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MS4053: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANISATIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 19 Oct 2022 12:50


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 Elham Moonesirust

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

  • MS1009 Managing Organisations (Passed)
  • 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) or Master Of Arts In International Business or Master Of Business In International Business or Master Of Business In International Business With Gaelic or Master Of Business In International Business With French or Master Of Business In International Business With German or Master Of Arts In International Business With Spanish or Master Of Business In International Business With Spanish or Master Of Arts In International Business With Gaelic or Master Of Arts In International Business With French or Master Of Arts In International Business With German or Master Of Arts In International Business With Mandarin or Master Of Business In International Business With Mandarin

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.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 17
  • 1 Seminar during University week s 9, 11, 13, 15

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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