MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY

MGT5MPT

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine the main characteristics of organisational structure, and its importance to the efficient and effective operation of modern organisations. You will compare and contrast the various organisation design options that are adopted by different kinds of organisations. You will draw on theoretical models, academic research and current business practices to investigate the various factors that influence the selection of an appropriate organisational design, which includes the nature of the business environment, the purpose and goals of the organisation, the technology employed by the organisation and the impact of organisational size. You will undertake case studies and organisational analyses to illustrate the application of organisation theory principles and advance their analytical skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following: LMMGT or LMEM or LMMSM or LMPM or LMMHR or LMMEI or LGSM or LCSM or LMDC or LMMKTC or LMMBA or LMBAA or LMPASY or LMPMSY or LZFAIM or LMIBSY or LMPM or LMPMB or LMAFMB or LMPAB or obtain subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUA5MGT OR BUA4MGT
BUA5MGT; BUA4MGT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Organization theory and design

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorR.L. Daft

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCengage

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Engage in constructive debates comparing different schools of thought in organisational theory.
02. Critically analyse the role of managerial agency in determining organisational processes and outcomes
03. Propose optimal structures for an organisation, given the various contingencies they face
04. Examine how power and organisational politics shape organisational outcomes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2020, Study period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2020, Study period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2020, Study period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46 - 0
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 46 - 0
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
One voice recorded PowerPoint group presentation of 20 slides, in 20 minute (1500 words per student) 3-4 students per group.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual reflective essay (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Discussion forum participation (online) OR Completion of workshop activities (FTF) (900 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4