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MGX9970 - Organisational and business dynamics

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Tim Haslett


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Summer semester A 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit explores the systemic and interrelated nature of the modern organisation and its environment. It provides a strongly based theoretical framework for the understanding of these relationships and a set of skills and tools for their analysis. It provides practical experience in developing an understanding of internally developed dynamics and experience in the use of micro-world simulations for an understanding of dynamics of the external and policy-making environment. Finally, it provides an understanding of two powerful systems technologies for analysis and change in organisations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop an understanding of the interrelationships between the internal structures and dynamics of a business and those of its external environment
  • develop an understanding of the tools of systems thinking and systems diagnosis and understand their application to improving managerial practice
  • develop analytic and thinking skills for application and further development in other units of the Masters
  • develop an understanding of intervention strategies that can be used to bring about organizational change.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

3 hours class contact

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