6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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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:
- define the purposes and scope of leadership theories and research outcomes, and identify their applications to real-life situations
- describe and evaluate the principles and practices of management, their differences and similarities to leadership, and their relationship to leadership in an organisational setting
- evaluate the multifaceted nature of leadership in Australia and internationally, and enhance students' own leadership skills in the process
- evaluate the trends in and implications of leadership and management research in organisations and their impact on work environments
- critically analyse the development of leadership in relation to research outcomes and practical applications.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0028, 0105, 0200, 0201, 0319, 1065, 1506, 2099, 2642, 2643, 2778, 3801, 3848, B6006, B6007, B6009, B6012 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.