Management Thought In Context

Subject Code:

MGT322

Subject Aim:

To make students realise that human existence can be interpreted through diverse perspectives and that there is no authoritative criterion for deciding that one perspective is more valid than another. To demonstrate that modern Western management thought, whilst of recent origin, draws on a range of ancient and more recent ontological, epistemological and ethical assumptions. To provide intellectual references for the critical analysis of management concepts. To ground passion, the prerequisite of action, upon wisdom, that is, inquiry into the good for man.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Critique management theory and practice in light of philosophical schemes
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the works of important Western philosophers by using critical thinking skills acquired through evaluating the assumptions upon which management rest
  • Understand and apply a model for analysing and evaluating language

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

While each student will have a preferred individual learning strategy, it is important to acknowledge that most learning is achieved outside of class time, through personal work. This is true of all subjects but takes a particular importance for this one; students must engage with the textbook and other reading to pass the subject, let alone achieve a high grade. Class time can only provide a structure to assist study.