MGMT30002 Managing in Contemporary Organisations

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2017.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the management of contemporary organisations with a particular emphasis on understanding link between theory and practice. Subject content will include an introduction to a broad set of perspectives relating to how organizations are managed today, such as, technology, innovation, strategy, design, structure, culture, and change. By focussing on case studies students will gain insight on the importance of theory for providing solutions to typical organizational problems.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To examine some of the most recent ideas on and debates in organisational theory.
  • To provide you with practical analytical tools with which to study and design organisations.
  • To analyse organisational and managerial problems through the use of an interactive case study on Sony.
  • A take home end-of-semester examination of not more than 2500 words (60%)
  • Team-based assignments totalling not more than 5000 words per person to be finalised by week 10 (40%) based groups of 4 students
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: team work.

  • Some level of development: evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
Related Breadth Track(s): Managing Change

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