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Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS5082)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description This unit explores individual, group and organsational drivers within the context of the modern workplace. Participants develop professional capabilities to successfully manage. Organisational Behaviour and Management draws from both the changes shaping contemporary workplaces and scholarly research to build robust and effective managerial capabilities. Delivered in an intensive format, the unit incorporates contemporary cases, guest presentations from industry associates, problem-solving tasks and workplace simulations. It enables participants to better assess and diagnose organisational needs and develop strong strategic proficiencies.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Evaluate major concepts, theories and models of organisational behaviour and management.
2. Apply those concepts, theories and ideas to solve real and simulated, complex organisational and human behavioural problems in practical ways, by using the concepts, theories and ideas.
3. Develop teamwork and leadership skills.
4. Analyse issues that may impact on organisational effectiveness.
5. Create processes and strategies to better manage and improve workplace relationships and interactions between individuals within groups and organisations.
6. Demonstrate high quality communication skills, including preparing and delivering oral presentations
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: South Street Murdoch, 3 x 2.5 hours per week during the winter teaching semester or 2 x 2.5 hours per week during the summer teaching semester.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences The unit hosts two sets of guest speaker each with professional experience in the topics being covered. Each event provides students with an opportunity to interact with visiting business professionals.
Assessment Individual Review 20%
Individual Essay 15%
Group Organisational Report 35%
Examination 30%
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
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
Dr Simon Minaee
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2769
e: S.Minaee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.013 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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