EDEM669-19S1 (D) Semester One 2019 (Distance)

Leading and Managing Decision-Making in Organisations

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


Participants will engage with current thinking and practice around decision-making in organisations and will develop skill in identifying, critically evaluating and using diverse decision-making models. This course is designed for those who hold, or aspire to, positional leadership. Drawing on theories of organisational psychology, culture and change management, participants will solve an organisational problem, negotiating the dynamics of planned and unplanned change, and change resistance.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Identify the key factors at play in the external environment in terms of leading organisational management and decision-making
  • Critically evaluate decision-making models and their fitness for purpose
  • Justify ethical principles that underpin decision-making
  • Understand and apply knowledge of power and political dimensions at macro and micro levels in both decision-making and change
  • Complete a critical review, which includes an assessment of bi-cultural commitments in leadership and management actions, in the context of a significant organizational challenge
  • Formulate a detailed change process to lead in addressing an existing organizational problem.


Subject to approval from the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 05 Apr 2019 45% Apply two decision-making models to an organisational challenge. (LO 2, 3, 4) This will be due by 11pm on 5 April 2019.
Assignment 2 11 Jun 2019 45% Develop a detailed change management process to implement the resulting decision. Course members will be required to show how principles of the Treaty of Waitangi can be translated into inclusive practices in the action plan accompanying the assignment. (LO 5, 6) This will be due by 5pm on 11 June 2019.
Online forum participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,847.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

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