MGT173 Understanding Organisations and Management (8)

This subject offers an overview of management approaches and methods, and principles of organisational behaviour. This subject will build students' appreciation that there can be a variety of understanding surrounding organisation activities and events and that there will rarely be a single "right way" in responding to any organisational situation. Students will apply theoretical concepts and models to management problems and issues in the context of the global business environment.


Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT173. 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


Division of Student Services

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students in CSU Pathway Program - 7112GS: Diploma of General Studies

Not available to students who have completed MGT100.

Subject Relationships

MGT100 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate levels of literacy skills and academic writing;
  • be able to demonstrate competence in the use of an online learning environment;
  • be able to research and compare various sources of information about management;
  • be able to compare and contrast the work of influential management thinkers and researchers;
  • be able to explain their personal values and experience in relation to management theory;
  • be able to express opinions on management issues with clarity, from both personal and more objective positions that are backed up with sound evidence and analysis; and
  • be able to apply management theory in order to analyse management dilemmas and problems, and provide recommendations for action.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to management and what managers do
  • Organisational culture and its environment
  • Ethics and social responsibility
  • Managing information
  • Managing communication
  • Planning
  • Decision making
  • Designing adaptive organisations
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Control


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.