Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Margaret Lindorff


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)

Associate Professor Margaret Lindorff

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.