MGF5928 - Leadership theory and practice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mulyadi Robin (First semester)
Dr Jess Co (Second semester)


Dr Mulyadi Robin (First semester)
Dr Jess Co (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)




This unit is an introductory overview of organisational leadership, with the aim of developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the multifaceted nature of organisational leadership in relation to work-relevant factors. Concepts and issues examined during the course of tuition include the nature of leadership; from management to leadership; traits, behaviours and relationships; contingency approaches; leadership vision and strategic direction; leadership communication; shaping culture and values; leading a learning organisation; motivation and empowerment; leading teams; leadership and multiculturalism; and leading change.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. acquire an insight into and understanding of the differences between management and leadership in order to enhance leadership and research skills
  2. develop a better capacity to analyse and report on domestic and international issues directly related to organisational leadership both generically as well as within real-life workplaces
  3. acquire an overview of the voluminous research literature on leadership in order to better promote leadership development
  4. develop an awareness of the various constructs of leadership and their relevance to organisational effectiveness, change, and sustainability.


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.

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