MSc Business Psychology
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Managing People and Organisations
|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.
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.
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.
Written examination (100%).
Formative Assessment: Online tests and webinars.
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.
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.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||3|
|Independent study hours|
|Andra Toader||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method
Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with).