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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a foundation subject and introduces students to the major concepts that enable managers to understand the behaviour of people in organisations. In this regard students will investigate the impact of individuals, groups and structure in determining organisational effectiveness. The field of organisational behaviour comes from a variety of disciplines; namely, psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and political science. Topics covered include: Individual Behaviour, Groups and Teamwork, Organisational Culture, Managerial Problem Solving and Decision - making change,communication and motivation. Students will be introduced to and be expected to integrate the foundational concepts of systems thinking, critical thinking and learning theory.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into HZBAHA or LMBACB or SZBAEE01 or SZBAEE or LCBA or LPGEI or SZBATE01 or LMBAH or LMBAC or SZITBA or LGBAB or LGBA or LCBAB or SZBATE or enrolled in a postgraduate course


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The Department of Management has an expectation of 80% attendance in all lectures. The University reserves the right to offer this subject in other modes including seminars, lectures, and block mode or modes using electronic technologies. When offered in different modes, assessment schemes may also be varied.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganisational BehaviourPrescribedRobbins, S.P. & Judge, T.A.,201114TH EDITION, PEARSON PRENTICE HALL, NEW JERSEY

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