• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Medicine, Commerce, Econometrics, Economic History, Information Systems
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sally Curtis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course examines the range of ways that leaders have a social impact in everyday social interactions with others through to making strategic decisions that impact a range of stakeholders. Drawing on research from a range of disciplines including organisational psychology, sociology, philosophy, and management science students taking this course will acquire knowledge and practical skills to enable them to grapple with ethical dilemmas and exercise power to achieve organisational outcomes and create a more equitable and inclusive society.

Specifically, the course focuses on developing the following leader capabilities:

  • Intrapersonal – problem solving and decision-making when value-conflicts exist, personal courage to speak-up, resilience for personal wellbeing, being proactive.
  • Interpersonal – understanding power dynamics in society and organisations, emotional intelligence, conflict management when value-conflicts arise.
  • Management – managing complexity, advocating for change, critical thinking and strategic management.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify through research the range of ways that leaders have a social impact (Ask & Remember);
  2. Explain how leaders can use and abuse power (Acquire & Understand);
  3. Critique relevant pro-social leadership theories and the role of leaders in achieving a positive societal impact (Appraise & Adapt);
  4. Integrate frameworks to make decisions involving ethical dilemmas (Aggregate & Analyse);
  5. Consider the intra- and interpersonal competencies involved with achieving a positive social impact (Apply & Evaluate); and
  6. Develop personal awareness by reflecting on the leadership capability required to make decisions that balance social and economic goals (Assess & Create).

Other Information

This course was formerly known as the 7000-level course by the same name (MGMT7062 Leading for Social Impact). Students who have MGMT7062 in their Study Requirements are permitted to substitute with this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MGMT7062.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Preliminary Reading

Additional information about the indicative readings (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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 Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9086 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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