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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 unifying theme of the course is to identify many of the factors that influence performance at work. Performance occurs at 3 levels - individual, team and organizational. All of the topics introduced in this course are selected because they influence performance at one or more of these levels. And while many of the concepts we address in this course may seem obvious to you, even common sense to some, none is common practice. We therefore will explore discrepancies between what you think you know, what you do, and what actually works. Our goal is to close these gaps by identifying what to do, how to do it, and why.

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 organizational behaviour—what’s right with employees and organizations
  • Team dynamics, processes, and outcomes
  • Power, influence, and politics—getting things done through others
  • Leadership—influence in action
  • Organizational culture—the fabric of organizational life

Textbook(s)

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

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 2100 words 35% N/A
Discussion paper 1500 words 25% N/A
Group project 2400 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2400 words 40% N/A
Discussion paper 2100 words 35% N/A
Problem solving exercise maximum 300 words per week 25% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment 2100 words 35% N/A
Discussion paper 1500 words 25% N/A
Group project 2400 words 40% 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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