This module can only be taken as a Short Course for Credit
Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

To undertake this course you must have successfully completed the Induction module as a pre-requisite.

This module will evaluate management and leadership theories, identifying strategies to enhance organisational performance.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,050

Course structure

Quizzes, lectures and podcasts delivered by the VLE with forums, synchronous “drop in” sessions with academic staff and asynchronous debates and forum feedback.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • assess current management concepts, systems and challenges to the management of (technology, engineering and defence);
  • analyse the strengths and weaknesses of selected management theories and practice when developing defence and security solutions;
  • debate the comparative advantages and disadvantages of various forms of leadership;
  • critically evaluate the linkage between change management and leadership;
  • describe the role of language, narrative, communication and rhetoric in management and leadership.

Core content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • leadership theories and concepts,
  • management theories and concepts,
  • comparison of management and leadership,
  • the relationship between change management and leadership,
  • the relationship between decision making and management and leadership approach,
  • language, narrative, communication and rhetoric.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Defence and Security (Engineering) or (Leadership and Management) or (Technology) MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.



Iftikhar Zaidi

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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