadership of change; power and influence, ethical leadership; cross-cultural leadership; and leadership development. This will be examined in the context of significant organisational change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the different ways of defining and conceptualising leadership at the strategic, operational and tactical levels of analysis.
LO2: Review the different leadership theories (models, philosophies and styles) and understand the impact of leadership on followers, organisations and performance.
LO3: Review how leadership is interpreted and understood in practice.
LO4: Evaluate the interpretation of leadership in a practitioner environment.
LO5: Outline and examine critically the impact of internal and external influences on leadership practice in Industry 4.0.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Malcolm McGregor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic
theory relating to the topic. This will be supplemented by four pre-recorded Guest Seminars, facilitated at Edinburgh Napier by the Module Leader. In these seminars, speakers from the public, private and third sectors in the UK will be asked to discuss the leadership in their organizations (past, present and future), in participation with a student audience. Recordings will be made available on Moodle as part of the teaching resources included with the module.
You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums. To support your learning, you will have access to: • A weekly ‘virtual office
hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact. • Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted: o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and
summary of key points o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units. o Case Studies and outline solutions o Self-Assessment Questions o Reflective Exercises o End of Unit Progress tests o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc. You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Formative Assessment:
Students will be required to produce an outline plan in week 8 for the assessment which will be due in week 14/15

Summative Assessment:
Students will be required to complete a case study report, which is worth 90% of the overall module grade. The module also contains 10 end-of-unit tests, which collectively account for 10% of the grade for the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online CL_TST 5
Online Guided independent study 195
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 90 LOs 1-5 14/15
Class Test 10 LOs 1-5 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader