Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject exposes doctoral and honours 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. You 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, you will be given opportunities to develop your abilities to critically evaluate research articles, and to integrate knowledge from existing research into the development of a theoretical position.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Forsdike

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, readings, class discussions and all assessment items.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment is by application only


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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. Demonstrate what is meant by theory, and explain how it relates to the variety of contexts in which it is generated and applied.
02. Compare, contrast and critically evaluate selected theories of management.
03. Demonstrate high-level writing, speaking and critical thinking skills in describing and assessing the utility of management theories and concepts.
04. Demonstrate the application of theory to analyse and evaluate management practice.

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