MGT506 The Learning Organisation (8)

This subject is designed to examine the concept of the learning organisation as it applies to the managerial functions. Its focus is on the integration of organisational activities to facilitate improved organisational performance. "The Fifth Discipline" pioneered by Peter Senge of Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives particular attention.

Subject Outlines
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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

Postgraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Articulate the developing concept of the learning organisation
  • Explain the essence of a systems model of an organisation, and demonstrate the application of systems thinking to organisational issues
  • Explore the relationship between the learning organisation and the individual learner as a member of the organisation
  • Explore the challenges for managers in embracing the concept of the learning organisation, and in actually developing a learning organisation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

. The learning organisation . The organisation as a system . The learning organisation and the individual . Managers and the learning organisation


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.