Subject details

After successfully completing this degree you should be able to:

1.  Increase self-insight regarding individual, group and organisational behaviour

2.  Understand the theories and concepts of organisational behaviour

3.  Apply theories and concepts to organisational and business settings

4.  Apply organisational and behavioural knowledge to workplace problems / contexts

  • Topics

    • What is organisational behaviour
    • Attitudes and perceptions
    • Personality and values
    • Emotions and moods
    • Motivation
    • Group behaviour and work teams
    • Leadership
    • Power and politics
    • Conflict and negotiation
    • Organisational culture
    • Organisational stress management
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX130
  • MAQ-PSY130

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

Organisational Behaviour focuses on human behaviour within organisational contexts. This enables an understanding of the self and others within the workplace and the subsequent impact on organisational effectiveness. The degree focuses on principles, approaches, and theories of workplace behaviour in relation to individuals, groups and organisational contexts with the aim of students developing greater understanding of complex organisational issues and solving relevant workplace problems. Embedded in this degree are the skills of critical enquiry and the development of ethical values in relation to practice.

The central questions are:

  1. What are the key theories and approaches that help us to understand organisational behaviour?
  2. How can we apply these key theories and approaches to better understand ourselves and organisational issues?

The degree therefore has relevance to the present and future work of all students. Furthermore, the degree provides an important contribution to personal and career development for students and is the basis for future careers in areas such as HRM, management, change management, training and development, and other leadership roles.

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quizzes (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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