Organisational Behaviour for Managers - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Written assessment (40%) , Assignment - Analytical written paper (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,950.00
International 4,200.00

This unit focuses on organisational behaviour at an individual, group and organisational level, encompassing issues that are changing the way work is conducted, organised and managed. It also considers improving organisational effectiveness. Local and international case studies are analysed. Participants will consider practical and theoretical approaches adopted by organisations to improve and enhance the quality of leadership and management in the workplace. Course work emphasises academic writing and research skills required at a postgraduate level in business.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. synthesise major Organisational Behaviour (OB) concepts, models and theories to enhance organisational effectiveness,
  2. analyse case studies and scenarios encompassing global perspectives,
  3. evaluate performance in a diverse team,
  4. analyse and evaluate literature relevant to the business and management theories.
  • Assessment — Written assessment (40%)
  • Assignment — Analytical written paper (40%)
  • Case Study (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers 5022
2Group and Teams
6Learning and Perception
10Decision making
11Power and Politics
12Traditional work design and elements of structure

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Virtual Classroom

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement 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.

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