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Unit information: Organisational Behaviour in 2021/22

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. O'Neill
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

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

Description including Unit Aims

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 Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities.

Assessment Information

Summative: 2500 word individual assignment (100%). Formative: peer and self assessment in synchronous sessions and discussion boards. 1 piece of submitted formative work (assignment plan)

Resources

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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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