MGMT5508 Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides students with a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the management of individual and group behaviour in organisations. In particular, the unit focuses on the role of the leader in influencing individual and group behaviour.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of current leadership theories; (2) explain organisational behaviour theories and concepts; (3) apply the language and basic technical terms of the organisational behaviour discipline; (4) interpret organisational problems in terms of leadership, individual, interpersonal and group processes; (5) analyse organisational problems through the application of organisational behaviour principles; and (6) create an action plan for developing leadership skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) personal case study ; (2) readiness assurance test; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sandra Kiffin-Petersen
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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