Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity is an online unit provided by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, that is designed to enable you to conceptualise the challenges of chaos and complexity in organisational culture.

In particular, you will be taught how to develop a culture of flexibility and adaptability that supports sustainable business practices. You will explore problem solving methodologies and consider how to apply them to chaotic environments, while also learning about embedding organisational and individual resilience.

Finally, you will critically analyse leadership and managerial competencies in relation to organisational sustainability agendas. You will also be encouraged to consider how social capital and teamwork are key elements of sustainable business practices in the face of complex global agendas.

Eligibility

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

  • Graduate Certificate of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce

Areas of study

In the management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The changing reality for leaders and pressure for change in complexity
  • Leadership models in business context
  • The leader as communicator and relationship builder
  • Shaping culture and leading change
  • From organisational transformation and development to managing behaviour in constant change and complexity
  • Leadership and management in complexity
  • Responsible leadership and sustainability competencies
  • Features of complexity in organisations
  • Creating social capital in complexity: implications for team dynamics
  • Responding to change: perception, attitude and personality
  • Responding to change: neotic behaviour and change management
  • Responding to change: ambiguity, stress, cognitive performance and sense-making
  • Responding to change: motivation, empowerment and employee engagement
  • Change readiness and resistance to change
  • Organisational and individual resilience: coping with constant change
  • Triple bottom line and beyond: sustainable management of people in complexity for competitive advantage
  • Beyond CSR: implications for responsible leadership

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Commerce, Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce, Swinburne University
  • Master of Commerce, Swinburne 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?

Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity has broad utility across a range of commerce and business-related careers. By teaching you to prepare for and respond to complex change within business organisations, the unit will prepare you for a variety of challenging situations you could face in your profession.

Managers and business leaders will find this unit to be particularly beneficial to their professional development.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity from Swinburne 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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