Course Title: Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Gibson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0105

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B013 F02 R015

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUSM1530 Leadership and Management  OR BUSM4810 Analytics Strategy and Change

Course Description

Digital transformations are changing the world and the workplace as we know it, offering increased interconnectedness of people, organisations and machines, greater speed and agility, but also an important leadership challenge. Leaders in this fast-moving digital era are charged with navigating dynamic complexities of blurred boundaries, fluid collaborations and agility pressures, and must consider new skills and associated mindset shifts. This course is designed to equip students to understand key leadership issues in the digital age, and develop the skills required to lead in a world where digital disruption is the norm.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

CLO1: Critique the literature discussing key leadership issues in the digital age. 

CLO2: Critically evaluate the processes and skills best suited to effective leadership in the age of digital disruption.

CLO3: Critically analyse and reflect upon leadership strengths and weaknesses, practicality and personal utility

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active and collaborative learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; and producing written work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the RMIT Learning Hub (Canvas). These include topic slides, assessment details, links to relevant internet information, readings and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers.

Learning Resources are also available online through  RMIT Library  databases. If you require assistance with the RMIT library services contact the  Library via Ask the Library. You can also register your interest in a library service by using this form.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: 25%

Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2: 25%

Linked CLOs: 1,2

Assessment Task 3: 50%

Linked CLOs: 1,2,3