This course is about Leadership. We explore what leadership is - and - the difference leadership makes and why. The course introduces and explains leadership theory – and presents and debates some of the key features and dynamics of leadership in a wide variety of ‘real life’ settings.
The course combines ‘mainstream’ and emerging thinking across business leadership studies, organisational studies, policy studies, urban and regional studies and sociology – along with vocational learning from the University of Birmingham’s own ‘applied’ leadership development programmes. Drawing also on case studies, we will explore and discuss the different leadership approaches that we see applied in practice at local, national and international level and across business, science & technology and innovation, economic development and urban regeneration, and governmental arenas.