Managerial Effectiveness - 2017

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into a course from the provider. Read before you start

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (35%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 3,950.00
International 4,200.00

Development of key leadership and management skills with the goal of enhancing managerial effectiveness. Development of effective strategies for organisational learning, coaching, time management, negotiation, stress management and communication, clarifying personal and professional vision, as well as examining the developing roles of managers in regional and global environments.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University unit you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your unit grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate personal management and leadership competencies, and then apply experiential learning principles in developing a leadership learning plan for implementation
  2. devise strategies for life-long leadership learning skills such as objective setting, reflective journaling and peer coaching
  3. analyse the literature on 'coaching', and apply these skills, as part of a leadership development strategy, with a peer
  4. interpret and apply relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks to solve questions and problems related to managerial effectiveness.
  • Assignment 1 (35%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 (25%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Models of Leadership and Management
2Learning Styles and Organizational Behaviour
3Working and Living with Different Personality Types
4Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
5The Leader as Coach: Managing Performance
6Communication: Interpersonal
7Conflict Management
8Negotiation Skills
9Strengths, Positive Psychology and Leadership
10Managing Upwards
11Establishing your Vision/Life Plan
12Managing Life Stress

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Enquire online

Need to ask a question that's best put down in words?
Make an online enquiry.

Enquire now

Ready to enrol?

Start studying this unit now.


Got a question?

Get an answer from one of our friendly Student Advisors.