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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

be admitted to: MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour

Unit aim

Introduces students to the theory and practice of Organisational Behaviour (OB). Central to this objective is the study of OB at three levels of analysis – 1) Individual, 2) Group, and 3) System. Collectively this structure provides the opportunity for students to recognise how workplace behaviour can be effectively managed so that desired organisational outcomes are achieved. Students will also have the opportunity to apply much of the unit content to their personal career context.

Unit content

 Module 1: Organisations and the individual

  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Linking individual differences to workplace behaviour
  • Managing workplace behaviour

Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes

  • Understanding groups and teams
  • Working with others to achieve desired organisational outcomes

Module 3: The organisational system

  • Organisational structure, culture and change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine the determinants of individual and group behaviour in an organisational context
2 demonstrate a critical understanding of selected OB theory and apply this knowledge to the challenges and opportunities of contemporary organisations
3 evaluate and discuss the characteristics of effective workplace teams
4 apply reflective practice to the analysis of professional career experiences
5 analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine the determinants of individual and group behaviour in an organisational context
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of selected OB theory and apply this knowledge to the challenges and opportunities of contemporary organisations
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. evaluate and discuss the characteristics of effective workplace teams
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. apply reflective practice to the analysis of professional career experiences
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.
  • Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2017, Organisational Behaviour, 8th edn, Pearson, Melbourne. ISBN: 978-1-4886-0932-9.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.