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MGT356 Management Theory & Practice (8)


This subject examines the theory and practice of management. A number of theoretical approaches are discussed and how each theory relates to the practice of management is considered. As a result of adopting such an approach, it will be appreciated that there can be a variety of understandings surrounding organisational activities and events. There will rarely be a single 'right way' in responding to any organisational situation. Rather, any response will be dependent upon the specific theoretical approach used in understanding the situation. This subject presupposes earlier study in management and organisation theory.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
MGT501 MGT501 covers similar material at a higher level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to critically evaluate and apply management and organisational theory to the practice of management;
- be able to critically examine the current state of management and organisational theory and practice and their relevance and applicability to the Australian environment;
- be able to critically evaluate the manager's role in relation to organisation change and broader society;
- be able to use a variety of theories to identify, analyse and evaluate key issues, opportunities and problems faced by the manager of Australian organisations;
- have the ability to analyse and write critically about the practice of management.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Critical analysis of management and theoretical plurality What do managers do? Ethics and managing Management, leadership and conflict Motivation and stress at work Organisational culture Decision making and learning Developing staff Diversity in organisations


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.