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MGB2230

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedBerwick First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrea Kirk-Brown

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 including 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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

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

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

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