Management Theory and Analysis (MTA)

Course description

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate a solid command of central theoretical ideas, concepts and critical issues of management in contemporary society.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: Knowledge and understanding

1. Describe the development of management theories, their functioning and implications. 

Skills and abilities 

2. Clearly and critically analyze, discuss and contrast central theoretical constructs in the relevant literature.

3. Analyze management practices in contemporary organizations.

Judgement and approach

4. Reflect upon and evaluate the social significance of management in contemporary society.

Course Content

The course focuses central issues and problems pertinent to the management of organizations. The course has a distinctly analytical rather than normative character: rather than proposing some ‘best practices’ of management, the course seeks to examine management as a body of knowledge and critical practice in contemporary society. It aims to provide students with the necessary analytical tools to understand, reflect upon and evaluate different approaches to management. The course is based on theories of management that deal with the organization of society. Students will explore topics such as organizational paradigms, division of labor, bureaucracy, authority, corporate culture, and entrepreneurship. Having completed the course students should be able to think critically and comprehensively about the character and role of management in contemporary society and be able to use different theoretical ideas in their independent analyses of organized activity.  

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Management Theory and Analysis
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Lotta Sondell
Head of course:
Nick Butler