Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jun Gu (Clayton & Caulfield); Ms Jennifer Nzonzo (South Africa)


This interactive unit examines principles and practices of leadership which are vital for aspiring leaders of the future. Through a personal portfolio of leadership concepts, character, and competencies, students develop their potential for growth as strategic leaders of the 21st century organisations. Inspiring stories of leadership successes and failures from exemplary leaders in the past and present will guide students' leadership journey to find their own authentic voice. A plethora of cutting-edge leadership materials (research articles, movies and videos, case studies, role-plays, games, self-assessments) will also be featured weekly to enhance students' learning experience.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of major theories of organisational leadership
  2. formulate a framework of leadership that would help students make sense of their current and future leadership experiences and discern critical lessons drawn
  3. develop a higher self awareness of students' own personality, values, attitudes, and styles as well as strengths and weaknesses pertinent to their leadership aspirations
  4. construct a personal leadership philosophy outlining students' convictions on ethical and compassionate leadership and its impacts on in real-world organisational contexts
  5. analyse and synthesise crucial roles and positive impacts that managers and leaders can make to organisations and their stakeholders.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester


It is recommended that students complete MGB1010,MGC1010, MGF1010, MGP1010, MGG1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit.