Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. The primary purpose of this unit is to improve the management of organisations through the development of knowledge of human behaviour. To do this, managers must be able to understand the behaviour of others and attempt to predict and influence it. It is hoped that, through your active participation in this unit, you will gain an appreciation of organisational behaviour as a field of study, which can be used in the effective management of people and organisations. Organisational Behaviour is a field of study that draws upon a diverse range of disciplines (including psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and economics) for a systematic and integrated approach to the study of human behaviour. While its concepts, theories and understandings about human behaviour draw upon these disciplines, Organisational Behaviour is unique in that it takes an integrated and contingency approach to management, has an applied focus, and rests on scientific foundations.
|Unit name||Organisational Behaviour|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Dr Kim Backhouse
Dr Kim Backhouse
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|LO1||understand and explain the complexity of key individual, group and organisational level influences on human behaviour in organisations.|
|LO2||knowledge of theories, concepts and models in organisational behaviour and the ability to apply them critically and creatively to topical issues.|
|LO3||apply current theory and practice to personal workplace experience.|
|LO4||to effectively communicate organisational behaviour theory and practice.|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,702.00||090799|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Semester 1: Offered face-to-face weekdays in Hobart; seven face-to-face workshops in Launceston; 3 face-to-face evening workshops in Burnie; and by distance.
Semester 2: Offered face-to-face in the Hobart Saturday program; and by distance.
Online quiz (25%), Report (35%), Case study presentation (10%), Essay (30%)
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