Skills for Business Leadership - ELE00104M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Bidyut Baruah
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

This module explores the concept of leadership and the various skills associated with a leadership-oriented role within an organizational setting. It will look at decision-making and problem-solving techniques as a leader and how to manage projects and facilitate employee skills.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce students to the typical skills needed for leadership in business

Graduate skills aims:

  • Develop general and advanced skills in communication, meetings, networking, consultation, negotiation, interviewing, counselling, performance management, mentoring, managing teams, managing change and taking control.
  • Get some understanding on how to manage crisis as a leader and some of the ethical challenges with leadership roles.
  • Understand the management process of production and new product development in business.
  • Gain some experience of recruitment process particularly in planning and delivering activities in an assessment centre.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand the level of skills and leadership styles needed by a leader in business
  • Be able to analyse and then apply appropriate decision making and problem solving techniques to given situations
  • Be able to evaluate responses, plan and apply appropriate techniques to lead and manage changes
  • Understand how to create appropriate conditions for continuing business success that includes mentoring, performance management and skills development among employees
  • Understand how to lead teams and create the right environment for facilitating business growth and productivity

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Have acquired skills in communication, meetings, networking, consultation, negotiation, interviewing, counselling, performance management, mentoring, managing teams, managing change and taking control.
  • Be able to use effective decision making and problem solving techniques in different scenarios
  • Have some understanding of the management process of production and new product development in business.
  • Have experience of planning an assessment centre for recruitment.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

The opportunity to provide an industry informed assessment centre type experience is invaluable for 4th year students. The assessments would be individual and mimic a competitive job assessment environment with a clearly defined set of tasks to be completed within set timescales. Invigilation would be carried out by the Engineering Management Stream and held under strict University guidelines.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme. We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments. A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback. This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/ The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period. The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline. The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum. Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate. Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date.

Indicative reading

Notes and readings will be provided in class.



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