- This unit of study includes the following topics: overview of the development of organisation/management theory; analysis of scientific management, human relations theory; individual behaviour/perception, personality, learning, motivation; group behaviour: group dynamics, conflict resolution and leadership. Students will extrapolate the application of these theories, concepts and principles through structured case studies. Students will also investigate issues of gender, ethnicity and age.
|1.||Critically analyse management practices in the Australasian and international contexts;|
|2.||Evaluate organisation behaviour and management theory and critically analyse the underlying values of these theories;|
|3.||Investigate the impact of management theories on practical management decision making in the Australasian and international contexts;|
|4.||Develop skills and knowledge with regard to individual and group behaviour in the context of organisations and their environment and applying these to achieve organisational goals;|
|5.||Apply ethical concepts in contemporary business settings and critique how they relate to the individual in a work and societal context, and|
|6.||Communicate a contextualised knowledge and understanding of management and organisation behaviour theory and practice in written and oral form.|
|Other||Workbook (500 words)||10%|
|Assignment||Group Activity (Learning in the Workplace) (500 words)||20%|
|Assignment||Research Essay (500 words)||20%|
|Examination||Final Examination (1.5 hours)||50%|
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