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BDBC901 Organisational Leadership and Change

The principles of leadership styles and success; how attitudes can impact on individual and organisational performance; corporate cultures; the principles of organisational change, how it is implemented and leading change.

Paper title Organisational Leadership and Change
Paper code BDBC901
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,403.61
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Limited to
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Teaching staff
To be confirmed
Paper Structure
  • Issues of leadership theory and modern leadership approaches
  • Management development
  • Nature of organisational change and types of change contexts
  • Change and the role of organisational performance
Teaching Arrangements
Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Environmental literacy, Cultural understanding, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

  1. A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical contribution of a variety of leadership styles on effective leadership and on organisational and individual performance
  2. A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of change context
  3. A highly developed understanding of current theory and practice to maximise effective decision making, motivation, group performance, networking and hard and soft skill building in leadership roles
  4. A highly developed understanding of the impact of power and politics on leadership effectiveness and follower behaviour, including in implementing organisational change
  5. Highly developed mastery of case-based problem solving relating to leadership challenges and opportunities, including those relating to the implementation of organisational change

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system