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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: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: 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 Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
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
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 · Review 10%
· Case Analysis 20%
· Portfolio 35%
· Exam 35%
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 (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
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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