Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Professional Leadership and Management
- CRICOS Code: 088481F
What will I study?
You will study coursework subjects within the Master of Management program covering a broad spectrum of management activities.
The subjects will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge to help you become a successful manager and leader, in areas such as: business decision making, motivating and leading people through to developing organisational strategies and understanding markets and guide the management of organisations.
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Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this diploma.
Core for ALL STUDENTS
- Management Competencies12.5
This subject will give you an opportunity to assess and develop your general management knowledge and skills. We will focus on practical concepts and frameworks , and experiential learning interventions, to enhance your capacity for communication and decision making, for engaging and motivating individuals and teams, and for effectively dealing with conflict and change.
- Business Analysis & Decision Making12.5
Business Analysis & Decision Making
This subject introduces students to the different types of information that business analysts and decision makers gather, and how that information is processed to make effective business decisions. A wide range of strategic and operational business problems and decisions will be considered, from fields such as financial management, marketing, human resource management, supply chain management and international business. The subject explores how organisations gather and generate multiple forms of information, and how this information is analysed and converted into useful knowledge via individual judgement and organisational learning processes. In applying empirical and analytical approaches to practical situations, students will develop insights into both the nature of the business problems as well as methods that are used for identifying and evaluating alternative solutions. The subject content will include conceptual foundations, practical tools, and case studies to discuss the costs, benefits and risks of the various analytical methods that will be introduced.
Agri-organisations rely on organisational leadership as the basis for meeting the challenges of the industry sector and managing a dynamic workplace. Managers require an understanding of the leadership implications of the trends, issues and constraints relevant to their sector.
This subject focuses on the leadership role of managers in small, medium or large organisations involved in the agricultural value chain (e.g. on-farm, in food and fibre processing, professional services, government, or R&D organisations). This includes the traditional role of management, and consideration of different leadership models and current theories of leadership and leadership development for the modern organisation. The subject examines the leaders role related to:
- Organisational culture and values
- Social responsibilities and ethics
- Managing change, creativity and innovation
Students are encouraged to explore their own perceptions and experiences of leadership, and apply these to real-life work examples in agri-organisation contexts.
This subject will cover:
- Management versus leadership, the study of management and leadership, theories of leadership, leadership styles
- Trends, constraints and factors influencing management practice in agribusiness organisations. Organisational values, culture and environment. The global environment
- Followership, place-based leadership, gender and power in leadership, leading teams
- Organisational social responsibility and ethical behaviour
- Leadership and change, transformational leadership qualities, change management
- Models of leadership development in organisations and in agriculture
- Case studies of leadership in agri-organisations
Core for STUDENTS NOT CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
- Veterinary Industry Internship25
Veterinary Industry Internship
This is a capstone internship experience subject, which enables students to integrate the knowledge acquired through their coursework and apply this knowledge within the veterinary industry. Students will undertake a six week placement within a relevant organisation and develop the professional skills required to function within such an organisation. The subject aims to provide students with an extended work based experience within a veterinary industry of their choice, including government, private industry or a non-government organisation (NGO). Students will have the opportunity to develop their experience of working with and leading diverse teams within the workplace setting. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of the role of veterinarians within this industry, and of graduate employer expectations.
- Veterinary Industry Project12.5
Veterinary Industry Project
This subject provides students with a veterinary industry based work experience placement. Students will develop an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities within veterinary industries, and the role of the veterinary profession within them in ensuring the health and wellbeing of animals. They will develop the generic professional skills required for work readiness within the veterinary industry, including communication, team work, and networking.
- People and Change12.5
People and Change
This subject examines individual and collective human behaviour in and around issues of organisational change. The subject will cover a broad theoretical basis that assists in understanding how change at the employee, group and strategic levels affects individuals. Both the planned approach and emergent approach to change management will be considered. Topics to be covered include: drivers of change, the role of internal and external change agents, tools for successful change management, and the implementation and consequences of specific change initiatives.
- Managing People12.5
This subject focuses on the link between HRM and business strategies and operations. The subject examines fundamental tools in strategic human resource management including the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities. A focus will be on the fit between HR and business strategy, and the congruence among HR activities. The subject will critically analyse strategic HRM theories and practices and their applications to organisational realities. The changing nature of the HRM function and its impact on HR professionals will also be considered.
- Managing for Value Creation12.5
Managing for Value Creation
This marketing subject exposes students to an integrated perspective of the firm, how it interfaces with its environment, and how it creates and sustains value. Value creation occurs through interactions of a firm with its stakeholders (including its customers) and is central to marketing. The subject builds a conceptual framework to examine the choices (marketing) managers face in determining how best to create value, and how these choices may be shaped by key stakeholders including government, society, trading partners, customers, employees and competitors. A key focus of this subject is on value creation as a cross disciplinary and cross firm activity. As such, the focus is on value creation from multiple disciplinary perspectives including marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, HRM, supply chain management and organisational design.
- Service Management12.5
This subject aims to equip potential leaders in organisations with current knowledge and tools to compete through the strategic use of service. Suitable industries include consulting, advertising, finance, healthcare, legal, retail, hospitality, transportation and public services to name a few. The management of a service organisation presents unique challenges and opportunities because of the intangible nature of the offering and the critical role of service personnel, customers and technology in service creation and delivery. This subject will focus on the enabling practices, theories and frameworks that help improve the customer/client or citizen experiences for enhanced brand loyalty and organisational success. Subject content includes: developing a service culture; sales training; building trusting relationships; metrics for customer service; blueprinting desirable customer experiences; managing supply and demand of a perishable service; enabling service personnel, IT and customers for superior value creation; designing effective servicescapes; recognising and managing role stress in service personnel; planning for feedback and effective service failure recovery.