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Unit information: Organisational Behaviour in 2016/17

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Unit name Organisational Behaviour
Unit code MGRCM2012
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Viale
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

The course aims to develop a good knowledge of the main psychological and sociological theories relating to the nature and functioning of organisations and the behaviour of people within them. This course is specifically designed to provide an awareness of the human dimensions irrigating and affecting organisations. We do so by providing the students with the approaches needed to diagnose organisational situations and manage change in organisations.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:

  • have developed a good knowledge of the main psychological and sociological theories relating to the nature and functioning of organisations and the behaviour of people within them;
  • be able to apply a range of approaches needed to diagnose and solve organisational problems and manage the actions of individuals, groups, and organisations;
  • developed the ability to critically engage with approaches of organisational behaviour, derived from a range of experts and their respective models.

Teaching details

Lectures – 50%

Tutorials – 50%

Assessment Details

One written assignment of 3000 words. The assignment will demonstrate whether students have developed a good knowledge of the main organisational behaviour theories by applying them to a case study. Furthermore, the ability to diagnose organisational problems and recommend solutions will also be demonstrated by critically engaging with existing organisational behaviour theories and practices.

Reading and References

  • Huczynski, A. A. & Buchanan, D. A. 2013. Organisational Behaviour. Pearson Education, London

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