MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY

MGT5MPT

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers a practitioner's approach to management focussing strictly on the operational context. Management theory is then applied to explain what is taking place in each explored context, giving students diagnostic and analytical frameworks that can be immediately employed in the contemporary industrial setting.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

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
ReadingsThe Evolution of Management Thought 6th EditionPrescribedDaniel A. Wren, D.,A. and Bedeian, A., G.JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To apply key theory to contemporary management phenomena and explain the phenomonena using this instrument.

Activities:
Class lectures, 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:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To develop diagnostic and analytcal frameworks to predict and solve critical management issues within the management context

Activities:
Group assignment develops capacity and skills to work in a group to achieve specific outcomes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. To engage with the contemporary industrial setting and examine specific management phenomena.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and research exercises cover key management theories and debates. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. To write critically about management issues

Activities:
Individual assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group - 2000 words per person)with viva voce (15-20 mins)(5 mins per student_40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 03

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group - 2000 words per person)with viva voce (15-20 mins)(5 mins per student_40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Burgess

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group - 2000 words per person)with viva voce (15-20 mins)(5 mins per student_40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group - 2000 words per person)with viva voce (15-20 mins)(5 mins per student_40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 03