Management & Organisational Behaviour

Course code GSBS6020Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course introduces students to the foundations of management theory and to the nature of human behaviour at work. It comprises the history and analysis of management theory and concepts relating to: individual, group and organisational processes. As a prescribed course in the MBA and the Master of Human Resource Management, it provides students with foundation knowledge and learning skills required in other courses such as writing and presentation, critical analysis, argumentation and group work skills

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Understand the theories and models about management and organisational behaviour (MOB).
2. Appreciate and evaluate the current literature and research findings on important management and OB issues.
3. Apply the learnt theories and models to the problem solving of pratical issues in organisational scenarios.
4. Participate in team-based activities and learn from experiences working with people in teams.
5. Reflect critically upon their own behaviours as a manager or as an individual employee and identify effective strategies for improving their skills and practice in different workplace situations.
6. Communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and speaking.
7. Learn critical/analytical thinking and organising skills in a management context.
ContentIntroduction to Management Theory
Part One: The Individual Behaviour and Processes
* Personality & Perception
* Attitudes Values and Ethics
* Motivation
* Stress & Conflict
Part Two: The Group Behaviour and Processes
* Team/Group Dynamics
* Communication
* Leadership
* Power & Politics
Part Three: The Organisation Processes
* Organisational Structure
* Organisational Culture
* Organisational Change and Development
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor essay
Group-based case study report
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term