Courses & Units

Leadership in Organisations BMA328


Leadership affects all organisations and is of increasing importance in today’s dynamic business world. The task of leading is generally associated with senior management, but all organisational members have the potential to exercise leadership by influencing and inspiring themselves and others.

Effective leadership requires advanced knowledge of theory and skilful application. Leadership requires the capability to build relationships and develop and implement strategies to support the organisation and its people to achieve their objectives.

This unit covers conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and explores the practice of leadership in a range of contexts. Through the use of experiential activities and a blended learning approach, students will develop their leadership potential.


Unit name Leadership in Organisations
Unit code BMA328
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Toby Newstead
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong
Level Advanced


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 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate organisational leadership theories and concepts.
  • Develop and explain self-awareness of leadership identity.
  • Analyse and evaluate the impact of leadership on organisations.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090799 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,108.00

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AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Learning Journal (30%)|Assessment Task 3: Reflective Report: Making sense of my Leadership Philosophy (30%)|Assessment Task 2: Team Presentation (40%)
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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.


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