Organisational Behaviour

This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MAN201
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Organisational Behaviour

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify and demonstrate the major drivers of individual and group behaviour in organizations
  2. Describe and discuss contemporary perspectives of organisational behaviour
  3. Critically evaluate and demonstrate how external factors may influence organisational behaviour
  4. Identify, describe and distinguish the key theories used to explain the behaviour of individuals within an organisational context.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to organisational behaviour
  2. Individual behaviour
    • Personality and learning
    • Perception, attribution and diversity
    • Values, attitudes and work behaviour
    • Motivation
  3. Social behaviour and organising processes
    • Groups and teamwork
    • Social influence, socialisation and organisational culture
    • Leadership
    • Communication and decision-making
    • Power, politics and ethics
    • Conflict and stress
  4. The total organisation
    • External environment and organisational change

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online


Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Exam (25%)