|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||080307 - Organisation Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2019|
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course commences with an examination of relevant theoretical and research perspectives on the nature and importance of leadership, after which, a study is made of various types, styles and approaches to leadership. These leadership styles and approaches include charismatic and transformational leadership as well as contingency and situational leadership. The roles, tasks and required attributes of leaders are also explored, as well as the interplay between leadership and a broad range of organisational dynamics. The studying of such themes is contextualised within the shift from the industrial to the knowledge and information era and strategic thinking as an integrating mechanism is therefore also explored. Students have the opportunity to analyse and evaluate contrasting leadership styles to develop their critical thinking and communication skills through academic writing. The course content contains a blend of theory, research and practical perspectives and applications.
|Semester 1, 2019||Online|