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Examination of effective management of human capital, and leadership as determinants of project success. Students explore theories and practices of contemporary leadership and management. Various leadership styles will be canvassed and applied reflexively within the context of project management. In this unit, you will study:

  • The Evolution of Western Management and Leadership Theory
  • Positive, Transformational and Authentic Leadership and Managing Culture and Inclusion
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
  • Politics and Philosophy in Leadership
  • Contemporary Project Leadership
  • Reflective Practice in Project Leadership

Learning outcomes

  • Critically assess leadership style, management skills, communication skills and ethical decision making, both personally and within the context of managing projects
  • Apply individual and team working skills, knowledge and conceptual models in the context of managing projects
  • Critically analyse contemporary project management literature concerning the roles of leaders and managers in affecting projects and achieving project management goals
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage in continuous reflection and learning and apply that reflexivity within the context of project management


You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Journal: 40%
  • Report: 60%


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 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.