The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Over all aim of this course is to provide the students with a sound theoretical base towards effective practices in leading and managing educational organizations from a strategic perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership and strategic management including strategic planning.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Enhance the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, best practices and current literature relating to leadership and strategic management;

2. Assist the development of skills, competencies and critical and strategic thinking to be pro-active and effective leaders and managers with a commitment to continuous improvement; and

3. Encourage the adoption of flexible styles of leadership with empowerment and strategic planning to energise the staff towards the creation of efficient & effective organisations.


This course provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ten broad topics.These include: The Leader and the Art of Leading; How to Select an Appropriate Leadership Style; Leadership of Professionally Staffed Organizations; Leading and Managing Organizations; Leading and Managing Change; the Concept of Strategic Management; Strategic Management Perspectives, Levels & Modes of Strategy; Managing Strategically; and Strategic Planning.


This course has similarities to EDUC6116. If you have successfully completed EDUC6116 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: written assignment

Written Assignment: Major written assessment