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New Approaches in Development Management (DEVT90065)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeDEVT90065
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will allow students to gain in depth understanding of a number of management and leadership approaches and frameworks that can be applied in the international development sector. As the global aid and development sector changes, new, innovative and modern approaches to management and leadership are increasingly required. This subject will provide students with the opportunity to analyse these approaches and frameworks, to build on appropriate management approaches that suit their current and future professional practice.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject should be able to

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of a variety of management and leadership approaches and frameworks
  • Critically reflect on their own their management skills and attributes and where appropriate to refine their approaches in line with the requisites of achieving program goals and objectives
  • Make a valuable contribution as a member of a team to address contemporary management and leadership challenges

Generic skills

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • Identify management approaches and frameworks for development
  • Illustrate skills in effective communication required for managing a team
  • Gain skills in reflexive management and leadership practice

Eligibility and requirements




Thinking about the Future

Non-allowed subjects


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



Group Case Study Presentation on management approaches

  • 1500 words
End of semester30%

Four reflective discussion posts

  • 1500 words
Mid semester30%

Assignment - Development Challenge in Managing a Team - analysis

  • 2000 words
During the examination period40%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Additional delivery details

Please note: the estimated total hours required for this subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning ability, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Further information

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    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 21 September 2019