2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Leadership in Organisations|
|Prerequisites||40 credit points worth of units of study|
|Assumed Knowledge||Assumed knowledge: WORK2201 or WORK2218|
|Lectures||1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week|
|Assessment||reflective journal (20%), major essay (30%), tutorial attendance and participation (10%), and final exam (40%)|
|Description||Leadership is increasingly seen to be a key factor affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and is an important area of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. While leadership principles are often associated with the work of senior management, they also have potential application to all members of organisations. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and also examines the practice of leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Practitioner perspectives, experiences and case studies of business leaders are also presented. The unit builds on foundational units of study in Management, IR and HRM and International Business.|