MGT501 Contemporary Management (8)

This subject develops students knowledge and understanding of contemporary management theory and practice. Students will be  challenged to think critically about core management theories and evaluate and communicate their relevance to contemporary management practice in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing globalised workplace. Students will be invited  to embrace the subject  innovatively and encouraged to develop and reflect on their own management competencies and experiences.

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


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT501. 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

Postgraduate students only.

Not available to students who have completed MBA501 or MGT571.

Subject Relationships

MBA501 Paired Subject
MGT571 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

MBA501, MGT571

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and evaluate a variety of management and organisational theories and practices in the context of the contemporary business environment;
  • be able to reflect on and develop their own management competencies required for today's complex, diverse and globalised workplace;
  • be able to research and communicate effectively and professionally in a variety of organisational settings; and
  • be able to reflect critically on management issues such as ethics, sustainability, innovation & digital disruption and how they are shaping 21st century organisations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Management Theory - Traditional, Contemporary & Critical Approaches to Management
  • Management Processes - Strategic Management, Change Management, Organisational Structure & Culture, Planning & Control.
  • Managing People - Leadership, Ethics, HRM & Management Skills for today's complex workplace.
  • Contemporary Issues in Management - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Digital Disruption and Sustainability


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.