Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Course code MNGT3003Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

The nature of leadership and entrepreneurship exposes differences and similarities evident in the behaviours, strategies and achievements of leaders across a wide range of settings, including organisational size, industry type, strategic focus, and cultural orientation. The theories and practices in modern global organisations, inclusive of those strategies underpinning entrepreneurship, not just within new, independent small businesses, but also within medium-size and larger organisations are examined. Students engage in critical analysis, discussion and experiential exercises developing valued professional knowledge and attributes.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Apply theories underpinning the examination of leadership in group-based and organisational settings
2. Analyse and distinguish between the processes of entrepreneurship practiced in differing types of organisations
3. Appreciate critical differences inherent in leader behaviours according to social, cultural and contextual settings
4. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the knowledge, skills and motivational profiles necessary for successful
entrepreneurial act
5. Employ inquiry processes to examine and analyse the interrelationships between leadership and entrepreneurship in the
modern commercial world
6. Appreciate that analysis of leadership and entrepreneurship systems and paradigms can promote personal reflection and
7. Engage in independent and collaborative work processes to critique, negotiate and communicate leadership and
entrepreneurship understanding.
ContentLectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
1. Developments in leadership theories and paradigms
2. Knowledge, skills and motivational profiles of successful entrepreneurs in a variety of business contexts
3. The leader as expert, philosopher, psychologist, motivator, generalist manager, visionary, or entrepreneur; international differences and preferences
4. Organisational change and leadership
5. Economic versatility and volatility; and their respective identifiable impacts upon entrepreneurial success
6. Transformational leadership; achievements and failures
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces BUSN2550 Leadership in Contemporary Organisations and BUSN2200 New Venture Creation and
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have successfully completed BUSN2550 and BUSN2200.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIRHR1001 Managing the Organisation
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay and case study
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MNGT3003