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Module Title
The Global Leadership Challenge
Reference BS4334 Version 1
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to enable students to evaluate leadership theory and practice and to explain how effective leadership and management behaviour can influence organisational performance in a global context.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically evaluate contemporary leadership theories and emerging trends.
2 Analyse the significance of the function of leadership and its influence on global organisational performance.
3 Explain the sources of leadership power and the contribution of followers in creating and sustaining leaders in a global context.
4 Evaluate a range of variables which impact on leadership effectiveness, such as gender, culture and environment.

Indicative Module Content
Management and leadership philosophies and theories; leadership styles, skills, effects and principles; leadership in action; organisational leader case studies; strategies for management development; power and authority; team leading; creating and sustaining global leadership; cross-cultural leadership; leadership contexts

Module Delivery
This is a workshop based module, supported by directed study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Examination Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Examination requiring students to apply the main leadership theories to a business context.

Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by one component: C1 - Examination - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 *NORTHOUSE, P.G., 2015. Leadership: theory and practice. 7th ed. London: Sage. *Denotes core text
2 YUKL, G., 2013. Leadership in Organizations. 8th Edition, Pearson(Available as an ebook)
3 NAHAVANDI, A., 2015. The Art and Science of Leadership. 7th Edition, Pearson. (Available as an ebook)
4 ISZATT-WHITE, M., SAUNDERS, C. 2017. Leadership. 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781