Course Title: Organisational Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Organisational Analysis

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet3 2019


Kolej Metropolitan


630H Management


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11


Universitas Pelita Harapan


630H Management


Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr Keith Toh

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1458

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

 CLO1Identify different analytical perspectives employed to understand organisations  at  the individual, social, structural and systemic levels.
 CL02 Interpret and apply these multiple perspectives to empirically analyse specific organisations and the contexts in which they operate.
 CLO3  Draw on different analytical perspectives as the basis for a multidisciplinary approach towards organisational functionality, political and social relations.
 CLO4    Evaluate knowledge assumptions and come to recognise their management implications and practical consequences.
 CLO5     Assess and judge how organisational analysis can be used to engender  solutions to organisational challenges that are socially responsible.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1


1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2


1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3


1, 2, 3, 4, 5