You’ll critically assess your leadership, management, communication and ethical decision-making skills within the context of managing projects. This unit explores theories and practices behind effective management of people and projects, and draws upon various management styles as examples for reflection and assessment.

Contemporary literature will be analysed to determine the role of leaders and managers in affecting projects and achieving goals. Students will need to demonstrate the ability to engage in self-reflection and acknowledge the effectiveness of multiple management styles.

In this unit, you will study:

  • The evolution of western management and leadership theory
  • Positive, transformational and authentic leadership
  • Managing culture as leaders
  • Ethical leadership and decision-making
  • Politics and philosophy in leadership
  • Reflective practice in project leadership.


Please refer to the teaching and assessment breakdown for this unit.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Project Management.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.