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MGS2230: Organisational behaviour

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

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


Business and Economics


Ms Jennifer Nzonzo


South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Term 3 2018 (On-campus)


It is recommended that students complete MGS1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit.


MGB2230, MGC2230, MGG2230, MGW2230, MGF2111.


In this unit, students will gain an understanding of factors affecting the behaviour of people in work settings. The unit focuses on individual, group and total organisational human factors influencing the effectiveness of organisations.

This will include the nature of organisations in the global context; individual behaviour including perception, attitudes, values and personality, motivation and performance; group behaviour in organisations – the properties and management of groups, leaders and leadership, organisational power, influence, communication, conflict and decision making; organisational structure; organisational culture; change; and the formal and informal organisation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine theories of organisational behaviour (OB) to develop fundamental knowledge of OB as an area of management
  2. analyse OB issues from multiple workplace perspectives
  3. examine how managers can use knowledge of OB to manage individual employees and teams
  4. apply theoretical OB concepts to organisational situations using the case study method
  5. demonstrate skills in evaluation and analysis of OB concepts.


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.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jennifer Nzonzo

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