Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment:
3 hours per week plus a minimum of 6 hours per week in self directed study
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Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
This subject will examine the underlying assumptions of different models related to the study and management of contemporary organisations with an emphasis on understanding links between theory and practice. Subject content will include an introduction to differing images or metaphors of organisations. Different organisational images emphasise issues such as managing organisations as effective (and ineffective) systems, removing structures of domination, releasing human potential, and understanding the importance of social construction processes. The implications of these differing perspectives will be discussed in terms of classic and current approaches to core topics such as structure, power, culture, leadership and change.
An end of semester take home examination (60%) and class assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%)
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You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Managing Change |
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