Developing Skills for Business Leadership (775N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This core module is principally concerned with the development of a range of definable skills that are key to successful management practice and effective leadership. These include thinking and decision making skills, the management of financial information including working with costings for proposed initiatives and managing budgets, a range of team working and interpersonal skills, and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

The module also aims to develop more specialised skills that are particularly important to effective higher-level people management and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development. Critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice is particularly emphasised via the consideration of case studies rooted in real-world contexts.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: