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MGMT29012 Managing and Leading in Organisations
Managing and Leading in Organisations
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General Information


Organisations are social entities and as such require the coordination and alignment of activities undertaken by people to achieve organisational goals. Management is defined as working with and through others whilst leadership is defined as the ability to influence others in a goal directed path. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the differences between management and leadership. You will address specific aspects of different management and leadership styles, including delegation and performance management, their appropriateness and impact given people and cultural context. You will critically examine the individual attributes such as values, personality, motivation and the use of power and how they affect individual and team performance. You will also gain an appreciation of the key role played by organisational leaders in the implementation and alignment of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and how organisations and businesses can become institutions of positive social change as well as meeting the needs of shareholders and/ or stakeholders.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students enrolling in this unit must be undertaking the CL84 Master of Business Administration (International).

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%
3. Case Study
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from MBA Director and Indonesian unit coordinator.


Increased contextualisation


Ongoing review of content with an emphasis on application of management and leadership to reflect an Asian perspective in addition to global examples.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse and critically reflect on the contribution made by leaders and managers in different organisational settings, in particular their role in fostering commitment to sustainable development goals
  2. Evaluate the impact of different approaches to managing and leading on employees
  3. Apply established management and leadership theories both independently and collaboratively to effectively identify and manage organisational and individual performance issues
  4. Interpret and successfully apply knowledge, skills and ideas related to leading and managing people to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  5. Analyse critically and reflect on cultural differences in leadership and the implication for followers.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Case Study - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Case Study - 20%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

This unit does not use a prescribed (required) textbook, however a numerous of texts are recommended. Please refer to the unit outline for further details.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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