MG102      Half Unit
Organisational Behaviour

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Alexandra Beauregard NAB 4.14 and Dr Shasa Dobrow NAB 4.11


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Management. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.

Course content

This course introduces students to social science theories and research related to understanding employee attitudes and behaviour. Each week focuses on a different topic investigating individual, group, and organisational issues. Weekly topics include: personality, motivation, job design, perception and decision making, values, teams, justice, culture and creativity.


15 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the MT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of lectures and 1 hour of classes in the ST.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay of 1,500 words in the MT.

Indicative reading

The course relies on journal articles (for example, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior. A complete reading list will be provided at the start of the course. Sample texts include the following: Colquitt, J.A., LePine, J.A., & Wesson, M.J. (2009) Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace (International edition). New York: McGraw-Hill and Nelson, D.L. & Quick, J.C. (2013) ORGB3. Cengage Learning.


Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Essay (25%, 1500 words) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: 113

Average class size 2012/13: 15

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving