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MGW2230

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
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Damian Morgan (Semester 1); Associate Professor Margaret Lindorff (Semester 2)

Synopsis

Students gain an understanding of factors affecting the behaviour of people in work settings. The unit focuses on individual, group, and total organisational human factors influencing the effectiveness of organisations, including: the nature of organisations in the global context; individual behaviour including perception, attitudes, values and personality, motivation and performance; group behaviour in organisations -- the properties and management of groups, leaders and leadership, organisational power, influence, communication, conflict and decision making; organisational structure; organisational culture; change; the formal and informal organisation.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine theories of organisational behaviour (OB) to develop fundamental knowledge of OB as an area of management
  • analyse OB issues from multiple workplace perspectives
  • examine how managers can use knowledge of OB to manage individual employees and teams
  • apply theoretical OB concepts to organisational situations using the case study method
  • demonstrate skills in evaluation and analysis of OB concepts.

Assessment

On-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Off-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Damian Morgan

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete MGW1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

MGC2230, MGF2111