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Managing Information Societies (MGMT90240)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90240
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines the rise of the new information technologies within a wider organisational, social and historical context. It relates them to the emergence of "information-based" societies, where work, organisations and society are said to be changing fundamentally. In particular, it examines some of the competing claims made about such developments and examines the actual impacts of new information technologies on a range of issues that may include work organisation and behaviour, culture, power and knowledge. It also looks at the broader social and ethical implications for the wider society and globalisation within an increasingly globalized and marketised world.

Intended learning outcomes

Be capable of applying critical management theory, including the effects of power, culture and knowledge, to real and hypothetical situations

Generic skills

  • Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills in relation to the social and ethical implications of the information society, will be fostered in the subject through the discussion and written exercises, and the selection of reading material
  • Verbal and written communication skills will be developed through discussion and written exercises
  • Team-work skills will be fostered through group work on case studies
  • Presentation skills will be developed through classroom presentation exercises
  • Research skills will be developed through the preparation of the written exercises

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • 2000 word individual assignment Due week 6
  • 2000 words
Week 630%
  • Take-home exam (2000 word equivalent) due during the examination period
  • 2000 words
During the examination period50%
  • 25 minute group presentation (teams of 3-4 students) due between weeks 9-12
  • 25 minutes
Week 920%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

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  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 19 July 2019