Organisational Behaviour

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organisational Behaviour

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 1001EHR OR 1081EHR OR 1011IRL OR 1081IRL Employment Relations or equivalent course. PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolled in the LLB/BBus & BBus Information Systems programs are exempt from the prerequisite requirements of this course

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course has a Prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s BEFORE enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you MUST WITHDRAW immediately or contact the Program Director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often Fail as a result. It is also your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. This course focuses on human behaviour within organisational contexts. It highlights the relationships among people and organisations through relevant theories and concepts that are important in obtaining critical insight into current organisational behaviour issues.
    Course Introduction
    The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the factors that influence the way people behave in the working environment. Such an understanding is essential to the management of modern organisations if managers and employees are going to establish and maintain productive working relationships.
    Course Aims
    Organisational Behaviour focuses on human behaviour within organisational contexts. This enables an understanding of the self and others within the workplace and the subsequent impact on organisational effectiveness. The course focuses on principles, approaches, and theories of workplace behaviour in relation to individuals, groups and organisational contexts with the aim of students developing greater understanding of complex organisational issues and solving relevant workplace problems. Embedded in this course are the skills of critical enquiry and the development of ethical values in relation to practice.
    The central questions are:
    What are the key theories and approaches that help us to understand organisational behaviour?
    How can we apply these key theories and approaches to better understand ourselves and organisational issues?
    The course therefore has relevance to the present and future work of all students. Furthermore, the course provides an important contribution to personal and career development for students and is the basis for future careers in areas such as HRM, management, change management, training and development, and other leadership roles.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Increase self-insight regarding individual, group and organisational behaviour
    2 Understand and evaluate theories, models and concepts of organisational behaviour
    3 Apply organisational and behavioural knowledge to workplace problems in terms of individual, interpersonal and group processes
    4 Create solutions to workplace problems through the application and analysis of organisational behaviour principles, concepts and theories

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Group workshop presentation and report


    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Topic Evaluations


    Test or quiz
    Mid-semester MC quiz


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End of semester exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.