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M001CRB – Consultancy

The aim of this module is for students to critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that can be found in a variety of organisations and professional contexts. The module will involve students working together across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors solve internal issues and how different sectors can learn and adopt or adapt solutions from other fields. International, cultural and ethical issues will underpin the practical and theoretical developments in the module coupled with the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership. The module will engage the students in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from real-life issues.

M002CRB – Coaching and Mentoring

The aim of this module is to give students practical and theoretical understanding of how coaching and mentoring can be used in a range of settings in different organisations and sectors.  Students will have the opportunity of working together across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors approach coaching and mentoring and how it is possible to learn from each other to come up with novel approaches. As part of this module, students will devise a coaching and mentoring plan and consider how its impact may be evaluated. Alongside coaching and mentoring, students will study the principles and practice of strategic leadership. The topics of leadership and management, leadership styles and issues such as empowerment and trust will be considered.  In particular, students will consider how leadership can set or influence an environment in which coaching and mentoring can flourish. The module will engage students in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from organisations, small businesses, communities and the third sector.  

M003CRB - Creativity, Change and Innovation

The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to apply a range of creative and innovative problem solving techniques to situations where change is required. Students will critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that can be found in a variety of organisations and professional contexts. They will consider how tools can be used to analyse, implement and monitor change initiatives. Students will also learn about strategic leadership: the role of vision, mission and values will be studied as well as topics such as leadership style and ethics. In doing so, students will consider how leaders shape the environment for change. The module will involve students working together across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors work and how they can adopt or adapt solutions from other fields. International, cultural and ethical issues will underpin the practical and theoretical developments in the module. The module will engage students in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from a range of organizations, small businesses, communities and the third sector.  

M004CRB - Entrepreneurship

The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to critically assess entrepreneurship and to consider the range of skills required to become a successful entrepreneur or intrapreneur (someone who is entrepreneurial within a firm).  In doing so, students will have the opportunity to work with students from other disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of entrepreneurship in different sectors and how they can learn and adopt or adapt solutions from other fields. Entrepreneurship will be studied alongside the theories of strategic leadership so that students gain an understanding of the different styles of leadership as well as the responsibilities that leadership brings. Students will learn about strategic leadership, leadership styles, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The module will engage students in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from a range of organisations, small businesses, communities and the third sector. International, cultural and ethical issues will underpin the practical and theoretical developments in the module.