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: Kirsteen Grant
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

The module will cover the following content:
- Organisation Strategy and Strategic Leadership
- Determining the Strategic Direction: Mission Vision and Values
- Strategic Decision-making in Practice
- Transformational Leadership Approaches and Emotional Intelligence
- The Leader-Follower Relationship and the Psychodynamics of Leadership
- Team Leadership
- Strategic Decision-Making in Innovative Contexts
- Creating Systemic Innovation
- Authentic and Sustainable Leadership
- Resources and Capabilities

Learning Outcomes for module:

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
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Daniel Casoinic
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The Learning, teaching and assessment approach has been designed is built around student engagement with core aspects of strategy, leadership and innovation in a classroom setting. The teaching approach will combine both lecture format and case studies, experiential activities and audio-visual practical examples. The students will engage in group discussions/debate and presentations, encouraging the development of critical thinking, verbal presentation of arguments, team working, co-operation and consideration of the views of others. All four learning objectives require the learners develop a detailed knowledge of the theory of leadership and strategy and to understand how leadership and strategy operate in practice through organisational examples. They will then apply this theory via international case studies, debates, presentations and skills development focused workshops.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The assessment strategy on this module requires you to critically analyse key strategic, leadership and innovation theories and examine the relevance of such theories in contemporary organisations. Examination of the leader-follower and psychodynamic leadership approaches will provide an opportunity for you to reflect upon interpersonal relationships in the workplace. There will also be an opportunity to develop these skills during the tutorial tasks including role plays, debates and case studies to challenge and enhance the students current knowledge and skills.

Research / teaching linkages
The module reviews current and contemporary theories and leadership approaches through reference to leading research and thinking. As subject experts the teaching team strive to combine research and teaching throughout the module to ensure students are intellectually stimulated. Through independent study, students will be expected to access research databases and retrieve relevant information in order to prepare for both assessment components and undertake scholarly research to support this.

Supporting equality and diversity
The LTA strategy will be supported by Moodle which will provide direct access for students to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and Information services. The module team will provide all lecture materials and reading in advance of each class and will supplement this material on Moodle with links to videos, weblinks, copies of articles and reports. All important module issues will communicated in class or via Moodle announcement.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will take the form of an in class review and discussion of the assessment briefs and criteria, and the opportunity for students to gain feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of two pieces of assessment which are split into part A and part B both with an equal weighting of 50%. Part A is formed of a case study report (2000 words) which offers students the opportunity to examine strategic decision-making in an organisational context. Part B focuses on an academic essay which provides students with the opportunity to study an aspect of leadership and innovation in depth. Each piece of summative assessment is not only designed to test the knowledge and understanding of the student but to also allow students to demonstrate a range of practical and academic skills developed throughout the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning 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, 3, 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Essay 50 1, 3, 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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