Advanced Organisational Behaviour

Subject MGMT40001 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours per semester, including self directed study/research


Admission into MC-COMMG, MC-COMMK or BH-COM

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will expand students' knowledge of major theories in areas of organisational behaviour by examining the empirical foundations of these theories, as well as more current research in these areas. This subject will examine current research addressing critical issues at the individual, group and organisational level. Topics may include trust, conflict, identity, culture, psychological contracts and the psychodynamics of organisations. Each topic area will be considered in terms of its relevance to the workplace, particularly how it may be used to deal with organisational problems.

Objectives: • Analyse current issues in organisational behaviour, their genesis, and their implications
• Critically evaluate the theories and models that inform those issues
• Articulate and critically evaluate your own beliefs and implicit theories about organisations
• Apply your critical understandings of organisational behaviour to real, simulated and case-based organisational and managerial problems

A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%) and assignments totalling not more than 5000 words (50%).

Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; statistical reasoning; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; use of computer software; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Management)

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