Organisational Behaviour - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Group Project - Presentation (10%) , Mid-study period test - Online quiz (15%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as PSY130 Organisational Behaviour.

The major objectives of this unit are to introduce you to the key concepts, research techniques and findings in the study of organisational behaviour. The unit will also explore current organisational behaviour issues in the workplace, looking at ways in which theory and research are applied to increase individual and organisational effectiveness. The unit aims to foster the development of a critical and creative approach to the application of organisational behaviour knowledge to the workplace and integrate this into mainstream business analysis.

Knowledge and skills should be enhanced in these areas:

  1. concepts and theories of organisational behaviour
  2. performing research
  3. application of research findings to organisational behaviour outcomes
  4. working in a virtual team to find answers to an organisational behaviour problem.
  • Group Project — Presentation (10%)
  • Mid-study period test — Online quiz (15%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam — Final Online Quiz (45%)
  • Online Discussion — Compulsory
  • Report (30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PSY130 — Organisational Behaviour
  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

3Perception and personality
4Power and politics
5Values and ethics
10Culture and change
11Decision making

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Organisational Behaviour: Emerging Knowledge. Global


    ISBN: 9781743761977


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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