MGC2230 - Organisational behaviour - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Olga Abeysekera


Dr Olga Abeysekera

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


It is recommended that students complete MGC1010 before undertaking this unit


MGF2111, MGB2230, MGW2230.


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:

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


Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%

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.

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