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BDBC902 Organisational Psychology

The principles of organisational psychology, the role of emotional intelligence, the realities of group dynamics and group behaviour, intergroup conflict and cooperation.

This paper also examines the skills necessary to identify the existence and causes of work-based behaviour problems and how best to apply those skills.

Paper title Organisational Psychology
Paper code BDBC902
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,403.61
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Teaching staff
To be confirmed
Paper Structure
  • Principles of organisational psychology
  • Positive employee attitudes and behaviour, reward systems
  • Worker stress and negative employee attitudes and behaviours
  • Performance measurement
  • Personalities and individual differences; the individual and the work environment
Teaching Arrangements
Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Communication.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

  1. A highly developed understanding of the core elements of occupational psychology, including the interrelationships between the various aspects of occupational psychology
  2. A highly developed understanding of the complex set of factors that combine to influence and/or determine human and work behaviour in organisations
  3. A highly developed understanding of the skills necessary to identify the existence and causes of work behaviour problems within organisations and the ability to apply knowledge to minimise or resolve complex behavioural problems

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system