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LUBS1850 Organisational Behaviour

20 creditsClass Size: 480

Module manager: Nicholas Jackson

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

Year running 2023/24

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 equip the student with sufficient knowledge to help them 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:
- Be able to relate to the importance of working in small groups to effectively analyse and problem solve, developing solutions to practical problems encountered by organisations.
- Have developed experience of working in small groups to effectively analyse and problem solve, developing solutions to practical problems encountered by organisations.
- Have improved their communication skills through a variety of different interactions, including participation in small group discussions and problem solving, contributing to the group summative assessment by working with other students in their group, and presenting solutions to case studies and other activities during the weekly workshops.


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, managing change, business ethics and sustainability in organisations.

This is all presented in the context of social responsibility and workforce diversity.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours166.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

We will introduce MCQ tests in semester 1 and semester 2.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportGroup Report of 3,000 words30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/05/2023 09:52:36


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