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LUBS1870 Behaviour in Organisations

10 creditsClass Size: 43

Module manager: Barbara Koerner

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1170Introduction to Management
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
LUBS2150People in Organisations

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.


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


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
- Individual differences
- Motivation
- Work groups and teams
- Social responsibility and business ethics
- Leadership
- Organisational performance and development
- Organisational structure and design
- Organisational culture and change

Teaching methods

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

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students have a chance to test their learning via Top Hat quizzes in some seminars. They also receive informal feedback on learning in seminars throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000 word individual written assignment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/07/2022


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