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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Collect, appraise and appropriately cite relevant information from a range of academic sources. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 describe the functions, roles and skills of a manager, and how they contribute to key organisational outcomes. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 present and critically analyse opposing views of the factors that influence workplace behaviour. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
4 identify and evaluate the characteristics of effective workplace teams, as supported by empirical research. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
5 demonstrate a broad understanding of OB theory and concepts as they apply to the effective functioning of organisations, including issues of power, politics, structure and change. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning

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

  1. Collect, appraise and appropriately cite relevant information from a range of academic sources.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. describe the functions, roles and skills of a manager, and how they contribute to key organisational outcomes.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. present and critically analyse opposing views of the factors that influence workplace behaviour.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and evaluate the characteristics of effective workplace teams, as supported by empirical research.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate a broad understanding of OB theory and concepts as they apply to the effective functioning of organisations, including issues of power, politics, structure and change.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed Text: Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Edwards, M, Sandiford, P, Fitzgerlad, M, & Hunt J, 2020, Organisational Behaviour, 9th, Pearson, Melbourne. ISBN: 978-14886-2068-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.