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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Margaret Lindorff


This unit provides a framework for understanding the behaviour of people at work. Its fields of analysis include the individual, the group, and the total organisation. The unit provides information on human factors that influence individual and organisational effectiveness such as differences in perception, personality, motivation, leadership styles and others. The study of organisational behaviour is based upon social science methods and links with other studies in behavioural sciences such as management, human resource management, sociology and psychology.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the nature and purpose of the field of organisational behaviour
  • distinguish the major theories used to explain the behaviour of people in organisations
  • identify the major factors influencing individual and group behaviour in organisations
  • read and critically evaluate published research in the field of organisational behaviour.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Margaret Lindorff

Contact hours

3 hours per week


It is recommended that students complete MGC1010 before undertaking this unit


MGF2111, MGW2230