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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5114

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
012580

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

The course looks at concepts that can help understand organisational behaviour and management, explores people issues in terms of individual differences and group factors, considers how workplaces can be designed, and then looks at how to manage and lead within organisations. Understanding how people are motivated and how the psychology of individuals and groups may work against or for the goals of an organisation help managers plan to achieve desired outcomes. Similarly, understanding managers and leaders in terms of individual differences and contribution towards organisational development and achieving organisational goals also helps us understand how we may become better at managing, motivating, and mentoring when we take our places as managers in the workplace.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include: 
  • Soft v. hard skills, problem solving, and other keys to your job and career success
  • Employee attributes that drive performance
  • Motivation—the engine of performance
  • Performance management—the frequent culprit of underperformance and other undesirable outcomes
  • Positive organisational behaviour—what’s right with employees and organisations
  • Team dynamics, processes, and outcomes
  • Power, influence, and politics—getting things done through others
  • Leadership—influence in action
  • Organisational culture—the fabric of organisational life

Textbook(s)

Kinicki, A & Fugate, M 2016, Organizational Behavior: A Practical, Problem-Solving Approach , 1st ed, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Discussion paper 2100 words 25% N/A
Group project 3300 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Discussion paper 2100 words 25% N/A
Group project 3300 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Discussion paper 2100 words 25% N/A
Group project 3300 words 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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