Organisational Behaviour

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organisational Behaviour

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG101: Introduction to Management

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    MG201 introduces fundamental concepts in the field of organisational behaviour (OB). Managers worldwide fully appreciate the significance of OB and how, as a field of study, it assists them in dealing with the challenges facing 21st century organisations through a solid understanding of human behaviour at work-both of self and others. It is also true that OB is a very interesting and relevant subject because almost all of us are interested in human behaviour and expect to work in some organisation at least part of our adult lives. Organisations fail or succeed, decline or prosper because of people, i.e. because of what people do or do not do every day on the job. Therefore, OB is concerned with the study of what people do in an organisation and how that behaviour affects the performance of the organisation. It is now also recognised that effective organisational behaviour is the foundation, and the effective management and leadership of organisations requires thoughtful application of competencies related to the behaviour of people at work. This course will equip the students with necessary knowledge and skills in understanding the workplace dynamics and the study of how behavior affects the performance of the organization.
    Learning Outcomes
    - Examine individual behavior principles and competencies as a predictor of employee workplace behavior;
    - Assess group behavior principles and collaboration techniques as a predictor of workplace team behavior;
    - Apply the contribution of research as it relates to effective management and leadership behavior in the Pacific Region;
    - Compare best OB practices in various organizations in PIC governments, businesses and NGOs;
    - Explain solutions on how to manage organizational change and challenges in the Pacific Region through individual and group presentations

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