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LB5114 - Management and Leadership Skills

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Please note that this subject is offered through JCU Online.

This subject will cover and apply a variety of core concepts and theories from sociology, psychology and organizational science which form the knowledge base for leadership and management skills. The focus of the subject is on surveying key core skills and setting students up for continuous learning of these skills. Accordingly, students will be provided with: in-depth materials for every topic through soft-copies of recent significant articles on the topic, self-evaluation instruments, and specific suggestions for further learning and development of skills through activities available throughout the program. Subject objectives are to improve your leadership & management skills, particularly those skills that will make yourself better able to cope with today's increasingly dynamic and complex business environment; to provide awareness of your strengths as a leader and a manager, and of areas where you need additional development; to build a professional development plan, a critical step in improving one's ability to manage and lead yourself and others.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse and explain core concepts relating to management and leadership concepts;
  • develop a framework for application to management and leadership practice;
  • apply and evaluate application of management and leadership approaches to a range of issues and contexts;
  • critically reflect on one's own and others management practices and leadership styles, in both theoretical and practical contexts.

Subject Assessment

  • Case study analysis & Presentation - (20%)
  • Critical Literature Review - (30%)
  • Business Proposal (Learning and Development) - (50%).


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturers: Mr James How, Mr Someek Basu, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.