MMM128-Entrepreneurial Leadership

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Type of module:

Summary module description:


This module introduces students to the characteristics and skills that underpin Entrepreneurial leadership.

Using scholarly literature and case studies this module discusses how this form of leadership is applied in difference contexts, from family businesses to corporates and start up-firms.

The module has a strong practical application and uses real life case studies.

Assessable learning outcomes:

Understanding components of entrepreneurial leadership and the traits and behaviours that underpin effective leadership in different contexts.

Recognise how leadership influences and is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation.

Distinction between managing and leading teams.

Understand the impact of diversity in the quality of decision-making.

Demonstrate reflective thinking in relation to indiv idual development while working in teams.

Additional outcomes:

Students will learn to work independently under pressure of time, and to organise diverse empirical material.

Students will demonstrate their development in building their leadership skills, ability to provide constructive feedback.

Cultivate their strengths as reflective individuals.

Outline content:

1) Entrepreneurial leadership: what is it? Differentiating leadership from management.

2) Leading in different organisations; corporates, SMEs, family firms, voluntary organisations.

3) Leadership traits & emotional intelligence.

5) Innovation and creativity -  the dividends for leadership.

6) Inclusive leadership.

7) Branding your leadership.

8) Why do we need to think about diversity in leadership?

9) Growing from management to leadership to greater leadership.

10) Review portfolio and next steps.

Global context:

Case studies and research drawn from global case studies as well as drawing on the international composition of students and their own experiences.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 8 6
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 26 10
    Peer assisted learning 10
    Advance preparation for classes 10 4
    Preparation for seminars 16 12
    Essay preparation 40 18
    Reflection 20 10
Total hours by term 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 40
Portfolio 60

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

  1. Case study: Description of leadership and teamwork in a case study chosen by the student, answering specific questions. Week 15; 8th December 2021.

  2. Portfolio: reflective journal on student’s development during Autumn and Spring term. Week 9 Spring term. Week 28; 9th March 2022.

Formative assessment methods:

Preparation for seminars, presentations provide opportunities for feedback during sessions – this is not marked.

Penalties for late submission:

The below information applies to students on taught programmes except those on Postgraduate Flexible programmes. Penalties for late submission, and the associated procedures, which apply to Postgraduate Flexible programmes are specified in the policy “Penalties for late submission for Postgraduate Flexible programmes”, which can be found here:
The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A weighted average mark of coursework of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:

In August/ September by course work resubmission only.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 8 April 2021


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