MMM128: Entrepreneurial Leadership

MMM128: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Module code: MMM128

Module provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour; Henley Business School

Credits: 20

Level: Postgraduate Masters

When you'll be taught: Semester 1

Module convenor: Dr Sahar Omary, email:

Pre-requisite module(s):

Co-requisite module(s):

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite module(s):

Module(s) excluded:

Placement information: NA

Academic year: 2024/5

Available to visiting students: No

Talis reading list: No

Last updated: 28 May 2024


Module aims and purpose

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. 

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, it is expected that students will be able to: 

  1. Understanding components of entrepreneurial leadership and the traits and behaviours that underpin effective leadership in different contexts. 
  2. Recognise how leadership influences and is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation. And distinguish between managing and leading teams. 
  3. Understand the impact of diversity in the quality decision-making. 
  4. Demonstrate reflective thinking in relation to individual development 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

Module 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. 
  4. Diversity in leadership   
  5. Inclusive leadership.  
  6. Leading in different organisations..    
  7. Branding your leadership.  
  8. Innovation and creativity- the dividends for leadership. Growing from management to leadership to greater leadership.   
  9. Review portfolio and next steps. 



Teaching and learning methods

The module will consist of lectures (10*2) and tutorials (5*2). During this time the main topics on the syllabus are covered. Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions during these sessions and share relevant work experiences. Seminar will incorporate group presentations together with question-and-answer sessions and workshops to prepare for the assessments. Students are required to do a significant amount of reading of journal articles and chapters of books along with case studies. There will be a follow up session in the Spring term.

Study hours

At least 30 hours of scheduled teaching and learning activities will be delivered in person, with the remaining hours for scheduled and self-scheduled teaching and learning activities delivered either in person or online. You will receive further details about how these hours will be delivered before the start of the module.

 Scheduled teaching and learning activities  Semester 1  Semester 2  Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 10
Project Supervision
Practical classes and workshops
Supervised time in studio / workshop
Scheduled revision sessions
Feedback meetings with staff
External visits
Work-based learning

 Self-scheduled teaching and learning activities  Semester 1  Semester 2  Summer
Directed viewing of video materials/screencasts
Participation in discussion boards/other discussions
Feedback meetings with staff
Other (details)

 Placement and study abroad  Semester 1  Semester 2  Summer
Study abroad

Please note that the hours listed above are for guidance purposes only.

 Independent study hours  Semester 1  Semester 2  Summer
Independent study hours 180

Please note the independent study hours above are notional numbers of hours; each student will approach studying in different ways. We would advise you to reflect on your learning and the number of hours you are allocating to these tasks.

Semester 1 The hours in this column may include hours during the Christmas holiday period.

Semester 2 The hours in this column may include hours during the Easter holiday period.

Summer The hours in this column will take place during the summer holidays and may be at the start and/or end of the module.


Requirements for a pass

Students need to achieve an overall module mark of 50% to pass this module.

Summative assessment

Type of assessment Detail of assessment % contribution towards module mark Size of assessment Submission date Additional information
Written coursework assignment Case Study 40 2,000 words Week 9, Semester 1 Description of leadership and teamwork in a case study chosen by the student, answering specific questions
Portfolio or Journal Portfolio 60 2,000 words or a 10 - 12 minute video Assessment week 3, Semester 1 Reflective journal on student's development

Penalties for late submission of summative assessment

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

Assessments with numerical marks

  • 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 three working days;
  • the mark awarded due to the imposition of the penalty shall not fall below the threshold pass mark, namely 40% in the case of modules at Levels 4-6 (i.e. undergraduate modules for Parts 1-3) and 50% in the case of Level 7 modules offered as part of an Integrated Masters or taught postgraduate degree programme;
  • where the piece of work is awarded a mark below the threshold pass mark prior to any penalty being imposed, and is submitted up to three working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline), no penalty shall be imposed;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than three working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

Assessments marked Pass/Fail

  • where the piece of work is submitted within three working days of the deadline (or any formally agreed extension of the deadline): no penalty will be applied;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than three working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension of the deadline): a grade of Fail will be awarded.

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.

Formative assessment

Formative assessment is any task or activity which creates feedback (or feedforward) for you about your learning, but which does not contribute towards your overall module mark.


Type of reassessment Detail of reassessment % contribution towards module mark Size of reassessment Submission date Additional information
Written coursework assignment Coursework 100 2,000 words During the university resit period

Additional costs

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Computers and devices with a particular specification
Printing and binding
Required textbooks
Specialist clothing, footwear, or headgear
Specialist equipment or materials
Travel, accommodation, and subsistence


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