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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2150 People in Organisations

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Nick Jackson

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
LUBS1851Organisational Behaviour (part-time)
LUBS1870Behaviour in Organisations
LUBS2890Organisation and the Human Resource
LUBS2895Organisational Behaviour in Practice

This module is 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. The module aims to explain the relevance of such approaches for practising managers.


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. This will be predominantly from a psychological perspective, drawing on other disciplinary approaches where applicable.

The module also aims to explain the relevance of such theories for practising managers.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should 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
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- identify, explain and critique the practical implications and usefulness of such theoretical accounts to today's managers.


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

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be encouraged to complete non-assessed pieces of course work during the semester.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQ2 tests. In the event of a module resit, students will be assessed under a 2 hour examination only.5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)5.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins95.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)95.00

Resit is a 2 hour written exam

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/09/2016


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