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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers 5022
    • Group and Teams
    • Culture
    • Personality
    • Communication
    • Learning and Perception
    • Motivation
    • Leadership
    • Conflict
    • Decision making
    • Power and Politics
    • Traditional work design and elements of structure
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Virtual Classroom
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Analytical written paper (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Written assessment (40%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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. Degree work emphasises academic writing and research skills required at a postgraduate level in business.

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