MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership (8)

This subject explores local, indigenous and international leadership thinking and practices. It invites students to reach beyond westernised cultures to apply novel perspectives on the perplexing leadership challenges of a globalised world. There is a particular emphasis on the ethical and ecosystem dimensions of leadership for healthy organisations, communities and other social systems. Students will explore the dynamic nature and complexity of contemporary issues and how leadership can respond. Students will reflect on historical, cultural, economic and sociocultural influences on leadership and use these insights for planning culturally appropriate and sustainable interventions in the face of contemporary global challenges.


Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT559. 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 Business

Enrolment Restrictions

Post graduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

MGM501 & MGT599

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to research and evaluate how leadership is mobilised in relation to a range of contemporary global challenges;
  • be able to critically evaluate interventions for contemporary global leadership challenges through analysis, planning and self-reflection;
  • be able to build a theoretical framework for the practice of leadership in the face of contemporary challenges; and
  • be able to develop and apply ethical, ecoleadership interventions in response to leadership challenges.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Dimensions of global leadership
  • Contemporary global leadership challenges
  • Towards global leadership practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT559 in Session 3 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Leadership issue focus area
Contemporary leadership issues in the media
Leadership issue report
Case: critical, collective & reflective practice

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.