MBA501 Management, People and Organisations (8)

This subject develops student knowledge and understanding of a variety of management and organisational theories, as well as the analytical skills required to apply these theories and practices in organisations. The subject also develops student critical thinking skills required to identify and evaluate the assumptions underlying management theories and practices in organisations. Students will develop reflective, interpersonal, communication, team and written skills, which are required for the practice and evaluation of management in organisations.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

MBA students only.

Not available to students who have completed MGT501 or MGT571.

Subject Relationships

MGT571 There is a significant overlap in content.
MGT501 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

MGT501, MGT571

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and evaluate a variety of management theories and practices;
  • be able to critically examine management and organisational theories and practices in the context of contemporary society and social values;
  • be able to identify and apply a variety of management and organisational theories and practices;
  • be able to reflect on and generate their own management competencies, required for today's complex and global workplace; and
  • be able to critically reflect on ethical theories and social responsibility ideologies to create organisational sustainability.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Management Theory: Traditional Approaches; Critical Approaches
  • Managers and Management: Manager's Knowledge and Learning; Ethics and Sustainability
  • Planning and Controlling: Managers as Decision Makers; Strategy and Strategic Management; Control in Organisations
  • Organising: Organisation Structure; Organisation Culture; Organisation Change
  • Leading: Leadership; Motivation; Teams


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.