Leadership and management models
This module prepares students for strategic leadership and transformational roles in organisations. Much ink has been spilt on the difference between leadership and management. Understanding management models (from the more classical to contemporary models focusing more on individuals or systems) is crucial to evaluating the effectiveness of leadership in these models.
The role of a manager requires organising, controlling, planning and motivating others to perform the work of the organisation. This module contributes to the programme as it examines a variety of scholarship (including: articles, cases, novels, illustrations, and discussion) to develop student appreciation of a variety of management models. In preparing students for strategic leadership, this module helps students identify and analyse a complementarity of leadership theories with the management models explored.
Theoretical approaches are supplemented by empirical evidence on management models and the links between these and organisational performance. The module also explores applications in real-world contexts based on case studies.