Leading People and Organisations is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with RMIT University. The central aim of the unit is to empower you to lead an organisation by understanding the key theoretical principles of leadership and management. The teaching approach is investigative, providing you with the autonomy to develop and evaluate your own ideas, much like working a management role in the real world.
To begin with, you will learn the classic schools of managerial thought, analysing the extent to which they are still valid in the context of a changing cultural climate. Following this, you will explore cross-cultural leadership and diversity, and the primacy of emotional intelligence in management. Furthermore, you will also develop skills for effective decision-making and problem solving – key requirements for any managerial role.
Ultimately, Leading People and Organisations will teach you the concept of leadership, what is expected of you, and how to negotiate the pitfalls of leading an organisation. You will finish the unit with a diverse knowledge of management, how to negotiate its complexities, and the confidence to ultimately lead an organisation yourself.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), RMIT University
MBA (Executive), RMIT University
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:
Business in a Global Context
You should also ensure that you have not completed either of the following two units, as they are considered academically equivalent:
Managing People, Relationships and Performance
Leadership and Management
Areas of study
In this Leading People and Organisations unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction: schools of managerial thought
Cross-cultural leadership and diversity
Managing others: emotional intelligence in the workplace, social competence
Managing others: employee motivation and performance
Complete this unit with a deep and informed understanding of the principles of leadership and management; autonomous study and evaluation will help develop your own ideas, establishing your own unique leadership style. From an employer’s perspective, they can feel confident in letting you take the reins of a department, or even the whole business, because you have studied to lead at postgraduate level.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Leading People and Organisations 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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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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