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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module BUSI5C515: Organisational Behaviour (FT)

Department: Economics, Finance and Business (Business)

BUSI5C515: Organisational Behaviour (FT)

Type Open Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2007/08


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None



  • The field of organisation behaviour.
  • Individual behaviour in organisations, including perceptions, motivation, socialisation, emotions and misbehaviour.
  • Group and social process including communication, teams, conflict and decision-making.
  • Organisational processes, including power and politics, leadership, organisation design and managing change.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
    Subject-specific Skills:
    • By the end of the module, students should be able to:
    • understand the research evidence on organisational behaviour;
    • evaluate the theories and concepts on organisation behaviour;
    • understand how organisation behaviour applies to working environments.
    Key Skills:

      Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

      • Through a combination of lectures, seminars and guided reading addressing key topics in employee relations and reward management.

      Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

      Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
      Lectures 9 2 hours 18
      Seminars 4 1 hour 4
      Preparation & Reading 128
      Total 150

      Summative Assessment

      Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 50%
      Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
      Written assignment 1,500 words maximum 100%
      Component: Examination Component Weighting: 50%
      Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
      Unseen written examination 90 minutes 100%

      Formative Assessment:

      Group presentation on a related topice

      Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University