MSc Business Psychology

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Managing People and Organisations

Course unit fact file
Unit code BMAN72242
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


This course considers a wide spectrum of issues central to organisational behaviour and behavioural change from the various perspectives of the stakeholders involved.


BMAN72242 Programme Req: BMAN72242 is only available as a core unit to students on MSc Business Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology


The aim of this course is to introduce students to a broad range of theories relating to organisational behaviour and organisational change and their practical application.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

Explain the current theoretical approaches relating to key issues in organisational behaviour and behavioural change.

Identify the factors which facilitate and/or inhibit particular behaviour and change at the individual, group and organisational level.

Apply these concepts and theories in an organisational setting and to advise organisations accordingly.

Assessment methods

Written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment: Online tests and webinars.

Feedback methods

Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.

Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.

Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.

Recommended reading

Schermerhorn, J.R. Jnr., Hunt, J.G. and Osborn, R.N. (2010) Organizational Behaviour, (11th Edition), Chichester: John Wiley.

Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change (5th Edition), London: FT Pitman.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 3
Lectures 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 117

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Andra Toader Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Informal Contact Method

Office Hours.

Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with).


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