ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

MGT5OBR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the major concepts that enable managers to understand the behaviour of people in organisations. Students will investigate the impact of individuals, groups and structure in influencing organisational behaviour, and in engaging with organisation challenges. Topics covered include: Individual Behaviour, Groups and Teamwork, Organisational Culture, Decision Making, Change, Leadership, Communication and Motivation.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA4OB; BUA5OA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing organisational behaviour and to write critically about organisational behaviour issues

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around organisational behaviour. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge and fundamental issues surrounding organisational behaviour

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around organisational behaviour. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. To develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of organisational behaviour

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of organisational behaviour. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final 2-hour examination plus 20 minutes reading time.40 01, 02, 03
One x 1 hour in-class mid semester test (plus 15 minutes reading time)20 01, 02, 03
One x 2,500 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final 2-hour examination plus 20 minutes reading time.40 01, 02, 03
One x 1 hour in-class mid semester test (plus 15 minutes reading time)20 01, 02, 03
One x 2,500 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Cavanagh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final 2-hour examination plus 20 minutes reading time.40 01, 02, 03
One x 1 hour in-class mid semester test (plus 15 minutes reading time)20 01, 02, 03
One x 2,500 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final 2-hour examination plus 20 minutes reading time.40 01, 02, 03
One x 1 hour in-class mid semester test (plus 15 minutes reading time)20 01, 02, 03
One x 2,500 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03