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MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Management and Marketing
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

This course will set you on your way to being a better manager in the workplace. MGT1000 provides an essential foundation for professional business education as it introduces students to many workplace and management issues. Organisational behaviour and management is the discipline base for the course. This discipline assumes that the people within an organisation have a major impact on its effectiveness. An organisation's effectiveness is measured through key performance indicators such as productivity and employee job satisfaction. This course aims to provide students with a scholarly understanding of the impact of human behaviour within organisations, on the performance indicators. There are three major areas of human behaviour that are studied. First, at the level of the individual, attributes and processes such as personality, motivation, perception, job satisfaction and job performance are identified and the managerial implications for enhancing individuals' performance are considered. Second, at the group level, the important attributes of group dynamics and conflict resolution are identified and the managerial implications for developing high performing teams are considered. Third, at the organisation-wide level, structure and culture are considered as major challenges to managers who are seeking quality outcomes. The performance indicators of particular interest in the course are job satisfaction and productivity.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2012 External
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 6, 2012 External
Semester 3, 2012 External