Master in Leading Innovation and Change
- The programme at a glance
- Welcome Message
- Admission Requirements
- Programme Outline
- Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes
Power Learning For Managers
The prelude to your MA programme is our PLM module. As a road-map to your journey, this module provides you with the essential skills for success in the
MA with a wide array of power learning tools for todayís business managers. The course differs slightly from the others within the programme in that in preparation for the first credit-bearing module, you have more flexibility on your assignment and schedule. This module starts every month and lasts four to six weeks. Among the unique set of outcomes provided during this module we can count writing for business, managing your time and career effectively, becoming a successful manager, solving business problems and achieving superior performance in a virtual team.
In addition to these managerial concepts we will also gently introduce you to the assessment system and the case-study method. You will have access to sample assignments with clear doís and doníts to ensure your personal success in the MA
Leading Innovation and Change
This module explores leadership theory and practice in relation to theories and processes of innovation and change. It includes the opportunity to explore leadership techniques relevant to change management, entrepreneurship and innovation. You will be encouraged to use your own experience in leadership roles to inform discussion, enquiry, critical thinking and reflection.
Essence of Leadership
The aim of this module is critically to appraise theories of personal and organisational leadership and models of organisational behaviour, in order to understand how to influence them as a leader. The module includes the opportunity to use diagnostic processes for assessing personal leadership abilities and organisational effectiveness. In addition to sharing personal experiences, you will evaluate the strategic behaviours of others.
Indicative content: perspectives of leaders and leadership in organisations, eg traits and styles; diagnosing and leading organisational effectiveness; theories of group and team behaviour and team development; collaborative working; participative and shared leadership.
Strategic Thinking and Strategic Leadership
The aim of this module is to build awareness and understanding of strategic thinking and strategic leadership and its contribution to business performance by reviewing relevant theories, models and concepts. You will develop an appreciation of the complexity of relationships and tensions associated with designing and leading strategy. Indicative content: strategic thinking and strategic leadership: theory, process and practice; skills of strategic leadership; the role of the executive in strategy formulation; forging links between leadership, strategy, change and innovation; approaches to embedding strategy within the organisation.
Culture and Innovation in Organisations
This module reviews the cultural context of organisations and its impact on leadership. The politics of organisations and of people working within organisations are explored in relation to beliefs, values and norms within groups, social systems, personal preferences, styles and behaviour. Why are some teams more responsive and how do we overcome resistance?
Indicative content: organisational culture: shared beliefs, values, norms behaviours, group processes, organisational politics, shadow side influences
in organisations, leadership.