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MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation

Short Description: Perspectives of Organisation
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080307 - Organisation Management
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


The content of the course provides the opportunity to apply critical thinking to alternative perspectives of organisation extending beyond the profit-seeking capitalist paradigm which seeks, as a central quest, to maximise shareholder return on investment.

Students are introduced to a more advanced range of contextual information surrounding management and organisations, including topics such as philosophical views on the motivation behind organisations, a typology of organisations in which management activities occur, and the historical origins of current management theory. Students will examine how contemporary managers need to draw from a toolkit of skills, actions and behaviours, so that they can operate within organisational environments that typically consist of paradoxes and tensions arising from competing imperatives to compete, collaborate, control and create.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online
Semester 6, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online