Course Title: Organisational Behaviour

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Organisational Behaviour

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet1 2017


Kolej Metropolitan


630H Management


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11


Universitas Pelita Harapan


630H Management


Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr. Raymond Nam Cam Trau

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5516

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Room 77, Level 8, Building80

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course critically explores various theories, practices and issues relating to organisational behaviour and strategic business decision making as applied to a variety of work contexts. You will analyse the dynamics of how and why employees and managers behave the way they do in organisations and the subsequent impact on attitudes, behaviours and performance. In addition, you will apply organisational behaviour to general business problems to generate relevant practical solutions and strategies, while also developing your research, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse, evaluate and apply organisational behaviour theories, practices and issues to formulate appropriate strategies and solutions in diverse business contexts
  2. Integrate relevant theories, evidence from research and business data to analyse the impact of organisational behaviour issues on strategic business decision making and organisational effectiveness
  3. Effectively communicate concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent manner and work collaboratively with others in analysing problems and identifying solutions in the workplace

Overview of Learning Activities

You are provided with a solid theoretical, practical and holistic understanding of organisational behaviour (OB) in contemporary organisations via the use of innovative and active learning approaches. Although this course will focus on business organisations, the concepts have valuable applications to other types of organisations such as not-for-profits, universities, social clubs and political groups.

Lectures incorporate learning activities and technologies, including:

  • Polls and quizzes;
  • Videos: expert opinions and case study demonstration;
  • Animated scenarios

Learning activities provide an opportunity for you to discuss and apply OB theories learned in the lectures. Communication skills will be developed through individual contribution and participation in the classroom. Real-life cases are used to demonstrate how concepts are applied across a range of organisational settings. This format provides you with an opportunity to analyse behaviours and management problems within a workplace context, in order to generate potential solutions whilst developing research, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Active learning within an individual or group learning setting, will take the form of:

  • Case study analysis;
  • Exercises;
  • Scenario analysis;
  • Debates

Overview of Learning Resources

You are expected identify and access library and electronic resources (and other appropriate resources) to engage in private study of relevant organisational behaviour literature, particularly in relation to core concepts and management processes. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through its online systems.

Other Resources
A comprehensive set of weekly readings for this course is available in electronic format on Blackboard. This is an indicative list of readings from a range of textbooks and scholarly journals that introduce underlying principles and concepts in Organisational Behaviour.

Online Resources

Blackboard assists and supports your learning in this course. You must familiarise yourselves with this website, and the resources it contains. Throughout the semester, important and course related announcements will be posted on the ‘Announcements’ page, so it is your responsibility to regularly review this webpage to make sure you do not miss important information.

You are encouraged (however it is not compulsory) to join OB’s Facebook Group or Twitter site. Additional resources (e.g. articles, YouTube videos, blogs, etc.) will be posted on the official course Facebook and Twitter sites throughout the semester. Please note that these resources will also be posted on the course’s Blackboard Discussion Board. You are encouraged to express their personal views/ideas/comments (but are expected to be respectful and considerate of others).

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1:
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Final Examination:
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.