MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Management; Human Resource Management major sequences
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Accounting; Economics; Marketing; Professional Economics; Finance; Business Law major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
This unit provides an understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations, with an emphasis on similarities and differences in different cultures. Topics that deal with individuals in organisations include personality, perception, motivation, ability, satisfaction, decision making and stress. Topics relevant to group behaviour include interpersonal relations, group dynamics, group decision making, leadership, conflict, power, ethics, social justice and social responsibility. The application of theory and research findings to management practice in organisations is addressed in the coverage of these topics.
Students are able to (1) explain organisational behaviour theories and concepts across cultures and nations; (2) describe the importance of an evidence-based approach to management and organisational behaviour; (3) interpret organisational problems in terms of individual, interpersonal and group processes; (4) analyse organisational problems using a number of established theoretical frameworks; (5) create solutions to managerial problems through the application of well-researched organisational behaviour principles; and (6) develop oral and written communication skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ramon Rico (semester 1), Dr Ruolian Fang (Semester 2)
Unit rules
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
Semester 2-2020 [SEM-2-2020]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.