MGMT2010 – Leadership in Management

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances


As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

Download as PDF
Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Deborah Howlett
Credit points Credit points
Prerequisites Prerequisites
MGMT1002 or BBA102
Corequisites Corequisites
MGMT1011 or BBA111
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces students to the tools of self-reflection in respect of them understanding themselves and the foundations of leadership. Students will develop skills to manage teams and better develop their leadership behaviour capabilities. Additionally, students will be considering the cultural, political, ethical and organisational implications of the ideas and practices of leadership.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Identify and analyse the nature and origins of leadership.
  • ULO2: Apply self-reflection to leadership challenges.
  • ULO3: Examine effective practices and strategies to develop sustainable team relationships in a collaborative working environment.
  • ULO4: Identify and analyse ethical leadership issues in a management context.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessments must also be submitted through the relevant submission link on iLearn. No extensions will be granted. 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 (for example, 25 hours late in submission incurs a 20% penalty). Late submissions will be accepted up to 96 hours after the  due date and time.

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
Essay 40% No Week 6
Written Report and reflective writing 60% No Various Dates


Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 6
Weighting: 40%


Students will write an essay of up to 2,000 words on leadership.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and analyse the nature and origins of leadership.
  • Identify and analyse ethical leadership issues in a management context.

Written Report and reflective writing

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: Various Dates
Weighting: 60%


This task will have three parts - a group written report, a self reflection task and peer evaluations.

The group report is worth 30% and is no more than 2000 words.

The self-reflection task is worth 20%. The self-reflection will be of up to 750 words.

The peer evaluation is worth 10%.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and analyse the nature and origins of leadership.
  • Apply self-reflection to leadership challenges.
  • Examine effective practices and strategies to develop sustainable team relationships in a collaborative working environment.
  • Identify and analyse ethical leadership issues in a management context.

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 Writing Centre 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 text

The set text for the unit is: Singh, R., 2018. Rise Warrior Rise. 1st ed. Sydney: Populis.

Unit web page

The web page for this unit can be found at:

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer with audio and video functions and familiarise themselves with iLearn (  Access to reliable internet services and sufficient network bandwith to participate in Zoom tutorials as required.

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

If you have difficulties logging on to iLearn, please contact the university's technical support staff. Do not contact the lecturer or tutors, as they are not able to help you with technical queries.

Students are expected to check their university email account and contact the teaching staff through it. Gmail, Hotmail, and other personal email accounts are often blocked through the university's spam filter; communicating through such emails risks your query not being answered.

Delivery Format and Other Details

  • Number and length of classes: A lecture will be recorded on Echo 360 for each week of the semester. Additionally, each tutorial class will have a tutorial with their tutor at their scheduled tutorial time, each week unless indicated otherwise in the lecture and tutorial schedule. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s)
  • Tutorials will commence in Week 2.
  • The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via a Leganto link on the iLearn Unit page 

Inherent Requirements


Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central ( 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 ( 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 ( and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct:


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 or if you are a Global MBA student contact

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit

Learning Skills

Learning Skills ( 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 Services and 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.

Student Enquiries

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at

If you are a Global MBA student contact

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit

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.