Leadership (DLMBLSE)

Module Title: Leadership

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Semester / Term:



1 Semester

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Workload: 150 h

Credit Points: 5

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Contributing Courses to Module:


Self-study: 90 h
Self-examination: 30h
Tutorials: 30 h

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References to Other Programs:

• Master General Management (GM-120)
• Master International Management (MIM-120)
• MBA International Business (IB-60)

References to Other Modules in the Program:

• Managing in a Global Economy
• Strategic Management

Qualification and Educational Objectives of the Module:

Effective leadership is critical to the success of any business venture. Research specific to this field of management has revealed many insights that the modern leader can absorb in order to effectively manage responsibilities specific to the organization and its employees. In this module, students will learn about the tasks and responsibilities of modern human resource management, together with research-based insights into the effectiveness of different leadership styles and techniques. They will also become familiar with the foundations of successful strategy implementation when introducing change and managing conflict by focusing on the “human factor” in the organization.
By exploring relevant empirical data and theoretical insights, students will finish this course with a robust theoretical grounding in leadership science and, importantly, practical skills for enhancing their effectiveness as leaders. They will be able to recognize underlying beliefs and attitudes towards leadership and compare the influence of various theories on the identification and development of leaders. They will learn to outline the influence of social roles on leaders and employees, and assess the influence of roles on the interactions between leaders and those they are leading.
As a potential leader, students will learn how to support employees, drawing on empirical evidence to most effectively meet their expectations. They will learn how to balance the various roles and conflicting interests inherent to leadership role, and discriminate between effective and non-effective methods for managing staff and organizational activities, and apply those techniques and tools in practice to maximizing the satisfaction and effectiveness of staff. Upon completion of the course, student will have developed skills in the various areas of responsibility delegated to a leader such as communication, planning, delegation, controlling, and change management. They will be able to assess their own leadership style using a variety of measure and evaluate their management activities relative to transactional and transformational leadership styles.

Course Content of the Module:

• Foundations of professional leadership
• Leadership and motivation in the corporation
• Leadership and corporate culture
• Leadership and change management

Teaching Methods:

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Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:


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Exam, 90 min (100%)