UCL Summer School


Strategic Management and Leadership

Key Information

Module code
Taught during
Session One
Module leader
Dr. Evangelos Markopoulos
None. Standard UCL Summer entry criteria apply.
Assessment method
Presentation (25%), Essay (75%)
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Module overview

The module presents the integration of three different disciplines under an applied philosophical dimension needed to achieve the impossible. A vision needs leadership to develop the strategy, the roadmap through which management coordinates the execution of thoughts and acts. Strategic management without leadership is a well thought plan with the vision. The module presents the philosophy behind each discipline, their integration and their execution through various frameworks, methods and practices, but also metrics, case studies and examples.

The students will understand the impact of leadership in strategy and the impact of strategy in management. They will be able to work in groups and individually on practical assignments that will help them demonstrate their strategic thinking, leadership characteristics and management skills.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Develop strategic thinking skills, capabilities and competences
  • Identify leadership traits and adopt leadership types.
  • Formulate and implement organisational strategies.
  • Understand the visual way to present strategies via strategy maps, processes, and diagrams.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis on synthesizing corporate strategies.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate organizational strategies
  • Select and use relevant strategic management and leadership frameworks.

Module prerequisites

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). Students must have completed one year of undergraduate study. No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Module hours

Classes (usually three or four hours per day) take place on the Bloomsbury campus from Monday to Friday any time between 9am and 6pm.


  • 15-minute group presentation (25%)
  • 2,000-word individual essay (75%)

Module leader

Dr. Eng. Evangelos Markopoulos is an expert, entrepreneur and scholar on Strategic Management, Enterprise Engineering, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He holds a BA on Computer Science, an MSc on Computer Science with concentration in Artificial Intelligence, and a PhD on ICT Project and Investments Management. As a Computer Scientist he worked mainly in the USA at IBM, Siemens and Bell Laboratories. As an Academic he taught under all roles in the US, UK, Finland and Greece. He has 80+ publications in international journals and conferences. As a serial entrepreneur, and corporate executive, he established and managed technology and consulting organizations in the US, Europe and the MENA region. His practical and interactive teaching bridges industry and academia with applied research on industry trends, projects and initiatives. His teaching is based on the Applied Philosophy concept he created by integrating in class the thinking and reasoning of major philosophers, through which he achieves high student performance, engagement and satisfaction.

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