Managing the Organisation

Course code IRHR1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

People management within continually changing organisations plays a paramount role to corporate success. This course examines the theories and ideas underlying management and organisational behaviour. Topics are organised to give a general introduction to the three levels of: individual behaviour in organisations, the study of groups and group processes, and the management of the organisation as an entity. With a variety of real life global case studies you will be exposed to the world of management and management practice.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Recognise, comprehend and use the language of management and organisational behaviour.
2. Critically discuss, evaluate and apply theoretical concepts and ideas from management and organisational behaviour to local, national and international workplace and case studies.
3. Explain that there are no right answers in management and organisational behaviour.
4. Produce written essays using academic standards, style and structure appropriate to both purpose and audience.
5. Demonstrate effective contributions to group tasks and processes by defining work targets, planning activities in consultation, and debating ideas and perspectives in a tutorial.
6. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of international perspectives as they relate personally and professionally.
ContentLectures examine and critically evaluate the theories and ideas underlying management and organisational behaviour. Tutorials will provide exposure to application of theory and ideas in organisations. IRHR1001 is organised to give a general introduction to human behaviour and management, including an examination of individual behaviour followed by the study of groups and group processes, the organisation, management and management practices. These topics include:
* Management theory
* Values and Attitudes
* Personality
* Perception
* Stress
* Managing Change
* Motivation
* Managing groups and teams
* Power
* Organisational Structures & Design
* Decision Making
* Leadership
* Organisational Culture
* Planning and Control in Organisations
* Ethics and Social Responsibility
* Managing in a Global Environment
Replacing Course(s)IRHR1110
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have successfully completed IRHR1110
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for IRHR1001