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Unit information: Organisational Behaviour in 2015/16

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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. Rippin
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 a practical guide to managing behaviour and provides students with the tools needed to diagnose and solve organisational problems and influence the actions of individuals, groups, and organisations.

The course aims to develop an understanding of the nature and functioning of organisations and of individuals and groups within them, an ability to diagnose organisational situations and to use behavioural knowledge to 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 tools needed to diagnose and solve organisational problems and influence the actions of individuals, groups, and organisations;
  • developed the ability to critically engage with tools of organizational 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 in the form of a business report The assignment will demonstrate whether students 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 by applying them to a case study. Furthermore, the ability to diagnose organizational problems and recommend solutions will also be demonstrated by critically engaging with tools of organizational behaviour, derived from a range of experts and their respective models.

Reading and References

  • Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2001) Organisational Behaviour: An introductory text, Pearson Education, London
  • Mero, N. and Tosi, H. (2002) Fundamentals of organisational behaviour: What managers need to know, Blackwell, Oxford
  • Mintzberg, H. (1979) The Structuring of Organisations, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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