MPL700 - Leadership Practice with Impact

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Jeff Shao
Trimester 2: Andrew Noblet
Trimester 3: Florian Klonek
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M597, M797, S589, S689, S789


Incompatible with: MPM771
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including online content for each topic which is available on demand.


This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn.


This unit is designed for students undertaking studies in leadership. The purpose of the unit is to deliver a thorough grounding in the main leadership theories, concepts, and issues. It is intended as an introduction to leadership and will be the theoretical foundation upon which other leadership units are built. As such, it would normally be the first leadership unit that students take. It is delivered wholly online, so students take full responsibility for their own learning and progress. Through readings, short online video lectures, interactive comments sections, and guided online individual activities, students will engage with leadership theories and to apply them to their personal circumstances

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Synthesise leadership theories and critique their application in authentic leadership contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply theories to address leadership problems in a rapidly changing global environment. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship


Analyse their own leadership role and make recommendations for change.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) 
Part A: Report (Research)
Part B: Report (Research)

Part A: 500 words
Part B: 500 words

Part A: 10%
Part B: 10%
Week 5
Assessment 2: (Individual)
Part A: Report (Analytical)
Part B: Report (Analytical)
Part A: 500 words
Part B: 500 words
Part A: 10%
Part B: 10%
Week 9

Assessment 3: (Individual) Report (Business)

3000 words 60%  Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPL700 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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