Organisational Behaviour

Module code: HRMG 2202

Module description

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is an interdisciplinary field of study, which explores individual, group and organisational behaviour and the impact of individuals, groups, organisations and society in creating, shaping and controlling behaviours. In this module you will learn and understand OB from a managerial and critical viewpoint, drawing on international research including the lecturer's research. The managerial viewpoint seeks to understand behaviour in order to manage more effectively and, hopefully, more ethically - understanding the fundamentals of behaviour in organisations enables better practices to be developed and implemented. The critical viewpoint seeks to view the organisation from the perspective of employees and asks questions about the impact of managerial practice. The module will apply concepts from psychology, occupational psychology, social psychology, sociology, political science, economics and organisation theory, in an attempt to understand the behaviour of people in organisations. The focus of the module is primarily on the behaviour of individuals, with an emphasis on the applied nature of organisational behaviour. The module will also consider the influence of groups and the organisation on the individual and their behaviour using classical and contemporary thinking.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 21 hours
  • Tutorials: 20 hours
  • Private Study: 60 hours


  • Essay (1500 words): 40%
  • Exam (120 mins): 60%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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