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Master of Management - LMMGTO

Become equipped with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage wide ranging organisational activities. You'll get the tools to develop ideas, to lead and manage across a range of sectors, all backed by La Trobe's 50 years of experience.

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What to expect

If you're seeking a career in management or leadership – this degree will get you there.

Starting with the core foundation knowledge required of all managers whatever the context, the course then allows you to develop knowledge in more specialised areas of management or to maintain a more general orientation in your studies.

The course is offered fully online, giving you the flexibility to study in your own time, where you like. The course also offers a drop-in-drop-out mode of study. This means if other commitments in your life need more of your time, you can delay your studies and pick it back up when you’re ready.

You can study the Master of Management with a broad focus, or with a specialisation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Human Resources or Project Management.

4 foundation subjects (non business graduates only), 4 core subjects, 1 capstone subject and 7 electives

  • 240

    Credit Points

  • 4/4/1

    Foundation, Core and Capstone

  • 7

    Electives

Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the student's knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
  • LTU0AIM - Academic Integrity Module
    This subject introduces students to the principles of academic integrity in the context of La Trobe University's values and policy. Students learn what their responsibilities are in relation to maintaining ethical standards in all aspects of academic work and the potential ramifications for academic misconduct according to the Academic Integrity Policy. Activities and quizzes are provided which are designed to develop an understanding of the concepts of cheating, plagiarism and collusion. Topics include an explanation of how the text-matching tool 'Turnitin' is used at La Trobe, and where to get help and where to go to develop referencing skills
    School
    La Trobe Learning & Teaching
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Kathryn Hill
    Subject year level
    Year Level 0 - Enabling Program

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    N/A
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Expected study

    Tutorial
    One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
    "One 1-hour online module (approximately depending on prior knowledge) to be completed by the end of week 1 of semester."

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    1.The Final Quiz (must achieve 8/10 to pass component) 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    2.Statement of Student Responsibility Quiz (must achieve 10/10 to pass component) 50 01
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Recognise and understand their academic integrity responsibilities;

    Activities:

    Introductory quiz and feedback

    2. Locate information about La Trobe's approach to academic integrity and referencing styles;

    Activities:

    Location of documents and quizzes

    3. Understand the importance of how to properly acknowledge and reference;

    Activities:

    Online activities using Academic Referencing Module and online quizzes.

    4. Apply knowledge to avoid academic misconduct; and,

    Activities:

    Completion of final quiz and statement of student responsibility.

    5. Evaluate situations to decide on appropriate academic integrity behaviour.

    Activities:

    Review of videos showing various scenario and completion of quiz questions.

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Periods

    Online Study Period 1 - 2 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Online Study Period 2 - 27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 3 - 24 April 2017 to 11 June 2017

    Online Study Period 4 - 3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 5 - 28 August 2017 to 14 October 2017

    Online Study Period 6 - 23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017

    OUA Study Periods

    OUA Study Period 1 - 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017

    OUA Study Period 2 - 29 May 2017 to 27 August 2017

    OUA Study Period 3 - 28 August 2017 to 26 November 2017

    OUA Study Period 4 - 27 November 2017 to 25 February 2018

    Study Blocks

    Study Block 1 - 2 January 2017 to 26 March 2017

    Study Block 2 - 6 February 2017 to 30 April 2017

    Study Block 3 - 6 March 2017 to 28 May 2017

    Study Block 4 - 3 April 2017 to 25 June 2017

    Study Block 5 - 1 May 2017 to 23 July 2017

    Study Block 6 - 5 June 2017 to 27 August 2017

    Study Block 7 - 3 July 2017 to 24 September 2017

    Study Block 8 - 7 August 2017 to 29 October 2017

    Study Block 9 - 4 September 2017 to 26 November 2017

    Study Block 10 - 2 October 2017 to 24 December 2017

    Study Block 11 - 6 November 2017 to 28 January 2018

    Study Block 12 - 4 December 2017 to 25 February 2018

    Teaching Periods

    Teaching Sessions 1 - 9 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Teaching Sessions 2 - 27 February 2017 to 9 April 2017

    Teaching Sessions 3 - 17 April 2017 to 28 May 2017

    Teaching Sessions 4 - 5 June 2017 to 16 July 2017

    Teaching Sessions 5 - 24 July 2017 to 3 September 2017

    Teaching Sessions 6 - 11 September 2017 to 22 October 2017

    Teaching Sessions 7 - 30 October 2017 to 10 December 2017

    Teaching Sessions 8 - 9 January 2017 to 9 April 2017

    Teaching Sessions 9 - 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017

    Teaching Sessions 10 - 17 April 2017 to 16 July 2017

    Teaching Sessions 11 - 5 June 2017 to 3 September 2017

    Teaching Sessions 12 - 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017

    Teaching Sessions 13 - 11 September 2017 to 10 December 2017

    Teaching Sessions 14 - 30 October 2017 to 18 February 2018

    Semester 1

    27 February 2017 to 26 May 2017

    Semester 2

    24 July 2017 to 20 October 2017

    Winter Semester

    26 June 2017 to 7 July 2017

    Summer Semester

    30 October 2017 to 09 February 2018

    Week 02 - 13

    2 January 2017 to 26 March 2017

    Week 05 - 16

    23 January 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Week 09 - 21

    20 February 2017 to 21 May 2017

Core Foundation subjects

  • BUS5SMM - Sustainable Management & Marketing
    This subject provides an introduction to key dimensions of management and marketing in diverse organisational contexts. Informed by the need for sustainable value creation in contemporary organisations, the subject explores how external and internal environments influence management and marketing behaviour and practice. Students engage with these issues by considering and analysing real world examples, informed by theoretical and analytic frameworks.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Quan Nguyen
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUS5MMS
    Equivalent subjects
    BUS5MMS
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings Management Prescribed Samson and Daft Cengage

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    One x 2,500-3,000 word individual environmental analysis essay (Marketing component) 40 01, 02, 03, 05
    One x 2,500-3000 word individual environmental analysis essay (Management component) 40 01, 02, 04, 05
    One x 20 minute group presentation (Critical analysis) (3-4 students per group) broadly equivalent to 500 words per student 20 01, 02, 03
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Appraise the function of marketing and management in generating sustainable competitive advantage

    Activities:

    Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of management and marketing, and sustainable value creation. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.cooperation.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. Critique entrepreneurial strategies for innovation in real-life business situations

    Activities:

    Marketing audits, assessing product strategy, promotion strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy against best practice and theory

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    3. Explain and apply marketing concepts from a value exchange perspective

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around management and marketing, and sustainable value creation. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    4. Synthesise key global management concepts and trends for use in sustainable decision making in contemporary business

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around management and marketing, and sustainable value creation. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues. Presentation skills, response in the form of generating solutions, and recommendations to case studies

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Personal and Professional Skills

    5. Undertake business environmental analysis and communicate findings verbally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around management and marketing and environmental analysis of an organisation, considering company structure leadership style, major stakeholders, management strategies in relation to innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Personal and Professional Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 1

    2 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Online Study Period 5

    28 August 2017 to 14 October 2017
  • BUS5IAF - Introduction to Accounting & Finance
    This subject provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and practical applications associated with accounting and finance in diverse organizational contexts. The content of the subject will cover the nature of the accounting and financial environment and the types of accounting and financial practice and decision-making required from a business perspective. Students are required to engage with and consider relevant real world examples.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Tony Martin
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUS5AFS
    Equivalent subjects
    BUS5AFS
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 8.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Online multiple choice quizzes (1000 words) Broadly equivalent to 1000 words 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    Individual assignment (500 words) 10 01
    Individual assignment (5000 words) Calculation based assignment. Broadly equivalent to 5000 words. 70 02, 03, 04, 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Examine the importance of basic accounting and finance principles.

    Activities:

    Viewing the online lessons relevant to the topic, attempting the online quizzes, completing the Essay, home study, reading, and attending and participating in the weekly seminars.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    2. Differentiate the appropriate sources of finance for a firm.

    Activities:

    Viewing the online lessons relevant to the topic, attempting the online quizzes, completing the Essay, home study, reading, and attending and participating in the weekly seminars.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    3. Construct, interpret, analyse and communicate information contained in a firms financial statements.

    Activities:

    Viewing the online lessons relevant to the topic, attempting the online quizzes, completing the Essay, home study, reading, and attending and participating in the weekly seminars.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    4. Value the securities issued by a firm to raise capital, determine the firms cost of capital, and apply appropriate capital investment decision-making techniques to make and justify recommendations.

    Activities:

    Viewing the online lessons relevant to the topic, attempting the online quizzes, completing the Essay, home study, reading, and attending and participating in the weekly seminars.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    5. Prepare budgets, manage working capital, and make appropriate pricing and production decisions.

    Activities:

    Viewing the online lessons relevant to the topic, attempting the online quizzes, completing the Essay, home study, reading, and attending and participating in the weekly seminars.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 2

    27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 4

    3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • BUS5POE - Principles of Economics
    In this subject you will learn about a number of topical economic concepts and how they can be applied in real-world business and policy-making to make better decisions and improve people's well-being. This includes the main market forces of supply and demand; the choices producers make in regards to their costs; revenues and profit; competitive and monopoly market structures and how these affect market prices; the use of game theory to make more strategic economic decisions; measuring a nation's income and the cost of living; the drivers of economic growth and the causes of unemployment.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Jan Libich
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    ECO5POE
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings Principles of Economics (6th Edition) Prescribed Gans, King, Stonecash, Byford, Libich and Mankiw (2014) Cengage

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Online quizzes (3x 5% & 1x15%) Broadly equivalent to 1250 words. 30 01, 02, 03, 04
    Three, Real-world policy application tasks Includes an online peer-review for the first two tasks. Broadly equivalent to 2500 words total. 40 01, 02, 03, 04
    Six, Open-ended individual problem sets 400 - 600 words each. Broadly equivalent to 2500 words total. 30 01, 02, 03, 04
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Understand the economic way of decision-making and apply it in a number of areas of business and policy.

    Activities:

    Tutorial group discussions, tutorial presentations, video-interviews, problem sets, online quizzes, final exam

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. Analyse and evaluate strategic behaviour of competing economic agents and institutions in various market structures.

    Activities:

    Tutorial group discussions, tutorial presentations, video-interviews, problem sets, online quizzes, final exam

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    3. Find information through independent research, for example in relation to national income, cost of living, and labour market statistics, for the purpose of describing changes in these measures of the macroeconomy.

    Activities:

    Tutorial group discussions, tutorial presentations, video-interviews, problem sets, final exam

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    4. Interact effectively and constructively with your peers, around issues economic theory and application.

    Activities:

    Tutorial group discussions, tutorial presentations, problem sets

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 1

    2 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Online Study Period 3

    24 April 2017 to 11 June 2017

    Online Study Period 5

    28 August 2017 to 14 October 2017
  • BUS5SBF - Statistics for Business and Finance
    In this subject you will develop basic quantitative skills to analyse real life problems in accounting, business and finance. You will focus on volatility measure of portfolio risk return distributions, basic concepts of probability and statistics, methods of statistical inference, measure of linear relationship between various business and finance variables including regression analysis. There is a strong emphasis on the application of these techniques to real world problems in business and finance using MS-Excel. This subject lays a solid foundation to the further study of quantitative analysis in business and finance. The contents of the subject are in line with 'Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA' quantitative analysis curriculum and hence follows CFA textbook.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Ishaq Bhatti
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    FIN5SBF
    Equivalent subjects
    FIN5SBF
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings Quantitative investment analysis Prescribed DeFusco, R, McLeavy,D., Pinto, J., Runkle,D. (2015) 3rd. EDN. JOHN WILEY
    Readings Quantitative investment analysis workbook Preliminary DeFusco, R, McLeavy,D., Pinto, J., Runkle,D. (2015) 3rd EDN, JOHN WILEY

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Assignment 1: Computer-assisted assignment 30 01, 02, 03
    Assignment 2: Computer-assisted assignment using regression models equivalent to 1500 words 30 03, 04, 05
    Quiz 1 equivalent to 375-words. Week 3. 10 01, 02
    Quiz 2 equivalent to 375-words. Week 5. 10 03, 04, 05
    Quiz 3 equivalent to 750-words. Week 7. 20 03, 04, 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Apply and interpret concepts of descriptive statistics to real life data and interpretation of results

    Activities:

    Lecturing on cash flow topics with linkage to Statistical methodology

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. Apply probability theory in business and financial decision making

    Activities:

    Based on lecture material, weekly computer labs are conducted to implement statistical computations using SPSS software or Excel

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    3. Using sampling methods to estimate and infer accounting, economics and financial models using data

    Activities:

    Assignment 1, computational work, research question and solution to enable critical thinking and report writing

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    4. Develop competency in estimating linear regression models and testing hypothesis

    Activities:

    Assignment 2, computational work, interpretation of statistical results and report writing related to regression and hypothesis testing

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    5. Develop ability to present work in a professional manner

    Activities:

    Presentation and interpretation of statistical results and report writing related to Multiple regression models related to return and CAPM Models

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 2

    27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 4

    3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017

Core subjects

  • MGT5MPT - Management Practice and Theory
    In this subject, students will examine the main characteristics of organisational structure, and its importance to the efficient and effective operation of modern organisations. We will compare and contrast the various organisation design options that are adopted by different kinds of organisations. Students will draw on theoretical models, academic research and current business practices to investigate the various factors that influence the selection of an appropriate organisational design, which includes the nature of the business environment, the purpose and goals of the organisation, the technology employed by the organisation and the impact of organisational size. Students will undertake case studies and organisational analyses to illustrate the application of organisation theory principles and advance their analytical skills.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Nicola McNeil
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUA5MGT; BUA4MGT
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings Organization theory and design Prescribed R. L. Daft (11th Ed., 2013) Cengage

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    One individual essay (2000 words) 40 01, 02
    One group assignment (2000 words per student) 3-4 students per group 25 02, 03, 04
    One individual reflective essay (1000 words) 20 01, 02
    Discussion forum participation (online) OR Class Participation (FTF) 15 01, 02, 03, 04
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Engage in a constructive debate comparing the different schools of thought in organisational theory.

    Activities:

    Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management practice and theory. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    2. Critically analyse the role of managerial agency in determining organisational processes and outcomes

    Activities:

    Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management theories and debates. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    3. Suggest the optimal structure for an organisation, given the various contingencies it faces

    Activities:

    Group assignment develops capacity and skills to work in a group to achieve specific outcomes

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    4. Examine how power and organisational politics can shape organisational outcomes

    Activities:

    Workshops, discussion and case studies cover key management practice and theory. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 2

    27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 4

    3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • MGT5OBR - Organisational Behaviour
    This subject introduces you to the major concepts that enable managers to understand the behaviour of people in organisations. You will investigate the impact of individuals, groups and organisational structure on organisational behaviour, and you will investigate how organisational behaviour concepts can help managers engage with organisation challenges.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Jennifer Spoor
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUA4OB; BUA5OA
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings TBD
    Prescribed TBA

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Individual Assignment (2000 words equivalent) 40 01, 02
    Group Assignment (1200 words per student equivalent; 2 to 6 students per group) 30 01, 02
    Individual Online Quizzes (1500 words equivalent) 30 01, 02
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Evaluate the utility of diverse Organisational Behaviour theory and concepts.

    Activities:

    Lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around organisational behaviour. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    2. Analyse workplace issues in Organisational Behaviour terms and recommend practical and evidence-based solutions.

    Activities:

    Lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around organisational behaviour. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 1

    2 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Online Study Period 3

    24 April 2017 to 11 June 2017

    Online Study Period 5

    28 August 2017 to 14 October 2017
  • MGT5STR - Strategic Management
    This subject examines strategic management, focusing on how top management and organisational leaders develop and implement strategies in diverse organisational contexts. It focuses on the techniques applied to gain competitive advantage, and the decisions and actions taken to guide the firm in competitive environments. The subject is taught within the Positioning School framework. Key topics in strategic management include: industry and competitor analysis; generic strategies; the resource based view of the firm; resources, capabilities and core competencies; diversification and integration; international business strategy; and organisational structure, control and change.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Bret Slade
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    IBU5COR and BUA5SM
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation 11th Edition
    Prescribed Hitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D., and Hoskisson, R.E Cengage Learning

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Mid-Semester Test (500 word equivalent) 500 words equivalent 15 01, 02, 03
    One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 per student) 3-4 students per group, 2,000 words per student. 30 01, 02, 03
    One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words) 2000 words 40 01, 02, 03
    End of semester test (500 word equivalent) 500 words equivalent 15 01, 02, 03
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing strategic management and to write critically about high performance issues.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. To demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge and fundamental issues surrounding strategic management.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management and development of strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    3. To develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of strategic management and corporate decision making.

    Activities:

    Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of strategic management. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 2

    27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 4

    3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • IBU5HRM - Human Resource Management in a Global Economy
    The aim of this subject is to provide a systematic framework within which to explore the complexities of managing people in a global business context. There will be four levels of examination of the subject; these are environmental, organizational, strategic and operational. Students will be exposed to both international and domestic human resource management dimensions and will focus on issues facing a range of organizations that operate in the international environment. On completion of this subject students should have a general understanding of the role of strategic international human resource management in the success of multinational enterprises.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Jillian Cavanagh
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUA4SHR
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    The Department of Management has an expectation of 80% attendance to lectures. The University reserves the right to offer this subject in other modes including seminars, lectures, and block mode or modes using electronic technologies. When offered in different modes, assessment schemes may also be varied.

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings To be Announced Prescribed TBA TBA

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    One 2,500-word individual assignment (critical analysis) 40 01, 02, 03, 04
    One group presentation and report 5 mins/student for presentation, report 500 words per student 20 01, 02, 03, 04
    One 2,500-word individual case study 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Analyse the role of strategic international human resources management (IHRM) in the success of a global organisation.

    Activities:

    Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. Examine the environmental context that Human Resource Management (HRM) operates within multinational enterprises

    Activities:

    Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    3. Compare and contrast similarities and differences in HRM policies and practices in the international sector

    Activities:

    Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    4. Critically evaluate the HRM literature from a global perspective

    Activities:

    Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    5. Propose recommendations for managing people in an international context and identify IHRM issues that might lend themselves to different methods of management.

    Activities:

    Lecture, Seminar discussion, Case studies, Class presentation and group report, Case Study Report

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 1

    2 January 2017 to 19 February 2017

    Online Study Period 3

    24 April 2017 to 11 June 2017

    Online Study Period 5

    28 August 2017 to 14 October 2017

Capstone subjects

Choose 1 out of 4 capstone subjects
  • MGT5LIC - Leadership, Innovation & Change
    In this subject you will critically analyse theoretical leadership models, approaches and competencies to apply this knowledge to assess what is effective organisational leadership. The subject investigates responsible leadership, sustainable innovation and leading effective and ethical change. Working individually, and with other students, you will analyse leaders in contemporary practice, within the context of dynamic, challenging and often ambiguous organisational circumstances. In addition, you will reflect on your own practice as a responsible leader, assessing your strengths and areas in which you can be even more effective.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Susan Inglis
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    MGT5STR plus 2 LBS electives, or enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) (LCMPS)
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    BUA5RL
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class

    One 5.0 hours unscheduled online class per week and delivered via online. 
    "Students undertake all of their work online over a 7 week period. It is recommended that students devote 5 hours per week to undertaking online work."

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    One 750 word individual paper 10 01, 02
    One 2,000 word individual paper 40 01, 02
    One group assignment, 1,500 words per person 3-4 students per group 30 01, 02, 04
    One individual Infographic, equivalent to two A4 pages (Broadly equivalent to 1000 words) 20 01, 03
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Evaluate key leadership theories and competencies, critiquing what constitutes responsible leadership

    Activities:

    Activities will include provide of key concepts, readings, online media and engagement in exercises and discussion to assist you to identify key elements of responsible leadership, as distinguished from other forms of leadership management practice. Assessment provides an opportunity for you to critically evaluate key leadership theories and competencies.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. Analyse the effectiveness of contemporary leaders, by applying relevant leadership theories, whilst recognising their need to innovate and manage change in an often complex environment.

    Activities:

    Activities will include provide of key concepts, readings, online media and engagement in exercises and discussion to assist you to apply theory to contemporary leaders in the public realm, to those you know and to your own leadership.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    3. Apply appropriate frameworks to develop one's own responsible leadership model

    Activities:

    Activities will include provide of key concepts, readings, online media and engagement in exercises and discussion to help you analyse yourself as a responsible leader. The Infographic will enable to you succinctly assess yourself against a responsible leadership model you develop.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    4. Contribute to discussions on leadership in a thoughtful way, demonstrate an interest in others' views, offer useful feedback to others and receive feedback respectfully.

    Activities:

    In the online/class discussions and in any group work there is an expectation of contributing to others' learning and learning from others in a thoughtful, interested and respectful way.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • MGT5PLS - Project Leadership
    This subject will provide you with an introduction to the competencies required to support effective leadership and governance for project management. In this subject you will examine a broad range of project management and leadership concepts to illustrate the significant role that effective project management leadership can have in project and organisational success. You will also examine projects as vehicles of strategic change and transformation. A range of issues associated with delivering project success will be covered, including: leadership styles and how effective leaders facilitate project success and change; project team planning; human resources in the project context; the role of effective governance, stakeholder management and engagement, and understanding people management practices to align team performance with project outcomes.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Jennifer Spoor
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    N/A
    Co-requisites
    At least two of MGT5PMT, MGT5PSC and MGT5IPM
    Incompatible subjects
    N/A
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Readings

    Resource Title Resource requirement Author and year Publisher
    Readings On-line journal articles and chapters Prescribed TBD TBD

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    In-class test (1000 words equivalent) 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    Individual assignment (2000 words equivalent) 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student; 2 to 6 students per group) 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    Group presentation (500 words per student) 10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Examine and analyse major streams of leadership theory and how leadership relates to various aspects of project effectiveness and efficiency.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    2. As a project leader, demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with project team members and different stakeholders.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills

    3. Determine and address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulate innovative solutions and demonstrate sound decision making related to project management.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    4. Recommend appropriate actions for leaders in different phases of the project lifecycle.

    Activities:

    Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • MGT5MOC - Organisational Change and Development
    In this subject, you will explore and apply the key frameworks that guide the management of organisational change. You will develop the skills required to formulate and implement an appropriate change management intervention. You will also analyse how organisations initiate, resist and stimulate change, and consider suitable strategies to influence organisational stakeholders.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Michael Wildenauer
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    Two of: MGT5ARP or MGT5DPP or MGT5ERN
    Co-requisites
    One of: MGT5ARP or MGT5DPP or MGT5ERN
    Incompatible subjects
    EDU5MOC, MGT5OCD
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Individual Reflective Exercise Written assignment, 1500 words 25 01, 02, 05
    Group Action Plan Group assignment (2-3 students per group), 2000 words per student 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    Individual Case study analysis Written assignment, 1500 words 25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Critically analyse the key theories and concepts that shape our understanding of organisational change

    Activities:

    Lecture materials, case studies, experiential exercises, workshop activities

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    2. Design appropriate strategies to facilitate and manage organisational change

    Activities:

    Lecture materials, case studies, experiential exercises, workshop activities, role plays

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    3. Analyse effective and ineffective change interventions

    Activities:

    Lecture materials, case studies, experiential exercises, workshop activities, role plays

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    4. Develop a well-supported change management intervention to address the challenges faced by an organisation

    Activities:

    Lecture materials, case studies, experiential exercises, workshop activities, role plays

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    5. Develop your skills as a change agent

    Activities:

    Lecture materials, case studies, experiential exercises, workshop activities, role plays, self reflection

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills
    Inquiry and Analytical Skills
    Personal and Professional Skills
    Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 4

    3 July 2017 to 20 August 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
  • MGT5LEV - Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ventures
    This subject is a Capstone offering in the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship + Innovation), complimenting MGT5MIO, IBU5COV and MGT5EBP. You will explore and provide synthesis between theoretical underpinnings and practical applications in startups and/or entrepreneurial ventures on contemporary issues of design thinking, lean-startup and business model canvas principles. Upon completion of this subject, you should to be able to critically evaluate entrepreneurship validation tools. A distinct theory-for-practice-sake perspective is provided whereby you will apply these tools in startups and ventures of your choice.
    School
    La Trobe Business School
    Subject Co-ordinator
    Alex Maritz
    Subject year level
    Year Level 5 - Masters

    Subject rules

    Prerequisites
    MGT5EBP, MGT5MIO, IBU5COV
    Co-requisites
    N/A
    Incompatible subjects
    N/A
    Equivalent subjects
    N/A
    Special conditions
    N/A

    Expected study

    Unscheduled Online Class
    One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

    Assessments

    Assessment element Comments % ILO*
    Individual design thinking report and short video (2000 words equivalent) 30 02, 03
    One, group report and presentation on The Lean Start-up methodology (1500 words equivalent) 30 03, 04
    Individual business model canvas start-up plan and short video (2000 words equivalent) 40 01, 02. 05
    * Intended Learning Outcome as defined in the Outcome section

    1. Develop advanced knowledge in entrepreneurial ventures through education and research which is entrepreneurial, innovative, responsible and engaged, and which can be applied in a range of entrepreneurial and practice contexts

    Activities:

    Write a start-up venture plan based on validated entrepreneurship tools

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    2. Critically reflect upon and analyse complex entrepreneurship opportunities using contemporary entrepreneurship validation tools

    Activities:

    Presentation about a successful recent entrepreneurial venture that has been launched using design thinking principles

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    3. Use complex-problem solving techniques to critically review entrepreneurship opportunities from a range of stakeholder perspectives

    Activities:

    Write a venture development plan that succinctly discusses the financial, marketing and organizational parts of the business venture to be launched

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    4. Gather, critically review and use information to meet entrepreneurship and practice outcomes through design thinking, product design, lean-startup and business model design techniques

    Activities:

    Present the application of lean startup principles in next venture creation

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    5. Effectively formulate personal opinions and integrate the opinions of others into cogent entrepreneurship and startup arguments

    Activities:

    Write and present a business model canvas upon reflection of learning from entrepreneurs.

    Related graduate capabilities and elements:

    Literacies and Communication Skills

    Subject Availability:

    This subject is available in the following study periods.

    For details of all study periods and important dates, please see the key dates table on the Course page.

    Online Study Period 2

    27 February 2017 to 16 April 2017

    Online Study Period 6

    23 October 2017 to 10 December 2017

Elective subjects

Seven LBS level 5 elective subjects (105cp)

In this together

One-on-one help from staff when you need it, and a close-knit network of fellow students. La Trobe's online Master of Management offers all the support you could possibly need, without going near a campus!

Dr Jennifer R. Spoor

Dr Jennifer R. Spoor

Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing

More information

Our Master of Management has been designed to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises. You will be exposed to a cross-section of required management skills and learn about human resources, working in a global economy, organisational behaviour, as well as an in-depth look into best practice management.

Key dates

Online study periods are 7 weeks in duration.

Study Period Start Date Census Date Last
Withdrawal
Without Fail
End Date
Online Study Period 1
02 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017
03 Feb 2017
19 Feb 2017
Online Study Period 2 27 Feb 2017 14 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Online Study Period 3
24 Apr 2017 09 May 2017
26 May 2017
11 Jun 2017
Online Study Period 4
03 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Online Study Period 5
28 Aug 2017 12 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
14 Oct 2017
Online Study Period 6
23 Oct 2017 7 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017
10 Dec 2017
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Australia and New Zealand students
$24,730 Per 120
Credit points
More information on fees for: Australian and New Zealand students
Fee per subject - approximately A$3,090
Total course fee - approximately A$49,440


Offshore International students
$28,460 Per 120
Credit points
More information on fees for: Offshore International students
Fee per subject - approximately A$3,560
Total course fee - approximately A$56,960

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