Module Title:Strategy, Governance and Leadership
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be exposed to theory and practice of strategic management, governance and leadership through exposure to and study of academic materials (texts, journals etc.) and industry practice materials (case studies, live case examples, industry reports etc.). Classes will a mix of lectures and tutorials where learners will be expected to actively engage with module materials (online & offline), problem solving exercises and participate in class discussion and debate. Learners will be encouraged to self-reflect.
Module Aim: This module aims to develop the student's knowledge of the principles and practice of strategic management, governance and leadership. The learner should be able to critically evaluate strategic management, governance and leadership theories, tools and techniques and apply them to different organisational settings
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the models, concepts and frameworks of strategic management to the corporate/community/voluntary sector
LO2 Undertake a critical analysis of an organisation's strategic position
LO3 Examine the theory of leadership, the various approaches to leadership and evolution of leadership.
LO4 Explore the principles and theories of governance and how it would apply in both the for profit and not for profit sectors.
LO5 Critically evaluate key aspects of strategic management, governance & leadership
LO6 Examine the strategic, goverance and leadership challenges faced by organisations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic Management
Introduction to strategic management, The steps in the strategic planning process: 1 Environmental scanning (external/ internal), 2 Strategic formulation, 3 Implementation and 4 Control. Strategic management and the not for profit sector
Definitions of leadership; Universal characteristics of leaders, Differences between leadership and management, Historical development of leadership, Modern theories, styles, ethics and leadership, gender and leadership, toxic leadership,
Leadership Styles and Skills for Management
Concepts, theories & models of leadership related to both the for profit and not for profit (community and voluntary (Sports) sectors), Personal reflection on own leadership styles, Explore individual experience of leadership,
Strategic Management & Leadership
Leadership & strategy, key roles of leaders in creating visions & strategies, implementation of leadership and management strategies,
Theoretical perspectives on governance. Governance in different types of organizations. Mechanisms of corporate governance - national, international and self-regulation, including regulatory bodies enforcement. Types, roles, responsibilities and accountability of boards executive and non-executive directors. Risk management.
Trends and challenges in Strategic Managment & Leadership
Global challenges for mangers and leaders,Strategic & leadership trends and contemporary issues
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Team project on a company/ organisation to review strategy and the strategic positioning of an organisation. 1,2,5,6 40.00 n/a
Other Learners will be required to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes through continuous assessment work. This work may take the form of an essay, case study, exam, reflection, presentation. 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 18.00

Module Delivered In

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