MGMT206-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Organisational Behaviour

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course provides an introduction to the study of individual and group behaviour in organisations. The course is taught in two parts. In the first part we examine individual-level topics such as personality differences; perception and learning in organisations; workplace emotions, theories of motivation; and stress management. We then move on to discuss team and organisational-level processes, including decision-making; group dynamics and teamwork; communication; power and conflict management; organisational structure and design; organisational culture; and organisational change.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT206S1 is:
Lectures 24
Lecture-in-3 10
OB Observations Assignment 30
Test preparation 50
Lecture Preparation/reading 36
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply organisational behaviour principles, concepts and theories and the findings from organisational studies research to understand individual/group/organisational issues.
  • Analyse and critically evaluate human behaviour in the context of an organisational setting.

    All pieces of assessment require you to understand and apply OB principles, concepts and theories.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


(1) MGMT100; and (2) A further 45 points


MGMT201, MGMT216

Equivalent Courses


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Wright


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lecture-in-3 10% 5pm on the following dates: 3/3, 10/3, 17/3, 24/3, 31/3, 28/4, 5/5, 12/5, 19/5, 26/5
Written Assignment 26 Apr 2023 40% Written Assignment
Test 50% Test (TBD - end of Week 12)

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

McShane, Steven Lattimore et al; Organisational behaviour :emerging knowledge, global insights ; 6e; McGraw-Hill Education Australia, 2019.

IMPORTANT:  The primary sources of course content in MGMT206 are lectures, the guided self-learning materials and the textbook. The textbook supports the lectures and guided self-learning activities by providing explanations and illustrations of concepts and theories. Engagement with content in lectures and the content in self-learning guides is very important. This content will determine the topics addressed in the assessment items (i.e., assignments and tests). The textbook provides further information to assist your understanding and allow you to answer questions well. We strongly advise you to purchase a textbook as the online copies available through the library are always in high demand. Do not rely on being able to access a library copy.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All MGMT206 Occurrences

  • MGMT206-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023