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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1870 Behaviour in Organisations

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Jennie Robinson
Email: J.E.Robinson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1170Introduction to Management
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
LUBS2150People in Organisations

Module replaces

LUBS1850 Organisational Behaviour (for JH Geog & Mgt students only)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts relating to people's behaviour within organisations. It will consider individual behaviour, small group processes and wide-scale organisational systems, predominantly taking a psychological perspective but drawing on other disciplinary approaches where applicable.

Objectives

This module aims to provide an introduction to the integrated study of the key concepts and underlying theories relating to aspects of behaviour of people within organisations. The module also aims to explain the relevance of such theories for practising managers.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- interpret and explain the concept of organisational behaviour;
- identify, explain and critique different theoretical accounts of this concept, together with different methodological approaches to its study;
- evaluate the limitations of these theoretical and methodological approaches

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- identify, explain and critique the practical implications and usefulness of such theoretical accounts to today's managers


Syllabus

The module will begin by looking at topics that relate to the individual within the organisation, followed by small groups, and finally the organisation as a whole system.

Topics include:
- Introduction to people in organisations
- Communication
- Learning
- Motivation
- Group formation and structure
- Group performance and effectiveness
- Group control, conformity and deviance
- Leadership
- Organisational structure
- Organisational culture

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students are expected to undertake preparatory reading for lectures and allow sufficient time for exam revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress will be monitored via seminar contributions and also performance on the in-course MCQs.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQMCQs2.50
In-course MCQMCQs2.50
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)5.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 95.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)95.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 18/09/2015

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