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Effective Leadership (MBS687)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit explores the nature and role of leadership using selected readings, case studies and discussion. Issues such as 'What is leadership?', 'What do leaders do?' and 'What determines a leader's success or failure?' will be tackled, as well as the key question, 'What is the difference between leading and managing?' The unit focuses on distributed leadership where everyone in the organisation contributes to developing the organisation's leadership capability and developing personal awareness of these leadership capabilities.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Assessment There are assignments to develop self awareness and application of the concepts (50%), and theoretical mastery and application (50%). Self awareness is derived from written analysis arising from group discussions centred around a leadership experience in a student's life. Mastery is assessed on application of course concepts to an examination case study.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS671 Effective Leadership, MBS6712 Effective Leadership or MBS6711 Effective Leadership may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS671
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Effective Leadership (MBS671) - as for MBS687 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TSS-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Assessment There are assignments to develop self awareness (35%), application of the concepts (15%) and theoretical mastery and application (50%). Self awareness is derived from written analysis
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS687 Effective Leadership, MBS6712 Effective Leadership or MBS6711 Effective Leadership may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Effective Leadership (MBS6712) - as for MBS687 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SUM1-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 6 hours (2 x 3 hours) per week for summer term.
Prerequisites Enrolment in C1083 Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass) or C1115 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS671 Effective Leadership, MBS687 Effective Leadership or MBS6711 Effective Leadership may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Taught intensively during the Summer term. Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to the commencement date of the teaching period.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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