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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Leadership and Change
Module Code HR5115A
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Janine Bosak
Semester 2: Patrick Flood
Autumn: Janine Bosak
Module TeachersPatrick Flood
Janine Bosak
David Mann
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Case study assignment

To lead is to change. The purpose of this module is to explore the multi-layered, multi-faceted concept of leadership in a manner that exposes the crucial role of a leader in bringing about change. This module will examine some of the vast literature that underpins leadership theory, giving special attention to how each theoretical approach could be applied in real-world organisations. It will explore the impact of modern business environments and the nature of organisations on the leadership function. It will examine the core tasks of leaders in initiating, implementing and anchoring change. It will consider the impact of a leader on sustaining a change-ready organisation. In essence, the module is designed to explore how leadership theory can inform and direct the way leadership is practised.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the nature of leadership at the level of the individual and the organisation.
2. Critique different perspectives of leadership, as well as identifying the contributions to knowledge of each
3. Appreciate the effect of the changing world of work on leadership behaviour
4. Evaluate the probable impact of theories of leadership on implementing change.
5. Explore a case of individual leadership and examine how prevailing leadership theory helps illuminate the case

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36No Description
Independent Study55Class readings- class preparation
Assignment Completion159No Description
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentCritical Incident assignment which draws from the entire module content of leadership and change (HR5115A).100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MHRMSc in Leadership and People Strategies
    MPOMSc in Work & Organisational Psychology
    MSOBMSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour

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