BMGT4051H Organisational Behaviour

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course is concerned with the complex nature of contemporary organisations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. OB is an interdisciplinary field drawing from social psychology, sociology, anthropology and management studies. OB is traditionally explored at three internal levels (individual, group and organisation). OB and Work emphasises the socially embedded nature of organisations and the sociology of work. While mindful of the practical realities of managing organisations, a final concern of this course is to explore and critically assess the effects of management practices on individual and group behaviour.This course aims to develop your analytical skills in engaging with and understanding OB and work issues. Key themes include group dynamics, motivation, communication and processes such as conflict, politics, and organisational `misbehaviour'. A theme running through the module is the role and impact of individual difference and the ways in which diversity and its voice can sometimes be restricted by group interaction.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:Reflect critically on key theories of organisational behaviour.Communicate a below-the-surface understanding of individual, interpersonal, group and organisational dynamics.Illustrate, analyse and assess contemporary work organisation and management practice.Demonstrate effective and professional communication, analysis and presentation skills.Independently research an OB problem/issue that interests you.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Organisational Behaviour &Work (BMGT4016H)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Eva Lee Lecturer / Co-Lecturer

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