Leadership and Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Problem Solving Task (50%) , Case Study (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

This unit aims to develop understandings and skills adequate to the complexities of being a managerial leader. The unit covers leadership and management from early theories to contemporary perspectives. The unit provides you with a conceptually rich framework for designing managerial leadership effectiveness within organizational contexts. The unit aims to enable you to think creatively about the capabilities required of professional managerial leaders, with an emphasis on self-development related to becoming workplace ready.

Upon successful completion of this unit you are able to:

  1. recognize the appropriateness of different types of leadership styles in a range of organisational settings
  2. accurately assess your personal strengths and areas of challenge and effectively self-manage these towards improved practice
  3. explain how effective managerial leaders are able to diagnose and ethically improve the key areas of organisational functioning
  4. motivate and influence others in ways that contribute to sustainable organizational performance.
  • Assessment — Problem Solving Task (50%)
  • Case Study (35%)
  • Participation — Weekly Online Participation (15%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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.

1Managerial leadership and sound reasoning
2The paradoxes of management
3The complexities of business
4The challenges of leadership
5The lessons of practice
6Self awareness
7Emotional awareness
8Cultural awareness
9Setting goals and objectives
10Motivating and developing
11Influencing and communicating
12Improving and mastering

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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