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BUSS2000: Leading and Influencing in Business

This unit of study introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to successfully lead and influence people in an increasingly global and diverse workplace. Unit content is drawn from relevant theories and evidence with students applying the underpinning principles from these theories to develop effective interpersonal skills, self-reflective practices, self-development goals and plans, leadership and employability skills. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are important to building a career regardless of disciplinary specialisation. Example topics include: the importance of understanding and reflecting on one's own values and career goals/interests, communication, teamwork, ethical and social responsibility, inclusive leadership, cultural awareness and competency, as well as professional skills.

Code BUSS2000
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain/Integrate/Apply theory and research in the practice of leading and influencing people in a rapidly changing global business environment.
  • LO2. Identify successful practice, critically evaluate the evidence from the literature and engage in self-reflection to better lead and influence others and to make decisions towards a successful business career.
  • LO3. Reflect on your core values, interests and strengths, and how these influence approaches to complex interpersonal challenges and impact on career preferences, choices and person-organisation fit.
  • LO4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using various modes of interpersonal communication including presentations and writing for different audiences.
  • LO5. Collaborate effectively with others by applying teamwork strategies and acknowledge how understanding and appreciating individual and cultural differences can enable effective teamwork and increase interdisciplinary effectiveness.
  • LO6. Illustrate ways to make a positive impact on the business environment, influence and lead others effectively and ethically, and to plan for a sustainable and ethical career.