This modulewill introduce course members to the theory of the contribution of managers and leadersin organisations and to prepare them for an organisational leadership role.key features of the module are an emphasis on effectiveness in role together with doing this in a socially responsible manner.The issue of ethical and responsible management is an important element of the course and this module embeds this focus at an early stage.

Located in the context of globalisation and rapid external change this module critically explores and examines the ways in which managers seek to position organisations in ways in which that can optimise value-creation and value-creating activities and to do so in a socially responsible manner.The module exploresthe functions of the business, how these contribute to value creation and how management seeks to integrate the functions of the business such as procurement, distribution, marketing, operations and finance.