BMGT44330 Global Leadership MSc IM

Academic Year 2019/2020

The focus of this module is how to lead and collaborate with people and how to manage people related issues in an international context. The successes and limitations of different leadership concepts, roles, and tasks and their applicability to today's fast-changing and multinational contexts will be studied. The course will further examine the current challenges that global leaders are exposed to.

This module examines the people side of leadership and draws on insights from the fields of organisational behaviour, cross-cultural management, psychology, and sociology to study the mutual influencing processes of leaders and their subordinates. We will discuss leadership styles, behaviours, tasks, and competencies and explore how actual businesses tackle current leadership issues, what the benefits and downsides of various leadership concepts are, and how leaders can be trained and developed. Participants are encouraged to explore the interconnected nature of the various topics to be covered and to develop a holistic and critical understanding of the subject. A variety of different teaching and learning methods will be applied (e.g., presentations, case studies, reflective exercises) and participants are expected to be actively involved in classes.

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Learning Outcomes:

Consistent with the CEMS guidelines, the three core learning objectives of this module are guided by “reflective critical thinking”, “internationalization”, and “comprehensive leadership”.

Specifically, this module targets the following learning outcomes: 1. Developing your knowledge about leadership concepts and your ability to discuss and critically evaluate various leadership roles, styles, tasks, and behaviours. 2. Developing your critical thinking and analytical skills to be able to approach leadership and collaboration challenges and tasks and identify best practices of successfully leading in a global context. 3. Developing an understanding of the leadership challenges in today's organizations and strengthening your ability to provide recommendations for practice to improve effective leadership. 4. Developing your leadership competencies and skills by reflecting upon your skills and areas for improvement and practicing leadership tasks and responsibilities.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Team project, continuous reflections and essay, in-class contributions. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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