A leadership course for real-life challenges

Available from 30 September 

The course critically examines the concept of leadership in organisations, explores major theoretical developments in how leadership is understood and provides opportunities for managers to reflect on real-life leadership issues. 

The course is divided into eight modules. Having explored what we mean by ‘leadership’ in the first module, the course then considers key developments in leadership theories and how they apply to modern organisations.

Leadership is enacted differently depending on the context, and the course hones in on some example settings for practice, including creative industries and projects, to explore alternative approaches to leading.

The role of leadership in setting and shaping organisational strategy is also explored, and contemporary issues of gender, culture and ethics are discussed. 

Topics include:

Introduction to leadership 
Traditional and contingency leadership approaches 
Modern theories of leadership 
Post-heroic leadership 
Leadership in contexts 
Leadership, gender and culture 
Leadership and ethics 
Developing leadership 


The course ends by considering how leaders and leadership can be developed and provides insights into current trends and future directions. 

The course combines knowledge and understanding at a sophisticated level with real practical application of leadership

Professor Laura Galloway, Professor of Business and Enterprise

A new curriculum for 2019 and beyond

Our online MBA is curated by us, and managed by you. Totally refreshed for 2019, our new courses are up-to-the-minute, relevant and delivered at a pace and price that makes it all possible.

This is a totally new course and will be available to study from 30 September when we launch our new curriculum and student portal.

If you'd like to start sooner, you can! You'll study our current equivalent and transferrable course Leadership although you must complete by 2023.

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Learn on your own terms, on a learning platform that is accessible and full of modern functionality to enhance your experience and suit your circumstances.

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This PDF is an extended outline of the course syllabus for Leadership, Theory and Practice, it gives you an overview of the course content.

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