MGX4100 - Perspectives and paradigms in management theory - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Michelle Greenwood

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


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: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or B3701 to undertake this unit.