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MN10005: People and organisations 2

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10001
This unit is not available to visiting/exchange students.
Learning Outcomes: On completion of this module, students should:
* Have a comprehensive understanding of the interdependent nature of key organisational behaviour concepts and issues.
* Have a comprehensive understanding of key concepts used to make sense of behaviour in organisational situations
* Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the impact of social differences in organisations at an individual, group and organisational level.
* Be able to critically evaluate specific organisational issues.

1. The aim of this module to build upon knowledge of key organisational behaviour issues and concepts introduced in MN0001.
2. The focus of the module will shift to an in-depth, critical and reflective level of analysis.
3. The module will explore social diversity in an organisational context and the impact this has on organisational behaviour at a number of levels.

Skills: At the end of this module, students should gain the following skills:
A. Knowledge and Understanding
* Students will be able to understand social differences in an organisational context and the impact this has on organisational behaviour.
* Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship of behaviour in organisational contexts.
* Students will be able to explain and apply their knowledge and understanding of key organisational behaviour issues by reflecting on everyday life examples from their own experience.
B. Cognitive Skills
* The application of imagination, inventiveness and critical thinking.
* Develop critical reflexivity towards the module content and examples of practice.
C. Transferable Skills
* Written and verbal communication skills
* Analytical skills
* Research skills
* Team working skills.

Content: Content will include:
* Power and politics
* Ethics/social responsibility
* Diversity
* Gender
* Stress
* Cross cultural issues
* Decision making
* Conflict and negotiation
* The impact of information technology.

Programme availability:

MN10005 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB07 : BSc(Hons) Business with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)


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