MANAGEMT 7086FT - Fundamentals of Leadership

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2015

Upon completion, students will possess an understanding of the development of management thought and practice, providing a background against which new trends in management can be viewed. They will be able to identify and discuss the major challenges facing management in today's environment, and, with heightened self-awareness, develop the understanding and communication skills required to effectively lead and manage a diverse workforce. To achieve success in today's competitive environment it is essential that managers develop the ability to interact positively with others, whether they be employees, employers, colleagues, customers or suppliers. Strong interpersonal skills are also required if students are to maximise the benefits from their management studies. Fundamentals of Leadership, positioned at the beginning of the MBA program, encourages students to explore issues and develop personal skills central to leadership. By exploring self-awareness, students will be well placed to broaden their understanding of others. Topics include written and oral communication skills, team skills, conflict management and stress management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7086FT
    Course Fundamentals of Leadership
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Restrictions Restricted to Certificate, Grad Dip and Master of Business Administration students only.
    Course Description Upon completion, students will possess an understanding of the development of management thought and practice, providing a background against which new trends in management can be viewed. They will be able to identify and discuss the major challenges facing management in today's environment, and, with heightened self-awareness, develop the understanding and communication skills required to effectively lead and manage a diverse workforce. To achieve success in today's competitive environment it is essential that managers develop the ability to interact positively with others, whether they be employees, employers, colleagues, customers or suppliers. Strong interpersonal skills are also required if students are to maximise the benefits from their management studies. Fundamentals of Leadership, positioned at the beginning of the MBA program, encourages students to explore issues and develop personal skills central to leadership. By exploring self-awareness, students will be well placed to broaden their understanding of others. Topics include written and oral communication skills, team skills, conflict management and stress management.
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    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Fundamentals of Leadership, positioned at the beginning of the MBA program, encourages students to explore issues and develop personal skills central to leadership. By exploring self-awareness, students will be well placed to broaden their understanding of others thoughout the MBA program. Objectives for the course inlcude:

    2.1.1 To develop an understanding of leadership theory but more importantly to develop a personal definition of leadership.
    2.1.2 To explore the concepts of ‘leadership’, ‘authority’, ‘technical’ and ‘adaptive’ change.
    2.1.3 To identify the major challenges facing management in today's complex orgnaisational environment.
    2.1.4 To gain a heightened self-awareness
    2.1.5 To appreciate the range of communication skills required to effectively lead and manage a diverse workforce
    2.1.6 To explore how to interact positively with others, whether they be employees, employers, colleagues, customers or suppliers
    2.1.7 To gain awareness of the interpersonal skills required to maximise the benefits from their management studies
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 2.1.1
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2.1.1 - 2.1.6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2.1.5 - 2.1.6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2.1.3 - 2.1.4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2.1.1 - 2.1.6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2.1.1 - 2.1.6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2.1.3 - 2.1.6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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