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MS4053: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANISATIONS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

This course is concerned with managing and understanding organisational behaviour. Organisational behaviour is one of the most complex and perhaps least understood academic elements of modern general management but since it concerns the behaviour of people within organisations it is also one of the most central. This course designed to prepare students for what lies within organisations, thus avoiding the 'reality shock'. The emphasis will be on real-life rather than theoretical examples although wherever appropriate theory will be grounded in practical examples.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicola Naughton

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BU1001 Sustained Study in Business 1.1: Business Fundamentals (Passed) or BU1002 Sustained Study in Business 1.1: Business Fundamentals (Passed) or MS1006 Managing People and Organisations (Passed) or MS1007 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1008 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1009 Managing Organizations (Passed)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Accountancy (AC) or Business (BU) or Economics (EC) or Finance (FI) or Business Management (MS) or Real Estate (PO)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MS3053 Understanding and Managing Behaviour in Organisations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Organisational behaviour is one of the most complex and perhaps least understood academic elements of modern general management but since it concerns the behaviour of people within organisations it is also one of the most central. Its concern with individual and group behaviour makes it an essential element in dealing with the complex behavioural issues thrown up in the modern business world. This course designed to prepare students for what lies within organisations, thus avoiding the 'reality shock'.

This course is concerned with managing and understanding organisational behaviour. The focus will be at an individual level and group level and understanding how people behave and interact within organisations- and in that sense is inward looking. The emphasis will be on real-life rather than theoretical examples although wherever appropriate theory will be grounded in practical examples.

Further Information & Notes

Available to students in programme year 4.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Business Management
  • MA Business Management - Geography
  • MA Management Studies

Contact Teaching Time

70 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

Individual essay 1 (20%)

3-hour examination (80%)

 

 

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions on Organisational Behaviour related topics and informally through verbal feedback on case study questions. Questions for students to discuss will also be placed on discussion boards.

Feedback

Written feedback is given on the essay. Verbal feedback is given on the answers to case study questions in tutorial classes. Class feedback will also be given on discussion board responses.

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