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Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS508)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit introduces students to concepts and theories of organisational behaviour useful to managers. The unit considers behavioural impacts at the individual, group and organisational levels. Topics include motivation, job attitudes, stress, issues of group processes and relations, leadership, communication, power and conflict, and organisational structure and design. Theories of how to manage the organisation during times of change and development will be a focus. The unit combines lectures and tutorials and has a practical, problem solving and experiential approach.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course. Students in C1115 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass) will be enrolled in MBS5082.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management or MBS5082 Organisational Behaviour and Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors
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.
Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS5082) - as for MBS508 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: W-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities Taught intensively during the Winter term.
Prerequisites Enrolment in C1083 Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass) or C1115 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS508 Organisational Behaviour and Management or MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
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.
Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS538) - as for MBS508 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
Assessment The assessment will consist of 2 Individual Assignments, one Group Work and the Final Exam.

The first part of assignment 1 (Reference list with search outlined plus annotated bibliography) is worth 20%. It aims to help students identify key scholarly writings in the field of organisational behaviour and be able to evaluate them (around 1,500 words).

The second part of assignment 1 (Literature review on selected topic) is worth 20%, (around 2,500 words).

The Group Work is worth 20% and it aims to help students learn about group dynamics (around 1,200 words).

The Final Exam (Multiple Choice Questions, Essay Questions and a Case-Study) is worth 40% (around 800 words)
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS508 Organisational Behaviour and Management or MBS5082 Organisational Behaviour and Management may not enrol in this unit for credit
Previously 2013: MBS508
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
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.

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