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Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS538)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
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. The focus is on helping students to understand themselves and how they could operate today and in the future in management contexts within a globalised world. The unit uses practical, problem-solving and experiential activities to explore organisational behaviour and challenges for managers, individuals and interactions in organisations, organisational dynamics, and organisational processes and characteristics.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Articulate how people's interactions influence organisational capabilities and the way organisations function.
2. Analyse the relationship between practice in contemporary organisations and organisational behaviour and management thinking.
3. Appraise the purpose and range of activities associated with effective management of people in contemporary organisations.
4. Critique own organisational knowledge, skills and abilities and devise strategies for enhancing effective managerial behaviour.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus and at MUISC Dubai
Workshops: 4 hours per fortnight at Kaplan SGP
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features combining a mixture of online readings and activities, small class knowledge application and skills development, and self-directed learning.
An experiential learning approach is used with active learner involvement in a practically-focused environment. The emphasis is on developing critical self-analysis using individual and group approaches to problem solving and identifying and resolving contemporary, complex organisational issues, both locally and internationally. Making the connections between theory and practical application is key and reflection is used to conceptualise the experience.
Assessment The assessment will comprise three assignments and one exam. Assessment 1 is a Review consisting of 6 quizzes of multiple choice questions covering the content of the sessions and worth 12 percent. Assessment 2 is an Essay of 1500 words worth 20 percent aimed at helping students develop critical thinking in the field of organisational behaviour and management. Assessment 3 is a Learning Journal of around 2850 words worth 38 percent, which enables students to reflect on their learning within the unit and interact in groups. Assessment 4 is an Exam of multiple choice questions and short essays and is a culmination of the unit worth 30 percent.
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
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL) [New in 2015]
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Administration (GradCertPAAdmin) [New in 2015]
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration Professional Practice (MBA(PP)) [New in 2016]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
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 MBS538 except as follows
School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SUM-internal, U2-external, W-internal, W-external
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of 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 to:
a. Enhance your own teamwork and leadership skills;
b. Identify, analyse and understand issues that may impact on organisational effectiveness;
c. Explore processes and strategies to better manage and improve workplace relationships and interactions between individuals within groups and organisations.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: South Street Murdoch 3 x 2.5 hours per week during the 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 Students will have an opportunity to visit a business incubator.
Assessment Group Case & Analysis 40%
Learning Journal 30%
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
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass) (GradCertBusAdmin)
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
MBS538
Dr Moira Watson
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6217
e: M.Watson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS5082
Dr Simon Minaee
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2769
e: S.Minaee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.011 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS538

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mr Justin Hancock
P/T Teaching Casual

e: J.Hancock@murdoch.edu.au
MBS538

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Moira Watson
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6217
e: M.Watson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS5082

MURDOCH: SUM-Internal
Mr Arjun Murthy
Exam Supervisor

e: A.Murthy@murdoch.edu.au
MBS5082

MURDOCH: W-External
MURDOCH: W-Internal
Dr Simon Minaee
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2769
e: S.Minaee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.011 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS5082

MURDOCH: U2-External
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