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MN10071: Organisational behaviour

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not available to students on the BSc Business Administration. The unit may not be taken at the same time as MN20072.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the study of organisations by using a micro perspective.
2. The goal is to indicate to students the different ways we can look at an organisation from an individual perspective and how related concepts and outcomes matter for the organisational life. The unit aims to develop a capacity for the critical analysis of organisational behaviour (individual and group levels).

Learning Outcomes:
1. After taking this unit, students will have a better understanding of what organisational behaviour means and how the main theories of organisational behaviour can be applied to the individuals in organisations.
2. The students will also be able to differentiate between the levels in an organisation (i.e. organizational, group and individual), while the focus will be more on individual and group levels in this unit. Students will be able to differentiate how group and individual processes shape both individual and organisational outcomes when the organizations are viewed from a micro perspective.

1. This unit primarily teaches students how to apply the theories of organisational behaviour to individual members of organisations. (T)
2. The students will also be required to read short examples (1-2 pages) and come to class ready before each class so that they can understand and better follow the theories and concepts covered during each session. These assigned readings and examples will be used and expanded during the class discussion so that they can see the application of these theories and concepts in more detail. (F)
3. The students will also reflect their understanding and application of the theories and concepts they learn in this unit during the written evaluations in form of in-class tests and final exam. In-class test aims to evaluate how much the students are able to understand the concepts and theories covered. The final exam aims to evaluate the understanding of students as well as how much they apply the concepts to various cases. (A)

The nature of foundational topics in Organisational Behaviour; The impact of related elements such as organisational design and culture on Organisational Behaviour; The processes of leading and motivating; The underlying influence of constructs such as personality and perception; The use of theory and practice when working with conflict and negotiation; The examination of Organisational Behaviour issues through individual and organisational perspectives; The evaluation of classic Organizational Behaviour approaches based on current situations and readings.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10071 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.