Subject details

  • Topics
    • Models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual and group behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power and politics
    • Introduces and explores organisational behaviour approaches including critical management thinking, paradigms and theories
    • Application of organisational behaviour theories to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future.
    • Critically analyse the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations
    • Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply critical and analytical thinking, including a capacity to question existing practices and assumptions, to the study of management and organisations
  2. Critically evaluate the theoretical foundations of the fields of management and organisational studies; contextualise contemporary managerial practices in the light of this theory
  3. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace
  4. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team
  5. Critically analyse the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations.
  • Assignment 1 - Individual (40-60%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (10-20%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - & Report - Group (30-40%) (0%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of management and organisational behaviour in the context of today's contemporary global business environment. It examines the major theories and models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power and politics, change and resistance, and ethics and social responsibility. It places particular emphasis on the application of theory to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

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