Courses & Units

Leadership in Organisations BMA328

Hobart, Launceston



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
Unit code BMA328
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Toby Newstead

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Critically evaluate organisational leadership theories and concepts.
LO2Develop and explain self-awareness of leadership identity.
LO3Analyse 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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BMA121 & BAA111 OR BAA217 OR BMA247


Teaching Pattern

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%).

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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:

  • Academy of Management Perspectives
  • Academy of Management Journal * Academy of Management Review
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Annual Review of Psychology
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
  • California Management Review
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Human Relations
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Journal of Organisational Behaviour Management
  • Journal of Organizational Behaviour
  • Journal of Personality & Social Psychology
  • Journal of Management and Organisation
  • Leadership
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • The Journal of Business Ethics
  • The Leadership Quarterly
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