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BU2008 - Leadership and Strategic Thinking

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The subject draws together the areas of leadership and strategy by considering how managers shape the future of organisations through strategic thinking and analysis, developing and deploying strategy, and influencing the organistion through effective leadership practices to achieve a desired future. The critical links between the art of leadership, the creativity of thinking, and the science of strategy will be examined and practiced. The emphasis of the subject will be on examining leadership paradigms and strategy development within relevant contexts, identifying barriers and investigating relevant issues within those contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and critically appraise paradigms, context, barriers and major issues of leadership and strategy within an increasingly dynamic and dispersed world;
  • Identify and practice at the individual level, essential critical creative strategic thinking tools of holistic understanding of the organisation and its environment; creativity; and organisational direction within a context-sensitive environment;
  • Apply at the organisational level, critical creative strategic thinking tools of fostering organisational dialogue and engaging the ingenuity and creativity of individual employees within a context-sensitive environment;
  • Use industry analysis tools;
  • Consider the process of strategy development and implementation to sustain strategic advantage.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3774

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux, Mr Dwight Lemke.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (25% - 45%); quizzes or tests (10% - 25%); assignments (45% - 50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux, Mr Dwight Lemke.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (25% - 45%); quizzes or tests (10% - 25%); assignments (45% - 50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (25% - 45%); quizzes or tests (10% - 25%); assignments (45% - 50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (25% - 45%); quizzes or tests (10% - 25%); assignments (45% - 50%).

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.