Master of Governance and Leadership

Master of Governance and Leadership

Handbook year

2019

Course code

117704

Course type

Master Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF 7 bachelor degree with 4 years relevant employment/work experience* or:

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean of the College of Business, Law and Governance, as equivalent to above.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

* Employment/work experience: Applicants must have a minimum four (4) years full time employment/work experience in management, governance or leadership roles.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Post admission
requirements

A computer (with webcam) and internet access is required

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Master of Governance and Leadership, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyse critically and reflect to demonstrate mastery and integrated understanding of   governance and leadership concepts and theories
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise information, issues, and problems with concepts and theories in relation to governance and leadership practices
  • Communicate and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and ideas that contribute to and advance understandings and ethical practices in governance and leadership
  • Research and apply established theories to a range of governance and   leadership practices and settings
  • Generate and explore creative solutions for complex real world challenges
  • Plan, execute, and interpret a substantial research-based project that captures   governance and/or leadership challenges.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

CP5635:03 Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship

LB5525:03 Conflict Analysis

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5244:03 Legal Institutions and Governance

LB5241:03 Leadership

PL5002:03 Policy Analysis and Management

LB5243:03 State Society and Governance

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project

OPTION 1 – Research

RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies

RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies

or

OPTION 2 – Major

Select a Major from Table A

or

OPTION 3 – Customised

Select 12 credit points of Level 5 subjects in consultation with and subject to approval by the course co-ordinator

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Conflict Management and Resolution

Townsville

External

 

Economics 

Townsville

External

 

Leadership 

Townsville

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Not Applicable

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination/assessment in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Advanced standing may be granted for the following:

  • AQF level 8 in a cognate* discipline  (12 Credit Points)

or

  • Other qualifications or practical experience   recognised by the Dean of the College of Business, Law and Governance (up to   12 Credit Points)

* Cognate disciplines: may include specific disciplines such as business, commerce, law and conflict management but may also include any degree where the content is considered relevant to this course.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for any subjects, where there is subject equivalence between the awards

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

Approved abbreviation

MGovLead

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who successfully complete this course including the research subjects RM8101 and RM8102 (and who produce outputs graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better for these subjects) may be eligible to apply for entry to a PhD, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course providing they have met relevant University standards for entry and met advanced standing guidelines.

Special Awards

Not applicable