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BU2003 - Organisational Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

In organisational behaviour, students follow on from their studies in management and will be introduced to theories of organisational psychology, sociology, and anthropology and learn how they relate to the practice of management. Organisational behaviour is devoted to understanding individuals and groups within an organisational context. The field focuses on attributes, processes, behaviours, and outcomes within and between individual, interpersonal, group, and organisational levels of analysis. Topics covered include motivation, leadership, conflict, power and politics, group dynamics, personality, communication and organisation structure.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to discuss, analyse and apply organisational behaviour theories and practice;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of one or more theories of behaviour in organisations through completion of an assessment item;
  • develop an understanding with theories of organisational psychology and sociology and how they relate to the practice of management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students should have knowledge gained from BU1004
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2701

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (25% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (25% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (25% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (25% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

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