MBA5111 - Leadership 1: People and performance - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

MBA Program

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Patrick Butler


Dr Martijn Van der Kamp

Unit guides



  • MBA Teaching Period 2 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MBA5112 and MBA5113.


In contemporary organisations, leaders require much more than the authority associated with their position to be effective. The foundation of long-term leadership effectiveness is a sound understanding of one's self, and how to manage one's self throughout the leadership journey. This unit introduces frameworks for critical thinking and ethical decision-making. It explores individuals' values and behaviours as they impact on others, with the aim of developing each student's capabilities in impacting and influencing the performance of individuals and teams.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop one's leadership purpose and ethical foundation
  2. develop self-management skills
  3. develop the capability to influence the performance of individuals and teams.


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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