Not available in 2017/18
Organisational Theory and Behaviour

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

To be confirmed


This course is available on the BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics, BSc in Management Sciences, BSc in Statistics with Finance and Diploma in Accounting and Finance. 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 MG102.

Course content

Individual behaviour including: attitudes, motivation, personality, emotion, work-life balance and stress. Group and inter-group processes including: social networks, cohesion, power, and leadership. Organisational dynamics including: structure, learning, cross-cultural issues, responses to work-life conflict, and change. This course introduces students to social science theories and research regarding individual, group and organisational issues in order to analyse employee behaviour in the context of work organisations.


10 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT. 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of classes in the ST.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

Students are required to submit three pieces of written work throughout the year, in the form of two unassessed essays and one mock examination.

Indicative reading

A complete reading list will be provided at the start of the course. Sample texts include the following: J Child, Organisations; S Dawson, Analysing Organizations; S Robbins & T Judge, Organizational Behaviour; R Steers & L Porter, Motivation and Work Behaviour.


Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Capped 2016/17: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving