ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code ULMS864
Coordinator Dr TVM Koljonen
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12



Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 12
120 mins X 1 totaling 12
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
Private Study 120


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Individual essay. There is a resit opportunity. UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.    70       
Online action learning set. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.    30       


This module aims to develop students’ self-awareness in relation to their values, behaviours, motivations, and development of their skills in leadership and management. It enables reflection on current and future skill and knowledge needs, and supports personal and career development planning. The module aims to develop students as reflective management practitioners within their own context.    Specific skills development activities are supported through an action learning that encourages students to examine real management problems or issues using their own experiences and case study material.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Recognise and reflect upon own values, perspectives, motivations and behaviours and those of others in a global context, and the impact these can have within groups and organisations. Explain how values and ethics impact on professional practice.

(LO2) Explain and interpret the types of professional and ethical dilemmas managers may encounter and have to deal with. Use and apply theory appropriately to explain the nature of these situations and why they occur and propose how managers’ workplace behaviour may be consciously adapted to recognise and resolve them.

(LO3) Identify own needs for development of the management and leadership skills both relevant to students' own context and to the wider field of management in a globalised world.

(LO4) Demonstrate a high level of self-awareness by generating, analysing and reflecting on feedback from a range of sources in relation to personal/interpersonal/leadership and management skills.

(LO5) Recognise the need for managers' continuous learning and development, and to acquire skills and techniques to improve practice.

(S1) Reflective and reflexive approach to own learning. This will be developed through module readings and action learning.

(S2) Resilience and the ability to absorb and act on feedback. This will be developed through the discussion board, action learning and reflective exercise throughout the module.

(S3) An action orientation. This will be developed through action learning and the coursework.

(S4) Ethical awareness. This will be developed through lectures and application of scholarly work to case material.

(S5) Teamwork. This will be developed through VLE activity.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

2 hour lecture x 6 weeks
2 hour seminar x 6 weeks
1 hour group learning x 6 weeks
120 hours self-directed learning

Students will be expected to utilise self-directed learning hours to undertake individual lecture preparation and preparation in their groups for the action learning sets, searching academic literature, wider reading, reviewing lecture material, note-taking and assessment preparation.



Management and leadership:

Action learning;
Tensions and contradictions of management practice;
Narratives of leadership and the ‘hero’ leader;
Authentic and transformational leadership.

Professionalism and the manager as a professional:

The nature of professionalism;
Profession v. organisation.


Personal and organisational values in management.

Corporate and personal ethics:

CSR and its effects on the practice of managers;
Developing a set personal ethics to guide practice;
Ethical leadership;
Ethical decision making.

Reflective and reflexive practice:

Learning and practising in a critical mode;
Models of reflexive practice;
Critical reflection and reflexive critique.

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.