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Organisational Behaviour and Management (MBS538)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description 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 .Demonstrate advanced knowledge of OBM principles
2. Apply OBM knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
3. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
4. Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 36 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
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, 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 Written, supervised assessment 35%; written unsupervised: 65%
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 Design Thinking (GradCertDesThink)
Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL) [New in 2015]
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Certificate in Negotiation (GradCertNeg) [New in 2019]
Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Administration (GradCertPAAdmin) [New in 2015]
Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation (GradDipDesThink&SvcInnov)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business (MBus) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MBA)+(MHCM) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA)+(MIT) [New in 2019]
Master of Engineering (ME)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Moira Watson
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6217
e: Moira.Watson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.017 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Moira Watson
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6217
e: Moira.Watson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.017 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

Ms Carole Brady

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

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