MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 1OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Trimester 3OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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 & TR3) Dr March To (TR2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
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; or 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 1-2020 [TRI-1-2020]
Trimester 2_2019_ONLINE [TRI-2_2019_ONLINE]
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