Organisational Analysis

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organisational Analysis

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course you will learn to critically examine alternative approaches for analysing and interpreting organisations. The course adopts a multiple perspective and interdisciplinary approach which provides you with toolset to analyse organisations through different theoretical lenses and at different levels: systems, structures, social interactions and the individual.  It develops organisational analysis and critical reasoning skills through the application and assessment of different perspectives to business case studies examined in the course. The course examines different knowledge assumptions and their implications and practical consequences for future managers.


    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Identify different analytical perspectives employed to understand organisations  at  the individual, social, structural and systemic levels.
    • Interpret and apply these multiple perspectives to empirically analyse specific organisations and the contexts in which they operate.
    • Draw on different analytical perspectives as the basis for a multidisciplinary approach towards organisational functionality, political and social relations.
    • Evaluate knowledge assumptions and come to recognise their management implications and practical consequences.
    • Assess and judge how organisational analysis can be used to engender  solutions to organisational challenges that are socially responsible.


    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Apply a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of business practice in diverse contexts.
    • Apply theoretical and technical knowledge to provide in-depth specialist and professional advice related to one or more disciplines.
    • Critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions.
    • Apply reasoned judgments to solve problems in a variety of business contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    You are expected identify and access library and electronic resources (and other appropriate resources) to engage in private study of relevant organisational analysis literature, particularly in relation to core concepts and management processes. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through its online systems.

    Other Resources 
    A comprehensive set of weekly readings for this course is available in electronic format on Canvas. This is an indicative list of readings from a range of textbooks and scholarly journals that introduce underlying principles and concepts in Organisational Analysis.

    Online Resources 
    Canvas assists and supports your learning in this course. You must familiarise yourselves with this website, and the resources it contains. Throughout the semester, important and course related announcements will be posted on the ‘Announcements’ page, so it is your responsibility to regularly review this webpage to make sure you do not miss important information.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    • Assessment Task 1- 20%
    • Assessment Task 2- 40%
    • Assessment Task 3- 40%



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