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MS4053: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANISATIONS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicola Naughton

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • 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)
  • 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 Organisations (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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