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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Critically assess leadership style, management skills, communication skills and ethical decision-making, both personally and within the context of managing projects Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2Apply individual, and team-working skills, knowledge and conceptual models in the context of managing projectsCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3Critically analyse contemporary project management literature concerning the roles of leaders and managers in influencing projects and achieving project management goalsCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4Demonstrate an ability to engage in continuous reflection and learning and apply that reflexivity within the context of project management.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically assess leadership style, management skills, communication skills and ethical decision-making, both personally and within the context of managing projects
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Apply individual, and team-working skills, knowledge and conceptual models in the context of managing projects
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Critically analyse contemporary project management literature concerning the roles of leaders and managers in influencing projects and achieving project management goals
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Demonstrate an ability to engage in continuous reflection and learning and apply that reflexivity within the context of project management.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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