SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code M1N226968
Module Leader Chikwanum Okecha
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

The Entrepreneurial Leadership modules aim to empower students with the mindsets and skills needed to create impactful solutions in their communities in order to drive positive impact and transformation across Africa. Specifically, the course develops students' self-awareness, self-motivation, empathy, ability to collaborate with others, and ability to practice responsible leadership by engaging with and motivating others. In this module, students will examine and articulate personal values, while further developing their ability to lead self and others and deepening their creative problem-solving ability.


Unit 3: Solution Development -360? Human Centred Design: Prototyping and Testing ? Introduction to Lean Canvas Unit 4: Leadership Styles and Development -360? Revisiting Passions, Interests, Causes, Skills (PICS) ? Leadership Paradigms ? Leadership styles ? Values ? Ethical character-1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:1). Apply Human Centred Design (HCD) to ideation and prototyping2). Define and articulate their personal values.3). Recognize and understand various leadership styles and approaches to leadership development.4). Understand and articulate the importance of ethical character

Teaching / Learning Strategy

In this module, students will apply their learnings on emotional intelligence and problem identification while using Human Centred Design to ideation and prototyping. They will engage with different leadership styles and further develop their own. They will articulate and develop personal values, ultimately culminating in their mission declaration. The Q blended learning approach will be used to engage students in the module content. Students will be introduced to leadership concepts and deepen their understanding of these concepts through facilitated classroom sessions. Students will also independently study content published on the online learning environment. Students will further deepen their understanding of all module content through peer learning. Students will receive further support during weekly Office Hours sessions with facilitators.

Indicative Reading

-360 Autio, E., Pathak, S., Wennberg, K. (2013). Consequences of Cultural Practices for Entrepreneurial Behaviors. Journal of International Business Studies 44(4) . -360 Avery, G. C. (2004). Understanding leadership paradigms and cases. California: Sage -360 Bariso, J. (2018). EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence. Borough Hall. Blank, S. and Dorf, B. (2012). The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-step Guide for Building a Great Company, Volume 1. K & S Ranch; USA. 2012 Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional Intelligence. Bantam Books. IDEO.org (2015). The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. Osterwalder, A. and Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers . Wiley. Opoku, D and Sandberg, E. (2017). Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan Ries, E. (2004) The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses . Crown Business; USA. 2004 Rowean, P. (2016). Lean Ideation. Green Ivy. Senova, M. (2017). This Human: How to Be the Person Designing for Other People. BIS Publishers.

Transferrable Skills

Self-awareness Ethical character Entrepreneurial Thinking Continuous iteration Complex Problem Solving Viability Effective written communication Empathy Team Dynamics Social Influence

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 76.00
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 25.00 35% Weekly assessments
Course Work 04 n/a 40.00 35% Leadership Portfolio
Course Work 02 n/a 20.00 35% Pitch Deck
Course Work 03 n/a 15.00 35% Weekly assessments