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MGW2230

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
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mazanai Musara (South Africa); Dr Patricia Lau (Malaysia)

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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

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

Assessment

On-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Off-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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