Module ASB-2521:
Leadership and HRM

Module Facts

Run by Bangor Business School

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Clair Doloriert

Overall aims and purpose

The purpose of this module is to examine leadership and the innovations and issues in the field of contemporary human resource management (HRM). This second year module provides a specialist focus on how people are led, managed and developed in the global workplace. The key aims are to study the key theories, concepts and models that underpin positive leadership impact and to develop an understanding of the complex issues facing human resource (HR) specialists and line managers in meeting their responsibilities for selecting, deploying, training, appraising, rewarding, relating to, retaining and sometimes releasing human resources.

Course content

Topics may include but will not be limited to: Development of the HR function; Strategic HRM; Human resourcing: human resource planning, recruitment and selection; Human Resource Development: facilitating learning and talent management; Reward and performance management; The employment relationship: grievance & discipline, managing diversity, health & well-being, employee engagement; Integrating HRM: HR as a profession, HR in crisis, manager roles in HR practice; Globalisation and international HRM. Leadership/management development; Concepts of leadership How leaders impact on others, emotional and social intelligence, building and motivating teams, inclusivity and cross cultural leadership, and building resilience for change and transitions

Assessment Criteria

C- to C+

C- to C+ (C- to C+ / 50-59%) Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.


threshold (D- to D+ / 40-49%) No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.


(A- to A* / 70+%) An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.


good High standard (B- to B+ / 60-69%): Very good performance. Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the contribution of the HR function to corporate strategy in a global context.

  2. Analyse the link between rewards, motivation and performance, explaining different types of benefits and why they might be used.

  3. Evaluate well known figures (Churchill, Jobs, Gates, Mandela etc.) as leaders and assess their relevance as role models for modern business managers

  4. Be able to discuss the changing employment relationship, including managing diversity, health and well-being and employee engagement.

  5. Deepen learning: broaden perspectives and forge connections between theory, policy and practice.

  6. Critically reflect on implications of HR theories for personal learning and employability

  7. Assess activities involved in developing human resources and facilitating learning.

  8. Discuss the processes of recruitment, assessment and selection.

  9. Evaluate the main concepts and literature on Leadership including change management

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
EXAM Examination

2 from 5 exam questions


Assignment on Leadership & HR


Teaching and Learning Strategy


Lectures and class discussions

Private study 152

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in

Pre- and Co-requisite Modules

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses:

Optional in courses: