Units of study

1. Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Enterprise)

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Enterprise must complete the units of study listed in the following table.

Please Note. Only the units available in 2018 are currently listed in this table. Further units will be available from 2019, please refer to the Business School MBA website for further details.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units of study

FMBA5001
Leadership Practice and Development
6    N SMBA6001
Intensive September
FMBA5002
Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership
6    C FMBA5001
N SMBA6005
Intensive September
FMBA5003
Creativity, Innovation and Business
6    C FMBA5001
N SMBA6115
Intensive November
FMBA5004
Nature of Systems
6    C FMBA5001
Intensive November
Please Note. From 2019, further core units of study will become available.

Capstone unit of study

The capstone unit, Design Strategy: MBA Capstone, will be available from 2019.

2. Unit of study descriptions for the Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Enterprise)

FMBA5001 Leadership Practice and Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive September Classes: Intensive 6 x full day participatory seminars and workshops over semester Prohibitions: SMBA6001 Assessment: class participation (10%), team project (40%), written assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to develop leadership skills through practice. Topics covered include individual leadership skills such as active listening, recognition and developmental feedback, confrontation, as well as team dynamics, coaching, complex group dynamics, and leadership within a complex environment. This unit provides students with an opportunity to repeatedly practice skills and behaviours with support from peers, coaches and faculty to accelerate development.
FMBA5002 Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive September Classes: Intensive participatory seminars and workshops over semester Corequisites: FMBA5001 Prohibitions: SMBA6005 Assessment: philosophy exam (35%), opinion piece (35%), group video (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to develop critical communications skills. Topics covered include logical reasoning and rhetoric, identifying the common fallacies that appear in public and private discussions and debate, moral reasoning, communicating without words, techniques for writing opinion pieces, and crafting and communicating messages effectively. This unit provides students with an opportunity to analyse a situation, make a solid case for a decision and how to communicate it persuasively.
FMBA5003 Creativity, Innovation and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive November Classes: Intensive participatory seminars and workshops over semester Corequisites: FMBA5001 Prohibitions: SMBA6115 Assessment: individual essay (20%), design presentation (40%), reflective portfolio (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to provide students with strategies, experiences and approaches to build creativity and innovation into their business practice. Topics covered include creative leadership, business transformation, and inspiration through artistic practice and theory in business, science education and the arts. This unit provides students with an opportunity to follow a process of building praxis-based knowledge (through experiential hands on workshops) so students can build understanding and then put it into practice through the development and delivery of a creativity project in collaboration with their peers.
FMBA5004 Nature of Systems

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive November Classes: Intensive participatory seminars and workshops over semester Corequisites: FMBA5001 Assessment: tutorial work (25%), group presentation 1 (10%), group presentation 2 (25%), individual assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to introduce the central concepts of systems thinking. Topics covered include micro-foundations of aggregate patterns, tools for systems modelling, scenario-based decision-making, network analysis and design thinking, data sources and new technologies to inform systems-orientated approaches. This unit provides students with an opportunity to use the systems approach to discover new ways of conceptualising complex enterprise problems and identifying innovative solutions to address complex, multi-dimensional and multi-scale issues.