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MG204: Leadership in Organisations

Subject Area: Business and Management

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Course details

  • Department
    Department of Management
  • Application code
Session oneNot running in 2024
Session twoOpen - 8 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
Session threeNot running in 2024


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As our world becomes more complex, global and interconnected, the demands on you as a leader, manager and employee become increasingly challenging.

So, how can you become the best possible leader? Success depends on your ability to engage and interact with others and work together toward a common goal.

This course seeks to build knowledge and skills that can enable and inspire you to most effectively lead and participate in organizational life. In this intensive three weeks of study, we will address these goals by learning about the psychological and sociological foundations of human behavior and building effective individual and managerial skills that can develop you as a leader.

The course aims to inspire you to become a thoughtful, reflective leader and to develop an informed, systematic, and dynamic approach to leading in organizations. Through the use of case studies and class activities, you will develop your practical skills by applying learned theories to real-world organizational problems. Self-discovery exercises will be used to assist you with gaining a sense of your own leadership strengths and potential.

Key information

Prerequisites: A university level introductory course in psychology, sociology, political science, management, or economics.

Level: 200 level. Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees: Please see Fees and payments

Lectures: 36 hours

Classes: 18 hours

Assessment: Group case study, take-home essay, participation in classroom-based discussions and exercises

Typical credit: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)

Please note: Assessment is optional but may be required for credit by your home institution. Your home institution will be able to advise how you can meet their credit requirements. For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment

Is this course right for you?

The course is ideally suited to those who wish to develop their unique leadership abilities and better understand the leadership process in a highly participatory and interactive course. This course will allow students to develop managerial skills that can help them as future leaders.


The aim of this course is to enable you to become the best possible leader by:

  • Understanding and applying theories related to leadership in the real world, using illustrative case studies, and discussing how the aspects covered therein generalise to other organisations
  • Expanding your skills to diagnose complex organizational problems and make decisions in the face of limited information and multiple stakeholders
  • Developing knowledge and skills to lead individuals and organisations in a more effective and sustainable manner


Nazym Nurkenova, Kazakhstan

I wanted to study at LSE Summer School to gain knowledge, exchange ideas with other students and to help my future.


The design of this course is guided by LSE faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Niranjan Janardhanan

Dr Niranjan Janardhanan

Assistant Professor of Management

Laura Giurge

Dr Laura Giurge

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

Paroma Bhattacharya

Dr Paroma Bhattacharya

Research Fellow


LSE’s Department of Management unites four subject areas – Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, Information Systems and Innovation, Managerial Economics and Strategy, and Management Science. It thereby combines the study of business and management with LSE’s renowned social sciences perspective. LSE is ranked 2nd in Europe for social sciences and management (2023 QS World University Rankings) and the Department of Management, along with the Departments of Accounting and Finance, was ranked as the UK leader for Business and Management Studies in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Our world-class record of multidisciplinary management research gives students a solid understanding of the global business environment. Whether learning the fundamentals of management or gaining advanced insights into specific aspects of strategy, negotiation, marketing or human resources, students will develop a competitive edge for their future career.


Applications are open

We are accepting applications. Apply early to avoid disappointment.