Leadership and Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit gives you a thorough grounding in leadership and management theory, with a focus on self-development. You will gain the skills necessary to improve your managerial effectiveness in an organisational setting by examining different approaches to leadership.

Provided over 12 weeks by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, the unit encourages you to think creatively about leadership and contemplate the qualities required for successful management. It emphasises the difference between leadership and management skills, and demonstrates how each skill set contributes to an efficient and harmonious workplace.

You will learn how to increase your influence with colleagues, direct reports and other stakeholders. You will also improve self-awareness with regards to emotions, strengths and weaknesses. Finally, you will learn about your ethical duties as managers, and how to minimise personal and organisational risk.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course you must have successfully completed, or currently be enrolled in the following unit, or enrol in the following unit to study at the same time:

  • Introduction to Business Management

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Areas of study

In this Leadership and Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Managerial leadership and sound reasoning
  • The paradoxes of management
  • The complexities of business
  • The challenges of leadership
  • The lessons of practice
  • Self awareness
  • Emotional awareness
  • Cultural awareness
  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Motivating and developing
  • Influencing and communicating
  • Improving and mastering

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, RMIT University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is designed for people who wish to progress their career in a managerial position. It fosters leadership skills, self-awareness and creative approaches to management.

Completing this unit, you will learn about different management styles, including the competency approaches, and how these facilitate personal development. You will learn to identify your own and others' strengths and weaknesses, and how to increase your influence within an organisation.

Upon completion, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical duties of managers, including how to minimise organisational and personal risk.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Leadership and Management from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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