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Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 4

  • 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.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Short written response10%
Critical review30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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