Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership, Strategy and Innovation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11119
Module leader: Britta Heidl
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management

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

Description of module content:

Leadership, Strategy and Innovation covers a range of topics that address and explore contemporary approaches to leadership, innovation, and strategic decision-making processes, in business organisations. You will have the opportunity to learn and explore the role of leaders in encouraging and inspiring creativity in organisations. As corporations seek to increase and stimulate creativity and innovation across all their hierarchical levels, this module focuses on factors and processes that enable leadership and strategic thinking to generate transformational change. You will learn how organisations can efficiently and effectively harness the resources and the variety of creative talents available within their structures and systems to attain their goals. This module will also give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the role and importance of strategy, decision making and leadership processes in supporting creativity and innovation. This module includes relevant theoretical models to examine more closely the role that leaders play in setting the strategic directions of their organisations. You will explore leadership processes and critically analyse how leadership fosters creativity and innovation. Both the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ aspects of leadership are explored in this module, which also gives you the opportunity to critically consider how leaders interact with their followers and promote a culture of innovation in organisations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Examine and critique the underlying principles of key leadership theories.

LO2: Critically review how effective leaders foster an innovation culture in organisations.

LO3: Explore the dynamics underpinning the leader-follower relationship in organisations.

LO4: Review and critically examine the strategic role of leaders within organisations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Britta Heidl
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 2~4 Week 8 , WORDS= 2000
Essay 50 1~3 Week 13 , WORDS= 2000 words
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM11119 - Leadership, Strategy and Innovation