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Management and Leadership

A Management and Leadership major provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand how organisations work and the critical role of managers within them. Management and leadership are commonly understood as (i) the process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisational members; and (ii) deploying resources inside and outside the organisation to achieve set objectives. The study of management and leadership includes building knowledge in important areas such as developing and implementing strategy, driving organisational change and leading teams to achieve organisational objectives.

Options for studying Management and Leadership

Major and minor in Management and Leadership

Management and Leadership is available as both Table A major and minor options in the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce.

The Management and Leadership major and minor are also available to students not enrolled in a Commerce degree through the shared pool (Table S) - see the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook for details.

Please note. Students cannot complete both a major and a minor in management for their degree.

The requirements for the major and minor in Management and Leadership can be found in the Unit of study table.

For progression guides for the major/minor, please log into Canvas and refer to Progression Examples.

Honours in Work and Organisational Studies

Honours study in Work and Organisational Studies is available to eligible students who complete an Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management or Management and Leadership major. For eligibility requirements and details of the admissions application process, students should refer to the Current Students Honours page.

The units of study required for Honours in Work and Organisational Studies can be found in the Honours unit of study table.

Major learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Management and Leadership major students will be able to:

Major learning outcome
1. Explain key theories, models and concepts in management and their application in various organisational contexts.
2. Identify misconceptions and alternative views of various management frameworks and their implications for professional practice.
3. Evaluate the roles and strategies of different stakeholders in diverse business contexts, and the implications in various sectors.
4. Question and assess current management approaches and challenges in a range of business contexts and for various stakeholders.
5. Apply theories and frameworks to analyse and provide solutions to authentic problems or strategies for improvement in organisational behaviour.
6. Apply appropriate strategies to communicate effectively in various modes (orally, in writing and in group contexts) and through various formats (e.g., case study analysis, report writing, presentations, reflective journals etc.).
7. Practice self-awareness, presentation skills, individual autonomy and accountability in the delivery of outputs. (e.g. business plans).

Further information

For further information regarding study in Management and Leadership at the University of Sydney, please refer to the Study management page.