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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Libby Prior Jonson


This unit analyses different ways in which management has been represented in management theory, and how these have affected judgements about the rationality and legitimacy of management practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the different perspectives from which a particular event or process may be viewed
  2. demonstrate a sound understanding of a selection of paradigms that are relevant for solving contemporary management problems
  3. critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of competing paradigms
  4. select a particular area of interest and appropriate paradigms for paradigm comparison.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Libby Prior Jonson

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the following courses: 0026, 0171, 0181, 0508 to undertake this unit.