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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2150 People in Organisations

10 creditsClass Size: 85

Module manager: Winnie Lam

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
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, drawing on key disciplinary approaches including psychology, sociology and political science. The module aims to explain the relevance of such approaches for managers and people working with others in a work context.


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, drawing on the perspectives of the employee, the work group and the organisation itself. One of the key objectives is to develop the student’s understanding about a range of employee attitudes and equip them with improved knowledge about the role of managing employee behaviour in a contemporary organisation.

The module also aims to explain the relevance of such theories for practicing 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, and the implications of these for employees, managers and organisations
- evaluate the strengths and limitations of these different theoretical 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 and themselves in a work context, through the use of written and oral communication skills.


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 & teams
- Social responsibility & business ethics
- Leadership
- Organisational Performance & Development
- Organisational structure & design
- Organisational culture & 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 in some seminars. They also receive informal feedback on learning in seminars throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment2,500 word individual written assignment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2,500 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:20


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