Courses & Units

Leadership and Change Management BMA701




The focus of this unit is increasing the effectiveness of leadership and change management skills at an individual and organisation level. Leadership and change management are increasingly seen to be key factors affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and are important areas of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. Effective leadership and change management of organisations are important to professional practices, multinational organisations, and public sector and not-for-profit organisations. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and also examines the practice of leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Effective leadership requires a thorough knowledge of theory, and skills in application, so leaders have the capability to develop and implement carefully planned, well-integrated strategies that will support the organisation to achieve its objectives. Change is said to be the only constant in 21st -century organisations. Effective change management requires strong diagnosis skills linked to the history, context and challenges faced by an organisation. This unit will integrate theoretical and practical aspects of change management to enhance capabilities in the design, development and implementation of change management strategies. It will examine theoretical aspects from both traditional and critical perspectives. The unit will cover the personal aspects of leadership, leaders as relationship builders and leaders as organisational shapers.


Unit name Leadership and Change Management
Unit code BMA701
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Professor Clive Boddy

Teaching staff

Professor Clive Boddy

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Learning Outcomes

LO1discuss, apply and critique leadership and change management theory and principles
LO2apply and defend an integrated leadership and change management approach
LO3research and reflect on how principal elements of leadership impact on self, employees, organisations and society



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080307

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly 1 x 1 hour lecture with 2 hour workshops for attending students & weekly webinars for distance students.


Journal review (10%), In-class assessments (20%), Leadership problem based assessment (30%), Report (40%)

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