MG102      Half Unit
Organisational Behaviour

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Shoshana Riza


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Management. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

This course cannot be taken with MG203.

Course content

This course introduces students to social science theories, research and application related to understanding human behaviour in the workplace. That is, this course is about the people side of business and management. Each week focuses on a different topic investigating individual, group, and organisational issues. Weekly topics may include: motivation, teams, careers, and leadership. 


15 hours of lectures and 13 hours and 30 minutes of classes in the MT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 presentation in the MT.

Indicative reading

The course relies on journal articles (for example, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior) and case studies. 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.


Project (70%, 2500 words) in the MT.
Project (30%) in the LT.

The summative assessment for this course will consist of two separate projects. Each project is a structured investigation that will allow students to connect organisational behaviour topics learned in the course to the real world. 

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2015/16: 167

Average class size 2015/16: 17

Capped 2015/16: No

Lecture capture used 2015/16: Yes (MT)

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving