Critical Perspectives on Management and Leadership

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Critical Perspectives on Management and Leadership



Course Description

This course provides students with an understanding of Critical Management Theory (CMS) as applied to management and leadership. It has been designed to help students to question the virtue of current management and leadership theory as self- evident or unproblematic. It is structured to support the student through his or her own processes of critical inquiry into management and leadership.

The specific aims are to help the student to:

  • develop their critical and curious thinking about existing theory;
  • critique current approaches to management and leadership;
  • recognise the dominance of Western models using critical theory;
  • develop the intellectual rigour and knowledge to deal with the complex and multifaceted issues that arise in work situations.