MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour
- 6 points
|Trimester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Trimester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Trimester 3||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit focuses on individual and group behaviour in organisations. Topics may include personality and behaviour; personal performance and stress; decision making skills; managing power, politics and conflict; team and group dynamics; gender and diversity issues; and interpersonal and group communication.
- Students are able to (1) explain and apply contemporary evidence based organisational behaviour knowledge to real world situations; (2) apply critical thinking and diagnostic skills to analyse case studies and realistic scenarios using organisational behaviour theories and concepts; (3) develop strategic solutions to a range of organisational behavioural challenges in the contemporary workplace that incorporates multiple stakeholder perspectives; (4) develop effective communication skills to influence and relate to multiple stakeholders across a range of business contexts; (5) recognise, understand and identify appropriate actions to ethical dilemmas and cross cultural situations; (6) demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams; and (7) apply leadership knowledge and skills to improve individual and organisational effectiveness.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual activities; (2) group activities; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sandra Kiffin-Petersen (TR1) Ms Barbara Wood (TR2 & TR3)
- Unit rules
- enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Leadership;
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
- Contact hours
- for trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; for non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks; online-nil
- Unit Outline
- Trimester 1_2019 [TRI-1_2019]
Trimester 2_2019 [TRI-2_2019]
Trimester 2_2019_ONLINE [TRI-2_2019_ONLINE]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-G-1A_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-G-1B_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- 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 at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.