Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Mon - Fri during the residential week. |
Total Time Commitment:
112 hours. Students will be required to attend the one-week residential and also to commit extra time after the residential for the follow-up assignment work.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
To maximize rewards from undertaking the subject, students should have two to five years experience in a working environment. Lectures and workshops will introduce key elements of the subject during the residential program. Texts and readings, tutorial exercises and case studies will be prescribed for discussion. The Learning Management System (LMS) discussion forum may be used by participants. Students will be expected to exercise a strong leadership role in the analysis of readings and case studies. Students will also be expected to bring to class a case study of their own organisation or onethat they are familiar with, dealing with a particular agribusiness issue that requires action.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel they have a disability that will impact on meeting the requirements in this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Agribusiness firms rely on organisational leadership as the basis for meeting the changing challenges of a dynamic workplace. Agribusiness managers will require an understanding of the trends, issues and constraints relevant to the agribusiness environment.
This subject focuses on the leadership role of managers in organisations involved in agribusiness. This includes the traditional role of management, and various leadership and decision-making models. In light of these models, the subject studies issues such as:
Additional material is examined as it becomes current and relevant. For instance, the notion of a character-led organisation that benefits the triple bottom line is an issue covered in this subject. Social, ethical and economic issues associated with leadership are also examined, as are strategic management and change. Students are encouraged to explore their own perceptions and experiences of leadership, and apply these to the real-life work examples examined in this subject.
This subject will cover:
The objective of this subject is to extend the participant's ability to:
A 2-hour written examination (30%), individual assignment of 2,500 words (50%), group presentations, 750 word summary and copy of PowerPoint presentation (20%).
Daft, R. and Pirola-Merlo, A. (2009). The Leadership Experience: First Asia Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning: Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170134835
|Recommended Texts:|| |
A detailed reading pack will be mailed to students prior to the residential week.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness |
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
Climate Change |
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