MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY

MGT5MPT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine the main characteristics of organisational structure, and its importance to the efficient and effective operation of modern organisations.  We will compare and contrast the various organisation design options that are adopted by different kinds of organisations.  Students will draw on theoretical models, academic research and current business practices to investigate the various factors that influence the selection of an appropriate organisational design, which includes the nature of the business environment, the purpose and goals of the organisation, the technology employed by the organisation and the impact of organisational size.  Students will undertake case studies and organisational analyses to illustrate the application of organisation theory principles and advance their analytical skills.





SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5MGT; BUA4MGT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganization theory and designPrescribedR.L. Daft (12th ed., 2015)Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Engage in a constructive debate comparing the different schools of thought in organisational theory.

Activities:
Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management practice and theory. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critically analyse the role of managerial agency in determining organisational processes and outcomes

Activities:
Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management theories and debates. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Suggest the optimal structure for an organisation, given the various contingencies it faces

Activities:
Group assignment develops capacity and skills to work in a group to achieve specific outcomes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Examine how power and organisational politics can shape organisational outcomes

Activities:
Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management practice and theory. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 2018, Week 16-17, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information School/College education committee decision to have a quota of 60 for block mode subjects Students of courses which this subject is part of discipline core have a priority for enrolment

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 16 - 17
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 16 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 16 - 17
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 16 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 46
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2018, Week 28-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McCabe

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 28 - 31
Four 6.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 31
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)40 01, 02
One group presentation (2000 words per student)3-4 students per group25 02, 03, 04
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)20 01, 02
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04