MG4C2 Half Unit
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Tara Reich NAB4.15
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Human Resource Management/CIPD), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour) and MSc in Management (1 Year Programme). This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, MBA Exchange, MPA in European Policy-Making, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact, MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management), MSc in Marketing and Master of Public Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is available in the Michaelmas Term only.
This course seeks to understand individual attitudes and behaviour in an organisational context. Specifically, we aim to demonstrate the contribution of a psychological perspective to understanding human behaviour at work by reviewing psychological theories as they apply to organisations and critically evaluating the associated empirical evidence.
Key topics include: personality and individual differences, work motivation, decision-making, rewards systems, psychological contracts, organisational justice, organisational citizenship and retaliatory behaviour, leadership, groups and group processes and organisational culture.
20 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.
The teaching is highly participative and includes lectures and seminars. The course is demanding of students and its success depends partly upon student commitment and willingness to participate fully.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the MT.
The course relies heavily on journal articles (from, for example, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior). An extensive reading list is provided at the start of the course. No suitable textbook exists but students may wish to consult one of the following:
Kolb, D. A., Osland, J. S., & Rubin, I. M. (2007). The Organizational Behavior Reader (8th ed.). Pearson
Porter, L. W., Bigley, G. A., & Steers, R. M. (2002). Motivation and work behavior (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
Staw, B. M (2004). Psychological dimensions of organizational behavior (3rd ed.), Prentice-Hall.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Total students 2016/17: 110
Average class size 2016/17: 16
Controlled access 2016/17: Yes
Lecture capture used 2016/17: Yes (MT)
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Application of information skills