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MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 03-Jan-2017 to 17-Feb-2017
Assessment Period End 25-Feb-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 12-Jan-2017
Census Date 13-Jan-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 10-Feb-2017

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Summer Semester - Two 1-hour lectures plus two hours of online workshops and two hours of tutorials per week. Semester 1 and 2 - A one hour lecture plus a one hour online workshop and one hour tutorial per week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please note that this is a level-2 subject. Only those students who have completed the equivalent of one year of study are advised to enrol in this subject.

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Mr Titus Ng, Prof Bill Harley, Prof Graham Sewell

Contact

Summer: titus.ng@unimelb.edu.au
Semester 1: gsewell@unimelb.edu.au
Semester 2: bharley@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject will provide an introduction to basic individual and group processes, as they affect people in organisations. Major theories and models in key areas of organisational behaviour will be examined; including group dynamics, motivation, stress, communication, conflict, power, strategy, structure and change management. Tutorials will emphasise the application of theories, through the use of exercises and case studies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the basic theories & models within organisational behaviour.
  • Apply major theories and models from the field of organisational behaviour to analyse organisational problems and generate realistic solutions & recommendations, as presented in case studies.
  • Summarise and evaluate recent academic research and findings on a specified topic in organisational behaviour.
  • Describe practical application of theories and concepts in team work assignment.
  • Identify and critique management approaches in the field and collaboratively develop alternative models of practice.
  • Solve problems of management practice.
  • Analyse team dynamics.
Assessment:

Summer Semester:

  • A 2-hour examination, end-of-semester (50%)
  • A 1000 word individual essay, due in week 2, (10%)
  • A 5000 word group case study report (equivalent to 1250 words per student), due in week 5 (30%)
  • Tutorial preparation, participation and contribution, throughout the semester (10%)
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.


Semester 1 and 2:

  • A 2-hour examination, end-of-semester (50%)
  • A 1000 word individual essay, due in week 4, (10%)
  • A 5000 word group case study report (equivalent to 1250 words per student), due in week 9-10, (30%)
  • Tutorial preparation, participation and contribution, throughout the semester (10%)
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

In this subject you will have the opportunity to develop important generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be fostered in the tutorial/workshop program and more directly within the team assignment where students have to apply theoretical material to a practical case study.
  • Collaborative learning and team-work skills will be developed by working in a permanent, semester-long, student team for the case study. Team-work skills will also be fostered through exercises, role plays, and simulations that are incorporated into the tutorial program.
  • Verbal and written communication skills will be developed via the individual and team assignments and through the experience of working in a team for the whole semester. The interactive nature of the tutorial/workshop program will also, indirectly, help to improve communication skills.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Construction major
Engineering Systems
Environmental Engineering Systems major
Related Breadth Track(s): Managing Change
The Socially Responsible Firm
Managing People

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