JST452 Intelligence Management (8)

This subject equips the student with a comprehensive understanding of management principles relevant to the intelligence setting. Key general management and leadership concepts (including organisational structure, staffing issues and goal setting) will be examined, and applied to the intelligence context. Students will explore current issues and challenges in the management of intelligence functions, including staff development & training and making intelligence actionable. Intelligence Management is a subject that is relevant to leaders and managers working across different intelligence contexts; including policing, national security, defence and the private sector.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST452. 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


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

Students have undertaken or be undertaking JST450.  It is advantageous for the student to have some knowledge of basic intelligence theory and practice though this is not essential to complete the subject successfully.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate and reflect on the application of contemporary leadership and management theory in the intelligence context;
  • be able to identify and critically reflect on the key challenges for manager of intelligence units, how these differ from challenges faced by practitioners, and recommend solutions;
  • be able to identify and critically reflect on challenges for intelligence managers when engaging with stakeholders and external organisations and how these might be managed; and
  • be able to demonstrates the communication, literacy, numeracy, research, and digital skills required of a competent, professional intelligence analyst.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Topic 1 What is management:
  • Topic 2 Managing intelligence unit
  • Topic 3 Issues in intelligence management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST452 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Case study
Research paper
Forum participation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.