Management Analysis and Problem-solving

MGT60040 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours face to face + Blended + Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

HB8  HE Block 8

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

30 Oct 23 - 10 Dec 23

22 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
30 Oct 23

10 Nov 23

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Nov 23

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to a range of ways of exploring the management and organisational issues that confront organisations and businesses. Students will be offered a range of techniques designed to help them work effectively with others in inquiring into opportunities and problems, framing them in useful ways and creating options for tackling them. The unit offers a range of perspectives for doing this, including analysis using metaphor, gap analysis, and systems thinking. It is intended to help students integrate and apply the different discipline perspectives they study in their degrees; think holistically as well as functionally; and develop skills in collaborating with others whose training and perspective may be very different from their own 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of techniques in inquiry and analysis to organisational and business problems and opportunities.
2. Critically evaluate and utilise diagnostic framing for understanding presenting problems and opportunities
3. Critically analyse differences in individuals’ mindsets, experience and background, including their own.
4. Work collaboratively with a diverse range of people and act as a member and a leader of a team and work with others in developing their diagnostic practice.