|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x two-hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 x one hour tutorials|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Unseen written examination||50%|
|Semester Assessment||2500 word individual assignment to be completed in the format of a report||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written examination Repeat all failed elements||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Repeat all failed elements||50%|
On 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.
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.
|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.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
French, Rayner, Rees, Rumbles (2008) Organizational Behaviour Wiley Primo search Mullins, Laurie J. (2007) Management and organisational behaviour /Laurie J. Mullins. 8th ed. Prentice Hall/Financial Times Primo search Rollinson, Derek. (2005.) Organisational behaviour and analysis :an integrated approach /Derek Rollinson. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall Financial Times Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6