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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

MNG91217 Project Management Principles

Unit aim

Examination of effective management of human capital, and leadership as determinants of project success. Students explore theories and practices of contemporary leadership and management. Various leadership styles will be canvassed and applied reflexively within the context of project management.

Unit content

  1. The Evolution of Western Management and Leadership theory
  2. Positive, Transformational and Authentic Leadership
  3. Managing Culture as Leaders
  4. Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
  5. Politics and Philosophy in Leadership
  6. Reflective Practice in Project Leadership

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Critically assess leadership style, management skills, communication skills and ethical decision-making, both personally and within the context of managing projects
2 Apply individual, and team-working skills, knowledge and conceptual models in the context of managing projects
3 Critically analyse contemporary project management literature concerning the roles of leaders and managers in influencing projects and achieving project management goals
4 Demonstrate an ability to engage in continuous reflection and learning and apply that reflexivity within the context of project management.

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

  1. Critically assess leadership style, management skills, communication skills and ethical decision-making, both personally and within the context of managing projects
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. Apply individual, and team-working skills, knowledge and conceptual models in the context of managing projects
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. Critically analyse contemporary project management literature concerning the roles of leaders and managers in influencing projects and achieving project management goals
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. Demonstrate an ability to engage in continuous reflection and learning and apply that reflexivity within the context of project management.
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.