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MMBA8075 – Leadership Practice and Development

2021 – Term 4, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(Admission to MBA or GradCertMgtPostMBA or GradDipMgt) and 30cp at 8000 level
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit focuses on the nature and practice of leadership and the development of the leadership capabilities necessary to operate effectively in complex and rapidly changing organisational environments. It deals with a variety of leader behaviours and capabilities reflecting self-leadership, the leadership of others, and leadership within broader organisational and business contexts.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Critically reflect on and analyse your leadership skills and development needs required for successful organisational performance.
  • ULO2: Diagnose and develop the leadership capabilities required for career success in contemporary organisations.
  • ULO3: Collaborate effectively to critically reflect on and analyse contemporary leadership ideas and models to inform leadership practice.

General Assessment Information

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

(Presentations)

Students who are absent for the oral presentation will score zero for this assessment task.

This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Reflective Report 30% No November 7 2021
Reflective presentation 40% No November 14 2021
Reflective Essay 30% No November 26 2021

Reflective Report

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: November 7 2021
Weighting: 30%

 

In up to 2000 words, this assessment evaluates students’ ability to critically reflect on the leadership ideas and practices that they have learned in this unit.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Critically reflect on and analyse your leadership skills and development needs required for successful organisational performance.

Reflective presentation

Assessment Type 1: Presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: November 14 2021
Weighting: 40%

 

This assessment evaluates students’ ability to critically analyse real-life leadership examples. Students will submit a written report (up to 2000 words) and give an individual oral presentation (up to 5 minutes).

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Collaborate effectively to critically reflect on and analyse contemporary leadership ideas and models to inform leadership practice.

Reflective Essay

Assessment Type 1: Qualitative analysis task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: November 26 2021
Weighting: 30%

 

In up to 2000 words, this assessment evaluates students’ ability to apply the leadership knowledge learned in this unit to produce a personal roadmap for their leadership and career development.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Diagnose and develop the leadership capabilities required for career success in contemporary organisations.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Textbook

There is no required text for this unit.

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.