Leadership and Decision Making

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Leadership and Decision Making

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, International Management, Leadership

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course will introduce you to various theories and models of leadership and decision making in organisations. The course explores the psychological, behavioural, structural and cultural issues that leaders face when making decisions as well as develop your knowledge and skills required in various situations.
    This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed through in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  

    • Critically evaluate the leadership and decision making theories and models in various organisational situations;
    • Examine and discuss current issues in leadership and decision making models in a range of organisational settings;
    • Integrate and apply leadership and decision making theories and models in the contemporary workplace situations;
    • Identify and analyse the social and ethical responsibilities related to the leadership and decision making;
    • Use critical self-reflection and feedback of others to identify and act on opportunities for learning.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes, assignments, prescribed readings, sourcing, researching and analysing specific information, solving problems, conducting presentations, producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    • Assessment Task 1: 10% 
    • Assessment Task 2: 50% 
    • Assessment Task 3: 40% 

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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