Leadership and Project Management

The ultimate aims of this course are to:

  • develop an understanding of leadership theory and apply it to students’ own careers;
  • provide students with an understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses as managers and leaders, and an appreciation of interpersonal differences;
  • equip students with the ability to lead organizations, or parts of organizations, and to effect change within those organizations;
  • enable students to develop their leadership style in a manner informed by relevant and recent theory;
  • and to develop critical understanding of differences in national cultures and institutions and their implications for leaders.


The course encompasses four major themes:

  • Leadership and Management (theories and styles of leadership;
  • cross-border differences, leadership competencies, and leadership ethics);
  • Leading People (communication and negotiation, motivation and performance management, building and managing teams, employee engagement & voice) Change Management;
  • and Self Appraisal and Personal Development Planning.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate practical understanding of effective leadership and management,
  2. understand and apply change management models and demonstrate awareness of their strengths and weaknesses,
  3. and be able to explain and critique key approaches in the management of individuals and teams.