BUSM 7058 Leading Contemporary Organisations

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200833

Coordinator Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Description This unit explores the processes and challenges encountered by leaders in contemporary organisations, taking into account rapidly changing environments. Through an in-depth appraisal of various leadership theories and concepts, it encourages students to reflect on the key competencies required for effective leadership. It also emphasises the importance of self-knowledge, values and ethics for contemporary leaders. Students will be required to design a leadership development program to address current and future leadership issues.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program or 1850 - Master of Education (Leadership and Management).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the key individual competencies, processes and challenges for effective leadership;
  2. Justify the importance of values and ethics in leadership;
  3. Apply critical, reflective and creative skills to leadership-related processes;
  4. Forecast relevant issues and competencies in leadership for the future;
  5. Design a leadership development program to address current and future leadership issues.

Subject Content

- The leadership/management dichotomy
- leadership as A ?eprocess of interaction?f in A social context
- individual and Collective leadership competencies
- leadership for self-knowledge
- leading in changing organisational and industry contexts
- leadership in diverse cultural contexts
- leading in A Global context
- leadership for The future

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Leadership Observation & Analysis Essay 1,000 words 25 N Individual
Leadership Critical Analysis Report 1,000 words 30 N Group
Leadership Development Report (35%) and Presentation (10%) 1,500 words and 5 minutes 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Northouse, Peter G., 2019, 8th ed., Leadership (International Student Edition) Theory and Practice, SAGE Publications Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Alexandra Kristovics Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

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Subject Contact Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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