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Leadership (BUSA90480)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90480
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
March
March
June
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Part Time:

Organizations face many adaptive challenges to survive and thrive in a context of a complex and uncertain environment driven by forces such as globalization and technology. Managers maintain the status quo efficiently but leaders help individuals, teams, organizations, and societies to do adaptive work. Leadership has been defined as “the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done, and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to achieve shared objectives” (Yukl, 2006). Leadership is not a position but a process and it is often emergent and shared by individuals who choose to be leaders and have developed leadership capability. Leadership is particularly important in new organization structures that are flat, flexible, diverse, and global rather than hierarchical, stable, and homogenous. There is substantial evidence that leadership can be learned and this introductory subject is aimed at developing the capability to lead individuals and teams through intrapersonal (i.e., self-awareness and self-management) and interpersonal (i.e., social awareness and social skill) development. This subject is a two and a half day intensive that includes theoretical and conceptual content alongside solo and group exercises designed to prepare students for leadership experiences in the MBA program and their future careers.

Full Time:

Organizations face many adaptive challenges to survive and thrive in a context of a complex and uncertain environment driven by forces such as globalization and technology. Managers maintain the status quo efficiently but leaders help individuals, teams, organizations, and societies to do adaptive work. Leadership has been defined as “the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done, and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to achieve shared objectives” (Yukl, 2006). Leadership is not a position but a process and it is often emergent and shared by individuals who choose to be leaders and have developed leadership capability. Leadership is particularly important in new organization structures that are flat, flexible, diverse, and global rather than hierarchical, stable, and homogenous. There is substantial evidence that leadership can be learned and this introductory subject is aimed at developing the capability to lead individuals and teams through intrapersonal (i.e., self-awareness and self-management) and interpersonal (i.e., social awareness and social skill) development. This subject is a five day intensive that includes theoretical and conceptual content alongside solo and group exercises designed to prepare students for leadership experiences in the MBA program and their future careers.

EMBA:

Effective leadership provides direction, alignment and commitment for the collective. It is about courage, visibility and approachability. It is about learning to disappoint people a little less!

Intended learning outcomes

Part Time:

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Integrate into the MBS community and begin the creation of a cohort culture
  • Appreciate and work with diversity and discover the value of collaboration
  • Heighten their self-awareness and self-knowledge
  • Learn skills to develop, lead and participate in teams
  • Enhance their ability to relate to and influence others
  • Improve their ability to communicate effectively and manage conflict

Full Time:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Integrate into the MBS community and begin the creation of a cohort culture
  • Appreciate and work with diversity and discover the value of collaboration
  • Heighten their self-awareness and self-knowledge
  • Develop, lead and participate in teams
  • Enhance their ability to relate to and influence others
  • Improve their ability to communicate effectively and manage conflict
  • Work effectively in cross cultural groups
  • Enhance their ability to manage their emotions to more effectively interact with others
  • Develop power bases and use influence tactics appropriately
  • Intervene strategically in dyadic and group settings

EMBA:

On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • A basic understanding of leadership and encourage critical evaluation of leadership concepts and theories, e.g. management vs. leadership, transformational leadership, emotional intelligence in leadership, authentic leadership, dark side of leadership.
  • The ability to work and lead in diverse teams including influencing, communicating and presenting skills, managing cross-cultural and gender differences (in-group/out group effects), conflict management.
  • Developed the capacity for self-awareness, looking back and understanding how one’s history and crucibles experiences shape strengths and challenges, single loop and double loop learning, understanding one’s impact on others, the emotional dimensions of leadership and emotional intelligence, strategies for managing stress such as resilience and self-care.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

Part Time:

  • In class assessment (40%)
    • Hurdle
    • Throughout intensive teaching period
  • Syndicate assignment (60%)
    • Equivalent of individual 1,500 word assignment
    • Hurdle
    • End of subject

Full Time:

  • In class assessment (40%)
    • Hurdle
    • Throughout intensive teaching period
  • Syndicate assignment (60%)
    • Equivalent of individual 2,500 word assignment
    • Hurdle
    • End of subject

EMBA:

  • Class participation (10%)
    • Attendance at lectures, peer and instructor evaluation of contribution to class learning
    • Throughout first Residential Module
  • Individual assignment 1 (10%)
    • 300 words
    • 2 weeks prior to first Residential Module
  • Individual assignment 2 (15%)
    • 300 words
    • 2 weeks prior to first Residential Module
  • Individual assignment 3 (15%)
    • 300 words
    • 1.5 weeks prior to first Residential Module
  • Individual group discussion 1 (25%)
    • 800 words
    • Start of Day 1 of first Residential Module
  • Individual group discussion 2 (25%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 800 words
    • End of Day 1 of first Residential Module

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 hours
    Pre teaching start date 2 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 5 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period 4 January 2019 to 6 January 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 January 2019
    Census date 4 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 9 January 2019
    Assessment period ends13 January 2019

    Summer Term contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

  • March
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 hours
    Pre teaching start date27 March 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsStudents are required to complete approximately 5 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during the pre-teaching period
    Teaching period29 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date27 March 2019
    Census date29 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 3 April 2019
    Assessment period ends 7 April 2019
  • March
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 hours
    Pre teaching start date28 February 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 5 hours of reading to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period28 March 2019 to 28 April 2019
    Last self-enrol date 5 March 2019
    Census date29 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 April 2019
    Assessment period ends28 April 2019
  • June
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 hours
    Pre teaching start date19 June 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 5 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period21 June 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date19 June 2019
    Census date21 June 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail26 June 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    June contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

  • September
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 hours
    Pre teaching start date11 September 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 5 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period13 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date11 September 2019
    Census date13 September 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail18 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 September 2019

    September contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

Additional delivery details

This subject is only available to students admitted to GD-BA, GD-MKTG, MC-BAPT, MC-BAPTME, or students with permission of the MBA Course coordinator

Further information

Last updated: 3 September 2019