Course Title: People and Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: People and Organisations

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM3249

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Spring2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Spring2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Spring2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Spring2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Spring2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Spring2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Spring2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Spring2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Spring2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Spring2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

BUSM3250

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

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

BUSM4003

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2008

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4590

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2017 (KP2)

BUSM4590

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP6)

BUSM4590

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2018 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kendall Herbert

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email: kendall.herbert@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Graduate School of Business and Law, Cnr Victoria and Russell Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore human behaviour in the work context by considering the interaction between the people, individuals and teams, within and toward organisations.

You will develop your abilities to evaluate individuals in relation to employee motivations, engagement, influence, power, well-being, and ethics; and issues of, cross cultural collaboration, conflict management, negotiation and communication within teams.

The study of individuals and teams provide insights into the complex issues of organisational structure, culture, politics and performance management. This multi-level exploration will develop your ability to apply theory to contemporary issues, practices and systems to inform human resource management and organisational performance.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Review the influence of employees and teams in the context of organisational performance.
  2. Critically analyse and synthesise theoretical and practical examples of contemporary organisational behaviour issues and practices
  3. Apply appropriate theoretical knowledge to develop practical solutions for managing people in organisations.
  4. Plan, communicate and advocate strategic solutions relevant to stakeholders involving key aspects of HRM, such as negotiation, conflict management, corporate social responsibility, and cross-cultural team building.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Drawing from ‘active and experiential’ learning pedagogies this course takes the view that seminars are not just about reviewing course materials but instead should ‘bring to life’ the course materials by investigating illustrative case studies and interactive exercises that try to replicate an experience associated with the topic in question. Students are mentored to critically compare and contrast what they have experienced, for example, in a current or previous workplace, with what they are learning from the course reading materials. This course is not one ‘delivered’ by the lecturer, but one that is ‘facilitated by the lecturer who encourages students to actively engage with the course materials and learn. To make this possible, it is critical that students come to class having completed that week’s required readings and activities before class commences. The greater effort put into preparation prior to the weekly seminar the more benefit attained from the course.  Therefore, we are requiring you to do some independent study before class, which is typical of a Masters level course.

Above all, the learning activities (pre and during class) are designed to maximise the likelihood that you will not only understand the course reading and discussion materials, but also apply those materials to improving your own practice as a member of a workplace.


Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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.