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MMM262 - Understanding Organisations

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A Creed

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

* Offering combines video conference and campus tutorial (located at Warrnambool) with online delivery.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will develop in students a range of attributes that will enable them to be active, knowledgeable, reflexive participants in debates related to the key concerns of organisation studies. The unit will also develop those social scientific skills, capacities and attitudes that will enable them to contribute to workplace discussions and processes concerned with organisations in contemporary and future contexts.  Images of organisations as machines, organisms, brains, cultures, political systems, instruments of domination, flux and transformation and as psychic prisons will be used to differentiate theoretical perspectives and assumptions about the roles of management.


Written Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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