Leadership and Management

Module code: 5HURM006W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 5
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module is structured into two parts. During the first part you will focus on reviewing theories and approaches related to the nature of leadership and management, and the factors that influence the effectiveness of leadership and management processes. In the second part of the course you will develop the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders. This will include how to co-ordinate people’s activities and guide their efforts towards the goals and objectives of the organisation.

The key subjects you will explore during the module include the nature of leadership, meaning and styles of leadership, approaches to leadership (such as transformational, inspirational or visionary leadership), leadership and innovation, leadership effectiveness and development, women in leadership, the meaning and process of management, managerial style and behaviour, and managerial effectiveness. By the time you complete the module, you will understand the meaning and importance of leadership and management in work organisations, and be able to contrast main approaches to, and studies of, leadership and management, as well as the functions of management and leadership.

The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, while assessment is based around a group presentation, and 3,000-word individual essay.