PPE: Leadership in Politics, Business, and Society
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Distance Learning, On-Campus
GBP 3,980 / per course **
10 May 2024*
Earliest start date
24 Jun 2024
* Applications are processed and offers are made on a rolling basis, and many courses fill up far in advance of the deadline so we recommend applying as early as possible.
** For a 3-week residential programme the fee is £3,980, including accommodation and meals. For a 3-week online programme the fee is £1,360.
Whether it is a politician guiding a nation through crisis, a visionary tech entrepreneur disrupting the global business landscape, or an inspirational activist campaigning for social justice, great leaders have the power to change the world. But what makes a great leader, and how do you become one?
The course begins with an introduction to the study and analysis of leadership, from philosophers like Sun Tzu, Plato, and Machiavelli, to modern theoreticians such as Bernard Bass and Bruce Avolio. You will learn about the current state of research into leadership, gain an understanding of different leadership styles, and discover how to put them into action. As the course progresses you will consider more advanced topics, including transformational and change leadership, ethical leadership, and gender issues in leadership.
Throughout the course, you will explore historical examples and contemporary case studies of leadership from a range of contexts, and draw on academic analysis from not only Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Management, but also Sociology, Psychology, and History. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is a combined interdisciplinary area of study that has been taught at the University of Oxford since the early 20th century to equip students with the breadth of expertise required to understand and influence the world around us.
Dates and Availability
Available as a Residential or Online course on the following dates:
Session 1: 24th June to 12th July 2024
This course would suit students from a range of academic disciplines, but especially those with a background or interest in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Management, or who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in anticipation of future leadership roles.
Scholarships and Funding
Lady Margaret Hall does not offer scholarships or grants for participation in the LMH Summer Programmes, but many students find they are able to seek financial assistance from their home university or academic department. The best first point of contact is likely the Study Abroad / International Education Office at your university.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Understand traditional leadership theories and be able to demonstrate awareness of recent research and current models.
- Be able to assess critically the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to leadership on an organisational, national, and international scale.
- Identify your own leadership traits, style, and skills.
- Be able to demonstrate awareness of leadership challenges faced by modern organizations, including those related to ethics, culture, and gender.