MGX3991 - Leadership principles and practices - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Nathan Eva (First semester)

Associate Professor Sen Sendjaya (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


  • First semester 2017 (Day)


  • Summer semester A 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Summer semester B 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


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 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: 100%

Workload requirements

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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nathan Eva (First semester)

Associate Professor Sen Sendjaya (Second semester)

Dr Nathan Eva (Summer semester A)