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2011/12 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1851 Organisational Behaviour (part-time)

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Professor Chris Allinson

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2011/12

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1170Introduction to Management
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
LUBS2150People in Organisations
LUBS2190Company Organisation

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- understand the relationship between organisational behaviour and management practice
- critically analyse competing theoretical perspectives in organisational behaviour
- apply team working, communication and written skills to the field of organisational behaviour
- comprehend and analyse bodies of academic literature.


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 evolution of the discipline and its methodologies;
- individual attitudes, behaviour and motivation;
- group dynamics and leadership; and organisational structure, culture and change.

This is all presented in the context of increasing globalisation and workforce diversity.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours167.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Together with informal feedback from your tutor during the workshop sessions, student's marks on four multiple choice tests and non-assessed essays 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
Reflective log.33.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)33.00

Resit by 3 hour written exam

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins67.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)67.00

Resit by 3 hour written exam

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/03/2012


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