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MGF2111

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrew Pirola-Merlo (Semester 1); Dr Giles Hirst (Semester 2)

Synopsis

The unit takes a positive and appreciative approach, presenting supportable practices and interventions to help understand and develop more positive and productive individual, team and organisational behaviours and outcomes. A range of relevant issues will be addressed at the organisational, environmental, team and individual levels including: the employment relationship, reward systems, positive organisational behaviours, learning, leadership, teamwork, technology, emotions, culture and diversity.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe and discuss the major theories and concepts that pertain to understanding behaviour in organisations
  • describe and discuss contemporary perspectives in Organisational Behaviour, including the Positive Organisational Behaviour approach to this field
  • engage with the relevant research literature, and draw on that literature to make plausible, evidence-based predictions about how environmental factors may influence organisational behaviour
  • examine the role of Organisational Behaviour theory in enhancing both individual and organisational effectiveness.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Giles Hirst

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete MGF1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

MGC2230, MGW2230