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UMG8021 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

8W Teaching Period 6, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 June 2022


Enrolment is not permitted if MGT8038 has been previously completed


Leaders in all organisations face challenges, whether from external forces such as political, social and market forces or from internal factors such as workforce composition, competing projects or company restructures. One challenge, Impostor Syndrome, is even more internal because it comes from within the leader’s mindset.

In this course, students will learn more about Imposter Syndrome, use this knowledge to explore their personal leadership mindset and behaviours, and plan strategies to redress imposter tendencies.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see MGT8038 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. communicate change and transformation of professional practice drawing on knowledge and understanding of effective leadership skills and behaviours (MGT8038 LO4);
  2. demonstrate autonomy and judgement through acting on critical reflection of effective practice and integrity. (MGT8037 LO2).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Imposter Syndrome 33.00
2. Cause, symptoms and impacts of imposter Syndrome 33.00
3. Strategies to address Imposter Syndrome 34.00
Date printed 29 June 2022