Leadership for Social Impact

Subject BUSA90460 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

October, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable 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 their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

Leadership for Social Impact explores the role of leaders and the process of leadership in impacting both organisational performance as well as broader social outcomes across private, public and non-profit contexts. The aim of this course is to understand the theory and practice of how leaders and leadership make a difference, and to explore and analyse the current complex challenges and opportunities of leadership to impact and influence our world.

This subject focuses on the student as future leader, with the explicit goal of examining each student’s own leadership aspirations and developing the competencies necessary to achieve these through reflection and experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Understand and critically evaluate theories and concepts of leadership
  • Explore the role of leadership in achieving social outcomes across private, public and non-profit sectors
  • Identify your own leadership values, strengths and weaknesses
  • Examine the real impact of your leadership style and effectiveness on others during in-class activities
  • Observe and critically evaluate your classmates in leadership roles during in-class activities
  • Gain insight into intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and organisational dynamics important for leadership effectiveness
  • Develop an action plan for your own leadership development
  • Class contribution (20%)
  • Team assessment (40%)
  • Team leadership challenge activities (15%)
  • Leadership challenge team competition (10%)
  • Final team presentation (15%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

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