SCU OnlineStudy Period 3Study Period 3

Unit description

Examination of effective management of human capital, and leadership as determinants of project success. Students explore theories and practices of contemporary leadership and management. Various leadership styles will be canvassed and applied reflexively within the context of project management.

Unit content

  1. The Evolution of Western Management and Leadership theory
  2. Positive, Transformational and Authentic Leadership
  3. Managing Culture as Leaders
  4. Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
  5. Politics and Philosophy in Leadership
  6. Reflective Practice in Project Leadership

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 3

  • Northouse, PG, 2016, Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th edn, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California. ISBN: 978 1 4833 1753 3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Reflective writing50%

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Fee information


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