2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Collect, appraise and appropriately cite relevant information from a range of academic sources.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||describe the functions, roles and skills of a manager, and how they contribute to key organisational outcomes.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||present and critically analyse opposing views of the factors that influence workplace behaviour.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify and evaluate the characteristics of effective workplace teams, as supported by empirical research.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate a broad understanding of OB theory and concepts as they apply to the effective functioning of organisations, including issues of power, politics, structure and change.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Study Period 4
- Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.
- Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2017, Organisational Behaviour, 8th edn, Pearson, Melbourne. ISBN: 978-1-4886-0932-9.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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