The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. Church-related, not-for-profit organisations and other organisations require effective leadership informed by the social sciences and a developing body of knowledge concerning management, leadership and organisations.
A Master of Leadership and Management focuses on providing advanced training in management theory and practice, emphasising the ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of leadership and management.
One-and-a-half years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year.
Twelve units totalling 72 credit points
Mode of delivery
A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides the opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction.
Lecturers and the course coordinator are available to communicate with students by phone or email.
Master of Leadership and Management
The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 062227A). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS National Code (2007).
A Bachelor degree or equivalent or satisfactory completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management plus at least two years’ employment experience in an appropriate leadership or management role. In exceptional circumstances, students may be admitted on the basis of equivalent qualifications as assessed by the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Education, Business and Science. An official transcript must accompany every application form. Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form.
This is a twelve-unit study program. All units are worth 6 credit points (unless otherwise specified) each with a notional workload of 150 hours.