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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor James Sarros


This unit will involve a comprehensive examination of executive leadership in Australia and internationally. Students will study individual, group and organisational issues, specifically in terms of current and traditional leadership models and paradigms; gender, ethical, and strategic issues; and the relationships between leadership and performance, group dynamics, and organisational culture.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purposes and scope of leadership theories and research outcomes, and identify their applications to real-life situations
  2. describe and evaluate the principles and practices of management, their differences and similarities to leadership, and their relationship to leadership in an organisational setting
  3. evaluate the multifaceted nature of leadership in Australia and internationally, and enhance students' own leadership skills in the process
  4. evaluate the trends in and implications of leadership and management research in organisations and their impact on work environments
  5. critically analyse the development of leadership in relation to research outcomes and practical applications.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Loretta Inglis

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.