Leadership And Management - 2016

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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 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Problem Solving Task (50%) , Case Study (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,960.00
International 4,210.00

This course seeks to deveop understandings and skills for individuals in relation to the complexities of being a managerial leader. The course examines various approaches to leadership, from early theories to recent perspectives. A key feature of this course is to highlight the distinction between management and leadership capabilities and how both contribute to organisaitonal effectiveness. The course is intended to encourage
students to think creatively about the capabilities required of professional managers and leaders, with an emphasis on self-development related to organisational development.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply your business knowledge of leadership and management
  • Prioritise competing demands and effectively manage your time
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organisational strategic priorities and design structures and systems in relation to the external strategic environment
  • Present and communicate ideas clearly and succinctly using correct English spelling and grammar, successfully engage an audience
  • Assessment — Problem Solving Task (50%)
  • Case Study (35%)
  • Participation — Weekly Online Participation (15%)

There are no prerequisites for 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.

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 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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Becoming a Master Manager; a competing values approach

    By:"Robert E. Quinn & David Brigh

    ISBN: 9781118582589


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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