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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: School of Management Short Name: MA102
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: HELIOT Y Dr (SoM)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
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Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

Short Essay - 900 words


Closed Book Examination (2hr)


Module Overview
This module integrates the study of forms, structures and processes of organisations with the human aspects of psychology at work. The module provides an insight into the fundamentals on which organisations are built and provides a set of analytical processes for understanding behaviour at work and managerial processes
Module Aims

The aims of the module are:   

1.             to provide an overview of the main explanatory theories of how people behave at work;   

2.             to develop critical understanding to ways of analysing management tasks;   

3.             to enable students to critically examine organisations and the behaviour of organisations;   

4.             to enable students to appreciate the relationship between organisational behaviour theories and its behavioural implications;   

5.             to encourage a critical evaluation of the theories of organisational behaviour in a range of organisational contexts. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the students will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the management process and managerial work
  • Understand the fundamental building blocks of organisations
  • Understand the relationship between management rationality and organisational form
  • Understand the socio-psychological processes of the individual and group levels
Module Content
  • Leadership/Essay writing workshop
  • Management Work
  • Attitude and Behaviour: The Psychological Contract
  • Indentity and Commitment
  • Group Processes
  • Motivation and Negative Behaviour
  • Corportate Social Responsibility/Ethics
  • Organisation Structure and Design
  • Organisational Change
  • Revision and Exam Preparation
Methods of Teaching/Learning
  • Lecture (2hour)
  • U-learn material
  • Course book
  • Additional reading
Selected Texts/Journals

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A.  (2007) Organizational Behaviour.  6th edn.  
Harlow: Pearson Education.

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