2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS1850 Organisational Behaviour
20 creditsClass Size: 460
Module manager: Dennis MacDonald
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2017/18
|LUBS1940||Economics for Management|
|LUBS1950||Economic Theory & Apps 1|
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS1170||Introduction to Management|
|LUBS2150||People in Organisations|
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module presents and evaluates current knowledge about human behaviour in organisations from the point of view of the individual employee, the work group and the organisation itself. There is an emphasis on developing relevant skills through learning theoretical content and following this up with the practical application of ideas in a management context. A critical perspective is adopted throughout.
ObjectivesThe module aims to provide students with knowledge of the different levels of behaviour established in the workplace in order that they develop a better understanding of the role of the manager in a contemporary organisation. In addition the module aims to develop the student with sufficient knowledge to be able to recognise the influence from a range of employee attitudes and behaviours on organisational outcomes.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the relationship between organisational behaviour and management practice
- Critically analyse competing theoretical perspectives on organisational behaviour
- Comprehend and analyse bodies of academic literature
- Demonstrate an understanding of the key theoretical perspectives of managing employee behaviour
Subject specific skills:
- On completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of organisational behaviour through the use of written skills.
- On completion of this module, students will: have gained effective oral and written skills be able to relate with the importance of developing interpersonal skills at work and how this impacts the effective development of groups and teams.
The module provides an introduction to the key concepts, theories and research in the field of Organisational Behaviour, and demonstrates their practical relevance for management.
This involves an examination of:
- the development of the discipline in relation to changing management practices from the early 20th century
- personality, individual differences, learning and motivation
- managing groups and teams and the influence of the social organisation and culture
- leadership and managing change, technology and the impact of globalization.
This is all presented in the context of social responsibility and workforce diversity.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||178.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackTogether with informal feedback from your tutor during the seminar sessions, student's marks on one group written assignment and two online multiple-choice tests will give an indication of performance during the course of the module.
Feedback will identify areas for improvement that may require extra attention.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||3,000 word group written assignment||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
Resit will be 100% by exam.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Resit will be 100% by exam.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 01/12/2017
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