Checking date: 10/05/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Management Skills and Leadership
Study: Master in Accounting (358)

Coordinating teacher: RICO MUÑOZ, RAMON

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Basic competences CB6 To have and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That the students know to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized public in a clear and unambiguous way General competences CG1 Acquire the ability to locate, extract, and analyze information from multiple sources, and to form a reasoned opinion that can be defended in written or oral form to different audiences. CG2 Acquire the ability to plan optimally in the allocation of contracted resources (selection of work team and budgeting project hours). CG3 Acquire the ability to submit written reports orally to both the members of your team and your clients. CG5 Ability to solve problems, from the analysis of data and structured or unstructured information, which may involve the management of databases, or information systems and business management. CG6 Acquire the ability to work in organized and structured work teams where each member is responsible for a part of which must subsequently inform the rest of the team. CG7 Ability to diagnose potentially complex real problems by integrating and applying knowledge of different subjects. CG8 Acquire the ability to direct the search and learning of any new situation autonomously. CG9 Ability to work in changing areas and to anticipate new situations. Specific competences CE13 Ability to identify the different strategic options available to a company, both at a competitive level and at a corporate level.
Description of contents: programme
SUBJECT: Management Skills and Leadership Week 1 Understanding Leadership - Traits - Strenghts - Leading Values and Styles: o From authoritarian to laissez-faire. o Attending to tasks and relationships Week 2 Leadership Ethics, Organizational Culture and Strategy - Leading ethically - Culture and leadership ethics - Strategy and enabling success talent management. The POPIT model Week 3 Personal Management Skills: - Managing personal stress - Solving problems analytically and creatively o Commercial acumen and evaluation Week 4 Interpersonal Management Skills: - Effective and supportive communication - Managing conflict Week 5 Interpersonal Management Skills: - Gaining power and influence - Motivating high performance Week 6 Group Management Skills: - Empowering and delegating - Leading positive change Week 7 Group Management Skills: - Building Effective Teams
Learning activities and methodology
AF3 Theoretical practical classes AF5 Tutorials AF6 Group work AF7 Individual student work AF8 Partial and final exams Code activity Nº Total hours Nº HoursPresencial % Student's presence AF3 42 42 100% AF5 28 7 25% AF6 54 0 0% AF7 50 0 0% AF8 6 6 100% TOTAL SUBJECT 180 55 31%
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 70
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 30
Basic Bibliography
  • Northouse, P. . Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. . Sage: Thousand Oaks. . 2018
  • Whetten, D., & Cameron, K. . Developing Management Skills . Pearson. . 2020

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.