Advanced Leadership and Simulation in Security and Strategy
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Demonstrate understanding of the multiple dimensions of leadership in a complex political-strategic context.
- Analyse the role of leaders in developing and implementing strategy and be able to apply leadership concepts in the context of a dynamic political-strategic environment.
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply classical and modern strategic analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
MAQ-PICX8050-Strategic Thinking, or MAQ-PICX850-Strategic Thinking and MAQ-PICX8060-Geopolitics and Geostrategy and MAQ-PICX8061-Transnational Security and MAQ-PICX8921-Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy ;
Admission to MSecStrategicStud and (PICT8952 or PICT952 or PICT8953 or PICT953 or PICT8954 or PICT954 or PICT8955 or PICT955) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT951 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
No special requirements
The subject provides students with a deep understanding of the various dimensions, ideas and practices relating to successful leadership at the individual, group and organisational levels. Students will explore the cutting-edge academic research on leadership as well as learn practical skills directly from senior leaders in a range of fields. Skills developed in this unit will include the ability to build a strategic vision, to develop a sense of responsibility, to enhance group cohesion, and to influence and motivate a team to achieve a desirable end state. Students will also gain an understanding of how leadership differs across cultures, particularly between Eastern and Western societies. In the second half of the semester, the subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation and leadership in Security and Strategy will perform the role of the strategist.
The assessment for this subject will be available to students upon enrolment.
- Small simulation (20%)
- Main simulation (30%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Ministerial brief (30%)
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