The study of Organisational Behaviour is essential to becoming a successful manager or future leader. You’ll analyse factors influencing the dynamics of organisational culture and develop communication skills to prepare you for leadership roles in corporate environments.

Learn how to deal with conflict and change, while developing an appreciation for the employee diversity. Cultivate critical thinking and proactive problem-solving skills, then put them into practice. Make links between employee behaviour and organisational restructuring, and understand the values that can come about from positive workplace culture.

In this unit, you will study:

  • Organisations and the individual
    • Management and organisational behaviour: an overview
    • Diversity of internal and external environments of the organisation
    • Human behaviour and individual difference of employees
    • Solving problems and making decisions
  • Interpersonal and group processes
    • Understanding and managing inter-group dynamics
    • Communicating effectively in organisational settings
    • Managing collaboration and conflict
  • The organisational system
    • Organisational structure and design
    • Organisational culture and ethical behaviour
    • Managing organisational change and development.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify relevant management functions and the implications of working in a diverse organisational environment
  • Discuss and critically analyse the determiners of behaviour of people as individuals and in groups, in organisational settings in the workplace
  • Implement problem solving and decision making techniques
  • Explore the practical applications of organisational behaviour for effective communication and managing people through collaboration and conflict
  • Analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.


You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Discussion board: 10%
  • Literature review: 35%
  • Quiz: 20%
  • Case study: 35%


You can study this unit under Master of Business Administration, Master of Healthcare LeadershipMaster of Engineering Management, Graduate Diploma in Business or Graduate Certificate in Business.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.