Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 lecture hours
Seminars / Tutorials 1 tutorial per student


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Unseen written examination  60%
Semester Assessment 1,500 word individual assignment  2500 word individual assignment to be completed in the format of a report  30%
Semester Assessment 10%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Repeat all failed elements  Repeat all failed elements  60%
Supplementary Assessment Individual report - as substitute for group report if failed  Repeat all failed elements  Repeat all failed elements  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Demonstrate awareness of the key elements of Organisation Theory, their impact on the workplace and workforce, and its links with other disciplines of management;

* Analyse individual level influence on organisation behaviour;

* Investigate the importance of group dynamics as it affects teamwork, leadership and the recurrent attempts to secure the commitment of members to their organisations;

* Evaluate the importance of motivation in the study of organisations and appreciate the importance of control in management;

* Critically discuss the re-emergence and centrality of organisational structure in relation to strategy issues;

* Identify and assess the organisational effects of new technology and the importance of the management of change;

* Critically analyse the inter-disciplinary nature of Organisation Theory and the problems associated with its study.


The aim of the module is to build upon the foundations of management introduced to students in the first year of study, by developing an analytical and critical approach to key concepts and issues associated with the study of organisations.

Brief description

Students will analyse established theories of the organisation, and explore current and critical thinking in organisational analysis, relating these to recent developments in the contemporary workplace. Throughout the module, theoretical concepts will be used to inform the examination of business practices, making appropriate use of business cases.


  • Management and organisational behaviour.
  • The individual and the organisation ? learning, individual differences, perception, motivation, stress.
  • Group, teamwork and leadership.
  • Organisational design ? setting, structure and strategy.
  • Organisational culture.
  • Improving organisational performance ? control & power, change & development.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Communicate effectively using a variety of methods and reporting formats.
Improving own Learning and Performance Demonstrate self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour especially in preparation of the report.
Information Technology Utilise information technology to aid research and present results within various formats appropriate to use within a business environment.
Personal Development and Career planning The module provides content which may prove highly valuable for many students in their later careers, permitting them to have an understanding that goes beyond country boundaries, making the student capable of understanding and adapting to global business.
Problem solving Students will be introduced to and will work through problem solving issues throughout this module. They will be expected to identify and engage with the problems and issues throughout the course and will be encouraged to push their existing boundaries to answer these questions in creative and innovative ways.
Research skills Students will have to prepare an individual report based on data and information that they will have to collect, have to arrange coherently in a written document all the relevant material gathered. Student will need to demonstrate their research skills in preparation for lectures and tutorials, as well as in their group exercises.
Subject Specific Skills This module provides students with the opportunities to identify, analyse, evaluate and practice a series of skills with respect to Operations Management in real business.
Team work Class exercises have been designed to ensure varied team work experiences. During the tutorial sessions the students will also be encouraged to participate in group discussions using case studies.


This module is at CQFW Level 6