Leadership is a key factor affecting the performance of all organisations and is of increasing importance in today’s dynamic business world. While the task of leading is generally associated with senior management, all employees have the potential to exercise leadership, through their influence and inspiration of others. Effective leadership requires advanced knowledge of theory and skills in application, so leaders have the capability to develop and implement strategies that will support the organisation and its people to achieve their objectives. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership, and the practice of leadership in a range of organisational contexts. Through the use of experiential activities and a blended learning approach, students will develop their leadership potential and start to find their unique leadership voice.
|Unit name||Leadership in Organisations|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||14/9/2020||2/10/2020||28/10/2020||12/12/2020|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- LO1: Critically evaluate organisational leadership theories and concepts.
- LO2: Develop and explain self-awareness of leadership identity.
- LO3: Analyse and evaluate the impact of leadership on organisational performance.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090799|
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
BMA121 AND BMA247 (or BMA201)
Online lectures and 1 x 2 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Reflection (25%), Group Presentation & Report (30%), Discussion posts (15%), Essay (30%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
This unit does not have a prescribed text. Instead, each week students are required to read a 1 or 2 journal articles that correspond to each topic in the Unit Schedule and are available via the unit Reading List.
In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:
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