Responsible Leadership Challenges

This eelctive module allows students to draw together their learning from the degree by examining the global

grand challenges and exploring how their organisations can take action that engages with these

challenges in a manner that adds value to the organisation.

The module is made up of four elements:

1.At the outset of the module students explore: responsible leadership, moral capitalism and virtue ethics,

integrated CSR and social innovation, and the grand challenges linked to the UN Sustainable Development

Goals (SDG’s)

2.Case studies are examined of organisations that have engaged with the grand challenges /SDG’s

3.Systems thinking is explored with particular focus on wicked problems and Soft Systems Methodology


4.Student organisational contexts are examined with regard to selecting a grand challenge / SDG and

applying SSM to design an intervention that seeks to add value to the organisation through addressing a grand

challenge/ SDG