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MN10568: Principles of organisational behaviour

[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 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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, such as motivation, 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).
3. 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.

Aims: 1. The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the study of organizational behaviour by using a micro perspective.
2. The goal is to indicate students the different ways we can look at an organisation from an individual, group and organizational.
3. The unit aims to develop a capacity for the critical analysis of organisational behaviour.

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

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

MN10568 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
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  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 1)


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