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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.