Leading People and Organisations - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - weekly contribution (15%) , Case Study (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

This unit will deepen your understanding of the complexities of managing people and leading teams. You will examine key literature and important concepts related to the practice of management. The unit includes an investigation of approaches to leadership (from classical theories to recent perspectives), and the distinction between management and leadership capabilities. You will learn how both sets of capabilities contribute to organisational effectiveness. The unit will also include topics such as the management of systems processes and resources that relate to performance management.

Upon successful completion of the unit you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of what is required to be an effective leader in a complex business environment
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to build an effective executive team
  3. Identify how to generate and sustain superior organisational performance
  4. Evaluate organisational culture when generating more effective organisation performance
  5. Demonstrate strategic reasoning when producing and communicating internally consistent, solution oriented advice to followers and colleagues.
  • Assignment — weekly contribution (15%)
  • Case Study (35%)
  • Essay — Major (50%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • OMBA130 — Managing People, Relationships and Performance
  • OMBA200 — Leadership and Management

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access

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.

1Introduction: schools of managerial thought
2Business leadership
3Cross-cultural leadership and diversity
4Managerial competency
5Managing others: emotional intelligence in the workplace, social competence
6Managing others: employee motivation and performance
7Self awareness, personality and difference
8Decision making and problem solving
9Power and influence, politics and networking
10Developing capabilities: verbal, non-verbal, sustainable relationships
11Delivering capability: measuring and managing performance
12Delivering capability: conflict, teamwork and collaboration

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web 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.

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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Required textbooks

  • Becoming a Master Manager; a competing values approach

    By:"Robert E. Quinn & David Brigh

    ISBN: 9781118582589


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