Management and Organisation Behaviour

Unit code: VBE1004 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
N/A
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Overview

The aims of this unit of study are to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of organisational behaviour and management theory and to apply these theories to management practices in Australia. Students begin to evaluate the underlying values of management theories and their effectiveness in affecting productivity, leadership and motivation in the workplace. The unit concentrates on Australian case studies and incorporates a consideration of issues of gender, ethnicity and age. The learning and teaching in the unit prepares students for further study and the workplace by supporting them to develop research, essay and report writing skills as well as the ability to work as part of a self-managing team. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse common management practices in the Australasian context;
  2. Explain organisation behaviour and management theory and discuss the fundamental beliefs of these theories;
  3. Detail the role and impact of management theories on practical management decision making in the Australasian context;
  4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge about individual and group behaviour and how these apply in the context of organisations and their environment;
  5. Examine ethical issues in contemporary business and explain how they relate to the individual in a work and societal context.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Online Test
Assessment type: Report
|
Grade: 30%
Case Study Report
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 40%
Group Research Project
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 15%
Individual written analysis of business case study results

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, Liaoning University
Assessment type: Review
|
Grade: 10%
Online Review Questions (200 - 500 words)
Assessment type: Essay
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Grade: 20%
Research Essay (500 - 1000 words)
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 20%
Group Assignment (800 - 1000 words)
Assessment type: Examination
|
Grade: 50%
Final Examination (2 hours, 1500 - 2000 words)
For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Online Test
Assessment type: Report
|
Grade: 30%
Case Study Report
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 40%
Group Research Project
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 15%
Individual written analysis of business case study results

Required reading

There is no required text for this unit.

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