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.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT210 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Forum/class discussion
Personal reflection

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.