Leading in Transformational Times

Subject BUSA90498 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Mar-2016
Teaching Period 14-Apr-2016 to 15-May-2016
Assessment Period End 15-May-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 25-Mar-2016
Census Date 15-Apr-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 29-Apr-2016

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BAPTME, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the Master of Business Administration

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.

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Subject Overview:

Over the last years, transformation has moved to the top of organisations' strategic agenda, therefore the ability to lead in transformational times has become the crucible of top managers. This course will connect strategy, organisation and leadership concepts with top management practices to provide students with frames to understand the complex and risky situations in which they have to act and effective tactics to deal with these challenging situations.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Recognise the specificities of leadership situations in transformational times.
  • Prioritise leadership issues.
  • Design tactics to cope with these complex leadership situations.
  • Evaluate their leadership potential.
  • Strategize their leadership development.
  • Individual assignment (20%)
    • 1,000 words
    • Week 4
  • Syndicate Assignment (30%)
    • 2,000 words
    • Week 8
  • Participation (10%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Final Exam (40%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2,000 words
    • End of module
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BAPTME, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration

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