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Organisational Theory and Behaviour (BUS293)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides an overview of the dynamics of individual and group behaviour in organisations and explores organisational theories and management processes. Students will investigate how individual, team, and organisational processes affect behaviour in order to develop skills in identifying and solving problems to maximise organisational efficiency and productivity
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Explain how working effectively with people in an organisation can affect both its commercial viability and its sustainability
2. Locate and strategically analyse information that will enable informed decisions, grounded in research, in relation to dealing with people in sustainable organisations
3. Demonstrate understanding of workplace interactions, relating your understanding to concepts and theories of organisational behaviour
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of people and their roles within organisations, how this affects management and leadership, and apply this to a range of problems
5. Discuss how globalisation affects people and decisions within many organisations
6. Use professional, interpersonal, and communication skills
7. Demonstrate reflection skills to evaluate individual and team performance
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), simulations, case studies, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Online Quizzes 15%
Team Research Report 30%
Reflection and Review 15% (in two parts: Part A - Evaluation of self and team members performance 5% and Part B - Oral presentation reflection 10%)
Final Examination 40%
Prerequisites BUS145 Principles of Management or BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance or PSY217 Psychology: Work and Organisations or BUS123 Management in a Global Environment.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS223 Organisational Theory and Behaviour may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons))+(BCom)
Appears in these Minors Human Resources Management
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus

Ms Tara Amin
Administration Officer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7399
e: Tara.Amin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.024 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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