ADVANCED MANAGEMENT THEORY
Credit points: 15
This subject aims to expose doctoral students to cutting-edge scholarship in contemporary management and organisation theory across a range of different sub-disciplines, topic areas, competing perspectives and levels of analysis. Students will be expected to develop advanced theoretical understanding of substantive domains of management research; compare and contrast different perspectives; and analyse the applicability of competing theoretical approaches to conceptual and practitioner problems. A key aim of the subject is to cultivate high-level writing, speaking and critical thinking skills as applied to advanced management theory. To this end, students will be given opportunities to develop their abilities to critically evaluate research articles, and to integrate knowledge from existing research into the development of a theoretical position.
SchoolLa Trobe Business School
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Dowling
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate what is meant by theory, and explain how it relates to the variety of contexts in which it is generated and applied.
- Seminars, readings, class discussions and all three assessment items.
02. Compare, contrast and critically evaluate selected theories of management.
- Seminars, readings, class discussions and assessment item one.
03. Demonstrate high-level writing, speaking and critical thinking skills in describing and assessing the utlity of management theories and concepts.
- Readings, class discussion and all three assessment items.
04. Demonstrate the application of theory to analyse and evaluate management practice
- Class discussion and assessment item two.
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2500 word individual assignment||40||01, 02, 03|
|One 2500 word individual assignment||40||01, 03, 04|
|One 20-minute class contribution (spoken assignment)||The class contribution item is an assessment of students' speaking skills as they pertain to articulating advanced management theory. To assess speaking skills, a discrete spoken exercise conducted individually or in pairs is envisaged. Each class will have a group discussion element; students will be asked to introduce, moderate and then summarise the group discussion in each class. Assessment is based on||20||01, 03|