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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


LUBS1940Economics for Management
LUBS1950Economic Theory & Apps 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1170Introduction to Management
LUBS2150People in Organisations

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This 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.


The 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.

Learning 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

Skills outcomes
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.

Transferable 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.


Indicative content:
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.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Together 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 typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment3,000 word group written assignment30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Resit will be 100% by exam.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Resit will be 100% by exam.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/12/2017


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