Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mary Anderson (First Semester); Ms Barbara Heilemann (Second Semester)


Individual behaviour in the organisation, including topics such as personality, perception, values and attitudes, socialisation and motivation. Group behaviour, including topics such as group structure and properties, group and team development, and leadership. Organisational analysis, including structure, design and culture. Organisational processes, including ethics and social responsibility, decision making, power and influence, stress and conflict management.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purpose and the range of activities associated with the effective management of people in organisations
  2. evaluate the importance of the individual, the team and the organisation's contribution to the effective performance of work
  3. analyse the relationship between the development of theory, behaviour in organisations and management practice
  4. assess the role of ethics and social responsibility in determining the culture of an organisation in the overall conduct of its business
  5. critically analyse and apply current management theory and research to current organisational issues.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mary Anderson (First Semester)
Associate Professor Anne Bardoel (Second Semester)


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 2099, 2778, 1065, 2643, or 0028 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.


MBA9008, MGG9370, MGG9600, MGG5960, MGX9602, MGX5962, MGX9600 and students enrolled in course code 3844.