BM6108: Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership

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BM6108: Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership

Module Title Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership
Module Code BM6108
Module Tutor Maria Galindo Abarca
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides an opportunity for further specialisation in corporate responsibility, taking into consideration the global responsibility agenda promoted by organisations such as the UN Global Compact and EFMD. The module invites students to critically assess the role and obligations of companies and business leaders in a global stakeholder society and the moral and ethical implications of operating in global environments. The role of business in relation to the ‘global common good’ and the scope for business leaders to ‘act as agents for world change’ are amongst some of the themes that will be explored.

Indicative Syllabus

The module uses a combination of lectures, seminar discussions and guest speakers to critically analyse the concepts of corporate global responsibility (CGR) and globally responsible leadership (leadership for CGR) and their application in contemporary business settings. Themes to be explored include, inter alia: the 'business case' for CGR; revisiting the purpose of the firm, business and the global common good; the dimensions of ethical and responsible leadership, including the individual capabilities, competences and virtues required to lead responsibly in a global context; leadership practices (individual and organisational) for successful CGR implementation; stakeholder engagement and dialogue in the context of CGR; and entrepreneurship for CGR. Public policy implications and the application of CGR in different contextual settings will also be examined, including public, private and third sectors.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the value and importance of Corporate Global Responsibility in contemporary business settings and assess its implications for  organisational culture and leadership  (PLO03)
  2. Analyse the ethical and moral dimensions of leadership and management in global business settings (PLO02)
  3. Situate their own learning (and life experiences) within any work experience to achieve a better understanding of themselves as people and future leaders/managers.
  4. Think logically, critically and reflectively: Students are required to critically examine, assess and evaluate the concept of CGR and its implications for leadership. (PLO4)
  5. Work Independently and effectively with others in a professional manner: through completion of the assessment which involves a substantial, self-managed project. (PLO5)
  6. Communicate effectively in writing and through presentations: seminars and assignments will involve the preparation of written and verbal tasks. (PLO6)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 1500 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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