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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: Module 1: Organisations and the individual

  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Linking individual differences to workplace behaviour
  • Managing workplace behaviour

Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes

  • Understanding groups and teams
  • Working with others to achieve desired organisational outcomes

Module 3: The organisational system

  • Organisational structure, culture and change

Learning outcomes

  • Collect, appraise, and appropriately cite relevant information from a range of academic sources.
  • Describe the functions, roles and skills of a manager, and how they contribute to key organisational outcomes.
  • Present and critically analyse opposing views of the factors that influence workplace behaviour.
  • Identify and evaluate the characteristics of effective workplace teams, as supported by empirical research.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of OB theory and concepts as they apply to the effective functioning of organisations, including issues of power, politics, structure 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.