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Leadership and Strategy - MAN00029I

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Simon Mollan
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2020-21

Module summary

To provide students with an understanding of the wider business context in which Actuaries will work,

integrating where appropriate the analysis of case studies to enhance the learning. The competencies gained should enable students to apply tools and techniques to assist strategic thinking and prepare for a wider role in management.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

To provide students with an understanding of the wider business context in which Actuaries and other related professionals will work, integrating where appropriate the analysis of case studies to enhance the learning. The competencies gained should enable students to apply tools and techniques to assist strategic thinking for a role managing organisations.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, a student will be able to operate in the professional arena by maintaining awareness of key ethical and legal issues, continuing to deepen and expand their knowledge and recognising how actuarial practice impacts on stakeholders and society and specifically:

  • Critically evaluate and apply the strategic tools, frameworks and theories needed to assess the strategic position of a business.

  • Explain how cultural, political and economic factors impact the success of strategies.

  • Understand the role of values and behaviours in the long-term performance of a business.

  • Understand the importance of leadership in an organisation.

  • Critically evaluate and apply leadership theories and leadership behaviour

  • Understand the nature and dynamics of working in teams.

Module content

Topics could include:

  • Analysis of the business environment
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Strategic leadership and leadership styles
  • Working in teams

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Leadership and Strategy
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Leadership and Strategy
N/A 50

Module feedback

Students will submit Assignment 1 at the end of Term 1. Feedback will be provided at the beginning of Term 2. 

Students will submit Assignment 2 at the end of Term 2. Feedback will be provided at the beginning of Term 3.

Feedback will be in accordance with University and UYMS policy.

Indicative reading

Gaddis, John Lewi (2018) On Grand Strategy. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

Carter, Chris, Stewart R. Clegg, and Martin Kornberger (2008) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Strategy. London: Sage.

Grint, Keith. (2010) Leadership: A Very Short Introduction. OUP Oxford.


Jackson, Brad, and Ken Parry. 2018) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about
Studying Leadership. SAGE.

 



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.