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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will analyse different philosophical perspectives and approaches to organisational design, culture and managing people. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate current thinking on organisational design and change approaches. Through application of different philosophical perspectives to practical case studies, you will be encouraged to understand and manage the opportunities and constraints in designing innovative, flexible, and adaptive organisations. You will assess and apply people management theories and practices to optimise changes in organisational design and culture.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesInteractive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject


Incompatible subjectsBUA5MGT

Equivalent subjectsBUA5MGT

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse specific organisational problems and develop practical and evidence-based approaches for resolving those problems using a variety of philosophical perspectives to organisational design, culture and managing people.
02. Evaluate the appropriateness of different organisational change frameworks to address organisational issues.
03. Instigate and apply organisational design, culture and change theories and practices that foster an innovative, flexible and adaptive organisation.
04. Assess people management theories, concepts and practices to optimise changes in organisational design and culture.

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