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Module Title
Leadership And Strategic Management
Reference BSM607 Version 3
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aims of this module are to enable students to: (1) assess and analyse the roles that leaders and managers play in formulating, implementing and evaluating strategy in a range of organizational contexts; and (2) to apply the principles and techniques of strategic management in a range of contexts.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Examine the role and function of leaders and managers in formulating, implementing and evaluating strategy in a range of organizational contexts.
2 Identify and evaluate the key features of the strategic management process.
3 Demonstrate an understanding of strategic management techniques in the context of the management of organizations.
4 Evaluate the impact of strategic decision-making on the mangement of organisations.

Indicative Module Content
Models of strategic management; performance and situational analysis; strategic decisions evaluation; strategic intention adn emergence; strategic leadership; co-ordination and co-operation; strategy and organizational purpose; transformational strategic management.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture based course supplemented with interactive group work, tutorials/workshops and directed study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 114 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
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: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: The coursework will consist of a single written piece of coursework.

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 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 in addition to SCQF 11 entry qualifications or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CLEGG, S., CARTER, C., KORNBERGER, M., & SCHEITZER, J., 2011. Strategy: theory and practice. New York: SAGE
2 DE WIT, B. and MEYER, R., 2014. Strategy: an international perspective. 5th ed. Andover: Cengage.
3 YUKL, G. 2013. Leadership in organizations. 8th ed. Essex: Pearson.
4 JOHNSON, G. et al., 2014. Exploring strategy. 10th ed. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
5 A number of additional readings will be provided throughout the module based on both academic and industry literature.

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