HRM552 Organisational Behaviour (8)


The subject will provide students with an understanding of contemporary issues in human behaviour within organisational contexts. Psychological and sociological literature forms a framework for reviewing and explaining HR phenomena in organisational settings. Study will be undertaken with a view to the development of more informed and professional HR practices.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM552
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in MGT501 or MBA501. There is an expectation that students enrolling in this subject will have prior knowledge of management or human resource management.

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically examine assumptions and propositions of theorising about organisational behaviour in general;
  • be able to compare and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of organisational behaviour theories relevant to managers with human resource responsibilities;
  • be able to critique and to apply organisational behaviour theories and concepts to case studies and/or issues in their own workplaces; and
  • be able to evaluate current organisation practice and to develop strategies that may assist in the understanding and management of employee behaviour.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Organisational Behaviour in theory and practice
Explaining individual differences
Getting the right people
Work and job performance and conditions
Motivation and job performance
Assessing, influencing and rewarding performance
Grouping individuals and behaviour
Organisational processes and behaviour
Organisational justice and employee wellbeing


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.