This online credit-bearing course (10 credits) is aimed at aspiring leaders and managers in industry who typically have technical backgrounds and roles in organisations. The course helps you lead and manage organisational changes by providing knowledge of the key concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques to implement changes and innovation in the workplace.

Monday 18 September–Friday 10 November 2023
Funding options available


This course will help you build on your technical knowledge to include more general management and leadership concepts. It will provide you with a foundational knowledge of key concepts and frameworks to manage change and transformation, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of data science within organisations.

A strong component of the course is a focus on professional development and peer learning, including influencing, communicating with, and leading others.

During the course you will have the option to complete an online psychometric assessment (Emotional Intelligence 2.0) which is followed by a one-to-one online feedback session with a trained EQi coach. This will help contextualise learning and provide an opportunity for additional reflection and accountability. This course will combine case study discussions, personal reflections, and peer-to-peer learning to encourage interaction and debate.

The course will cover the following topics related to leadership, data science, and new ways of organising business activities:

  • Links between strategy, visioning, and decision making
  • Understanding self and others (for example leadership skills and styles, emotional intelligence)
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Communication around change and (influencing others
  • Managing and leading change

The course is done in self-study with the materials being accessed through the University's virtual learning environment. As it is focused on practical application of the learning, there also will be weekly live tutorial sessions on Zoom during the course duration.

Session timings

You will be allocated to one of the weekly tutorial groups, either:

  • Tuesdays, 16.30-18.00 or
  • Wednesdays, 09.00-11.30


Scottish Funding Council funding is available.

Apply for SFC funding

Further information

More information on the programme is available on the Bayes Centre website:

Leading Technology and Innovation in Organisations (September 2023)