• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
  • Areas of interest International Business, Management, Marketing
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Giles Hirst
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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The course aims to give postgraduate students who have demonstrated or shown potential as leaders a wide understanding of styles of leadership and influence. In line with the interdisciplinary and peer-learning ethos of Vice-Chancellor courses, students will be exposed to the varying perspectives on leadership and influence.

The wide range of leadership activities that students enrolling in Vice-Chancellor courses have been involved in has been extraordinary. VCPG6003 will aim to bring postgraduate students together and use peer-learning strategies to allow students to share their varying experiences and perspectives on leadership. VCPG6003 will target:
1. postgraduate students interested in exploring various models and styles of leadership, and
2. students who have already demonstrated leadership or leadership potential.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course students will be able to:
1      Evaluate and understand the application of different disciplinary and cultural models of leadership and influence.
2      Demonstrate high level skills in working in teams; facilitate learning and provide developmental feedback to others.
3      Communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms and be able to quickly sum up key issues emerging from discussions/meetings.
4      Formulate a clear personal set of values about leadership and models of leadership.
5      Demonstrate and apply knowledge learnt to understand and engage a senior or influential leader.
6      Analyse your learning processes and reflect on, plan and resource your learning.
7      Apply a wide repertoire of leadership skills in a range of contexts including formal and informal settings and face-to-face and online environments.

Indicative Assessment

1. Facilitating a tutorial 20% - Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,6,7
2. Oral presentation at the end of course on what you have learnt about leadership and influence 10% - Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,6
3. Group research project to be presented to the Vice-Chancellor on how to enhance the ANU student experience 20% - Learning Outcomes: 1,4,6,7
4. Learning Portfolio due in two stages – stage one 20%, and stage two 30% - Learning Outcomes: 4,5,6

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Students will be expected to attend two hours of tutorials and two hours of lectures a week plus a once off workshop in preparation for facilitating a tutorial.

Assumed Knowledge

Course entry to be based on application statement and reference and judged on evidence of leadership/influence experience and/or potential.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3987 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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