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Behaviour & Leadership in Organisations (MGMT90040)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90040
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject develops knowledge of theories of human behaviour in an organisational setting, and leadership theories and practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Managing employees for peak performance
  • Developing effective leaders through coaching and mentoring
  • Evaluating the role of people management for organisational performance

Intended learning outcomes

  • Appreciate the importance of human resources management to organisational outcomes.
  • Understand how to develop effective leaders.
  • Know how behaviour in organisational settings can link to strategy.
  • Appreciate the practices implemented by 'high performance' organisations.

Generic skills

  • Analysis and problem solving;
  • Ability to apply theory and research to problems facing organisations;
  • Identify practical steps for the management of employee performance in organisations; and
  • Oral and written communication.

Eligibility and requirements


Entry into the Master of Enterprise or the Master of Supply Chain Management.



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Take-home exam, due on the Tuesday after the delivery (20%)
  • 1,500 word assignment, due four weeks after the delivery (30%)
  • 3,000 word field project, due eight weeks after the delivery (50%)

Dates & times

  • December
    Principal coordinatorKris Young
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours26 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 2 December 2019 to 6 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 3 December 2019
    Census date20 December 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 January 2020
    Assessment period ends31 January 2020

    December contact information

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester

Further information

Last updated: 20 August 2019