MGM501 Theory to Practice of Leadership (8)

This subject introduces students to the key issues, concerns and theories of leadership, and supports students to build a theoretical framework in the context of, and for, the practice of their own leadership. The subject will guide students in their study of leadership by encouraging self-analysis and the articulation of their own personal and ethical values.
The subject will explore a broad range of leadership approaches using them as a lens with which to view leadership. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with leadership and management research by applying leadership theory to their own practice and/or experience of leadership.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGM501. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

MGT599 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to research and evaluate a range of leadership perspectives and critical management theory;
  • be able to identify and articulate different ways of framing leadership;
  • be able to identify own personal and ethical values through self-reflection;
  • be able to build a theoretical leadership framework for work and/or non-work contexts; and
  • be able to identify opportunities to apply leadership concepts to practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • From management to leadership
  • Leading in context
  • Emerging perspectives on leadership

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.