MGT210 Organisational Behaviour (8)


This subject aims to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour within organisations at the individual, group and organisational levels. The subject examines the factors which influence behaviour such as leadership, teamwork, motivation, change, power and learning. Strategies which may be adopted to increase personal and organisational effectiveness will also be discussed.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCY O'Connor - Muresk Institute
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT210
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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and explain the contemporary Organisational Behaviour (OB) theories and concepts about behaviour of people in organisations as individuals or as members of collective groups and cultures;
  • be able to reflect on your own behaviour and that of others within organisations based on OB theories and concepts;
  • be able to explain what motivates individuals' behaviour in organisations and create suggestions for managing their behaviour based on OB theories and concepts;
  • be able to assess the role of work teams and groups in an organisation and recommend strategies to manage performance of teams and groups; and
  • be able to assess effective practices of an organisation, identify key issues and formulate and apply appropriate managerial strategies for enhancing the performance of an organisation and its people.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is organisational behaviour
  • Individual characteristics
  • Motivation
  • Learning and reinforcement
  • Job design, flexible work arrangements and stress
  • Groups and teams
  • Organisational culture
  • Power and organisational politics
  • Leadership and empowerment
  • Decision-making
  • Communication, conflict and negotiation (organisational citizenship behaviour, retaliation in organisations)
  • Organisational change and innovation


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.