Organisational Behaviour - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • 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 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Organisational Behaviour focuses on human behaviour within organisational contexts. This enables an understanding of the self and others within the workplace and the subsequent impact on organisational effectiveness. The course focuses on principles, approaches, and theories of workplace behaviour in relation to individuals, groups and organisational contexts with the aim of students developing greater understanding of complex organisational issues and solving relevant workplace problems. Embedded in this course are the skills of critical enquiry and the development of ethical values in relation to practice.

The central questions are:

  1. What are the key theories and approaches that help us to understand organisational behaviour?
  2. How can we apply these key theories and approaches to better understand ourselves and organisational issues?

The course therefore has relevance to the present and future work of all students. Furthermore, the course provides an important contribution to personal and career development for students and is the basis for future careers in areas such as HRM, management, change management, training and development, and other leadership roles.

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand theories, models and concepts of organisational behaviour
  2. Apply organisational and behavioural knowledge to workplace problems / contexts
  3. Create solutions to workplace problems through the application and analysis of organisational behaviour principles, concepts and theories
  4. Increase self-insight regarding individual, group and organisational behaviour
  • Assignment (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quizzes (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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:

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is organisational behaviour
2Attitudes and perceptions
3Personality and values
4Emotions and moods
6Group behaviour and work teams
8Power and politics
9Conflict and negotiation
10Organisational culture
11Organisational stress management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

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Required textbooks

  • Organisational Behaviour

    By:Robbins, Judge Millett

    ISBN: 9781442558786


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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