Behaviour in Organisations - 2016

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Unit summary

HRM60016

  • 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 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Presentation - & Report - Group (35-45%) , Project - Group (10-20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 3,050.00
International 3,300.00

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of management and organisational behaviour in the context of today's contemporary global business environment. It examines the major theories and models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power and politics, change and resistance, and ethics and social responsibility. It places particular emphasis on the application of theory to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Apply critical and analytical thinking, including a capacity to question existing practices and assumptions, to the study of management and organisations.
  2. Critically evaluate the theoretical foundations of the fields of management and organisational studies; contextualise contemporary managerial practices in the light of this theory.
  3. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace.
  4. Critically analyse the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations.
  • Presentation — & Report - Group (35-45%)
  • Project — Group (10-20%)
  • Report — (45-55%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Communication, group dynamics, behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power, politics, change, ethics and social responsibility
2Introduces and explores organisational behaviour approaches including critical management thinking, paradigms and theories
3Application of organisational behaviour theories to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future
4Critically analyse the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations
5Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace

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