MGMT29012 - Managing and Leading in Organisations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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).

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 55.56% response rate.

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.

Source: Student evaluation and self-reflection
Assessment feedback needs to be detailed
Make use of the Feedback Studio features to provide detailed feedback to students
Action Taken
Feedback Studio was used, with the marking rubric, to provide more detailed and personalised feedback to students.
Source: Informal student feedback
Increased contextualisation to the Indonesian context
Provide more contextualisation, e.g. with the help of local case studies and examples.
Action Taken
Source: Indonesian tutor feedback
Increased and more explicit focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Incorporate the SDGs more explicitly and consistently in the unit materials and assessments.
Action Taken
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Case Study
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Case Study