Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
The subject will commence as an intensive one-week residential program involving high profile industry leaders and mentors as presenters. The 2015 residential school will be held at the University of Melbourne from Monday 9th February - Friday 13th February. Pre-reading will be required one week prior. A group presentation and an exam will be held in the residential school week. A follow-up essay is required after the residential week.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Mon - Fri during the residential week. |
Total Time Commitment:
145 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. Students will be required to undertake some reading requirements during the pre-teaching period of this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
To maximize rewards from undertaking this subject and to enable effective participation, students should have five years' experience in a working environment.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Ruth Nettle
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:
Daft, R. and Pirola-Merlo, A. (2009). The Leadership Experience: First Asia Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning: Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170134835.
A reading pack will be mailed to students prior to the residential week and will be available on the first day.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness |
Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences
Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences
Graduate Diploma in Food Science
Master of Agribusiness
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
100 Point (A) Master of Agricultural Sciences |
100 Point (B) Master of Agricultural Sciences
150 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
200 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
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