MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY

MGT5MPT

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on the fundamental principles and theory of management. An exploration of the development of these principles from historical precedents to present day applications will form a significant part of this subject. Students will be expected to analyse critically, evaluate and develop a body of knowledge regarding the underlying theory used in the practice of contemporary management. Learning is developed through a combination of lectures, group work and individual activities. The subject is taught by way of lectures and is not structured to be accessed by distance or personal non-interaction. 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-ordinatorJanet Russell

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

Learning resources

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 evaluate key theory to contemporary management phenomena and critically explain the phenomena 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. To develop diagnostic and analytical 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. To engage with the contemporary industrial setting and analyse critically 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 and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. To analyse, evaluate and write critically about management issues.

Activities:
Individual assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information City Campus instance Limited space

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

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*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

City Campus, 2016, Week 16-17, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information City Campus Instance Limited Space

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 16 - 17
Five 6.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 16 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size90

Enrolment information Limited space with enrolments already exceeding seats available. No larger room available. Adding quota and not allowing any more online enrolments.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

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*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

Online, 2016, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 36.0 hours scheduled online class per study period from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03

Vietnam, 2016, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 33 - 42
Two 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 33 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 3: One group assignment (3-4 students per group - 2000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 1: 1 hour mid-semester in-class test15 01, 03
Assessment Task 4: 1 hour end of semester in-class test15 01, 03