APSY622-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

The Psychology of Leadership in Organisations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


The main objective of this course is to familiarise the students with the content domain of Leadership in organisations. A historic overview of the main Leadership theories is provided and integrated with contemporary research. These theories are also discussed in relation to their application to current challenges and as opportunities for leaders and employees to engage with leadership development.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, you should:

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of seminal leadership theories, and be able to expand on traditional leadership frameworks, contemporary western models and theories of leadership, and indigenous leadership models.
  • Critically evaluate the quality of and biases in published leadership research, attending to multiple interpretive lenses and perspectives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the applications and limitations of leadership research to organisational practice.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of leadership research to practical workplace situations while considering its limitations and applications to the future of work.


Entry is subject to approval by the Head of School


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Joana R C Kuntz


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum Posts 8% Forum Posts
In-class Case Studies 18% In-class Case Studies
Case Analysis 36% Case Analysis
Personal Leadership Development Plan 38% Personal Leadership Development Plan

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings for lectures will be provided online via LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,145.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 20

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

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