Available in 2018, 2019
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Leading and managing people in a globally integrated and interdependent world is complex. Increasingly, people may live and work across many sites, regions, or countries in their lifetimes. They may work as employees, contractors, consultants; in a single organisation, across a complex supply chain or multi-national organisation; and in many different vocational or professional capacities. Managing this great variety presents challenges. In this course, students will identify, evaluate and analyse the key leadership and management activities that are central in successfully leading and managing people in modern business environments. Special attention will be paid to the role leadership can play in developing the right skills, generating motivation, and creating the appropriate workplace environment and supportive structures for managing people.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2019
  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically evaluate key leadership theories and their value in a a practical management context

2. Investigate leadership and management challenges in balancing personal, professional and organisational values and ethical problems associated in creating a high performance work system

3. Analyse how leaders can build employee commitment and involvement through appropriate structures and policies

4. Manage core capabilities and mobility issues of people in a multicultural workforce

5. Evaluate the role of language and communication in managing a global workforce


The content in this course includes the following:

  • Theory and applications of leadership in a multicultural workplace
  • Leadership capabilities in a globalized world
  • Role of leadership in change
  • Ambidextrous leadership for growth and innovation
  • Creating high performance work systems
  • Leading at the top- top management teams
  • Developing and motivating people
  • Creating an environment for empowerment, commitment and involvement
  • Retaining and managing star performers
  • Language and communication strategies in leading and managing people
  • Developing personal and professional competencies for managing and leading people


To enrol in this course you must be active in the Master of Business Administration (Global) program (40160).

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Position Paper

Essay: Individual Reflections

Report: Case Analysis Report

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

This course consists of 36 hours lecturer-guided instruction per teaching period, offered in three hour workshops per week.