Course Title: Organisational Understanding

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Organisational Understanding

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Downs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5113

Course Coordinator Email: jason.downs@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will develop your personal capabilities in ways that will help you to succeed in business contexts. You will develop your understanding of how business works in practical terms and develop the technical and behavioural competencies to thrive in organisational settings. This course explores: organisational context; business structures; business psychology; and the development of business capabilities. This includes: setting, measuring progress toward, and achieving goals; identifying what needs to be done and how to take action; incorporating diverse perspectives for problem-solving; identifying opportunities; strategies for identifying and overcoming blockers and hurdles.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Identify and assess the factors impacting businesses from various perspectives.
  2. Consider the implications of technological and social changes to how we do business.
  3. Apply strategies for goal setting, measuring progress and evaluating process outcomes.
  4. Identify problem-solving approaches and incorporate diverse perspectives when developing ideas and solutions.
  5. Undertake reflective praxis regarding your personal development of the organisational understandings and behavioural capabilities required of a professional in business contexts.  


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities and online learning. Learning will be supported through in-class and online activities such as: personal development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; practical tasks; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


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

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, outcomes and approaches, and by individual consultation.