• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Business Administration
  • Specialisation code LEAD-SPEC

Graduates with a specialisation in Leadership will learn to combine foundational knowledge of core theory and best practices in Leadership, which will form the basis for independent lifelong learning.

It will prepare graduates for careers such as (but not limited to):

  • Team Leader
  • APS6 / EL1 / EL2
  • Aspiring and Executive leaders across any discipline

Graduate Knowledge

Graduates with a specialisation in Leadership will have a coherent body of knowledge of the fundamental principles of leadership, and an understanding of conceptual frameworks as a basis for future discovery in education and practice.

Graduate Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Leadership will have:

  • Interpersonal skills for managing, motivating, and inspiring others;
  • Intrapersonal skills for building resilience, and understanding self;
  • Ethical and moral decision making ability;
  • Management skills such as emotional intelligence;
  • Ability to build personal leadership identity;
  • Ability for leading and managing change;
  • Networking skills; and,
  • Evidence-based decision making skills.

In addition to these, students will also develop:

  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and explore knowledge, and insights into relevant applications;
  • Technical skills to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental applications with insight and creativity;
  • Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking, creative problem solving and evidence led judgement in recognising, and addressing problems; and,
  • Communication skills to present concise and coherent exposition of knowledge, and to convey ideas in an appropriate language for business audiences.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Leadership will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills

  • with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship;
  • to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and,
  • with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and reflect on evidence to inform decision making

  2. Explore opportunities and novel solutions to challenges

  3. Work effectively with others to resolve challenges

  4. Adapt to complex and uncertain situations

  5. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders

  6. Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment

  7. Demonstrate ethical behaviour and make principled decisions

  8. Apply essential knowledge and skills in the area of leadership

Other Information

Please keep in mind that courses can not be double counted towards multiple specialisations. For students who wish to complete the Management Essentials Specialisation, you will need to select another course from the restricted elective list (for example, MGMT7153) instead of MGMT8270.

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Due to changes in course codes, students are permitted the following substitutions:
   MGMT7061 High Performance Teams -> MGMT8061 High Performance Teams
   MGMT7062 Leading for Social Impact -> MGMT8063 Leading for Social Impact

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:


18 units from the completion of courses from the following list:

MGMT7061 - High Performance Teams (6 units)

MGMT7060 - Thought Leadership in Organisations (6 units)

MGMT7062 - Leading for Social Impact (6 units)


6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

MGMT7153 - Core Leadership (6 units)

MGMT8270 - Leading People and Change (6 units)

VCPG6003 - Leadership and Influence in a Complex World (6 units)

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