MG443      Half Unit
Organisational Behaviour (modular)

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Connson Locke


This course is compulsory on the Executive Global MSc in Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

This information in this course guide pertains to the 2018-2020 cohort.

Course content

The course seeks to understand individual attitudes and behaviour in an organizational context. It does this by reviewing psychological theories as they apply to organisations, demonstrating the contribution of a psychological perspective to understanding human behaviour at work, and critically evaluating the empirical evidence. The course attempts to strike a balance between theory and practice by applying the theories to practical problems in organizations.


Topics include personality and individual differences, motivation and rewards, intrinsic motivation, creativity, organizational justice, cross-cultural management, organisational culture and change.


35 hours of teaching spread over the first 3 modules. 10 sessions of 3.5 hours each. The teaching is highly participative and includes breakout discussions and exercises.

The course will run between the following dates:

26 August - 08 September 2018

15-20 December 2018

01 - 13 April 2019

Formative coursework

A practice exam will be provided and feedback will be given on this assignment.

Indicative reading

The course relies on journal articles (for example, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behaviour).

A complete reading list will be provided at the start of the course. There is no required textbook. The following textbook is recommended for students who would like further reading:

French, R., Rayner, C., Rees, G. & Rumbles, S. (2011) Organizational Behaviour, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Essay (20%), class participation (15%) and take home exam (65%).

Class participation - based on group presentations.

Take home exam - final essay

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2017/18: 2

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Controlled access 2017/18: No

Value: Half Unit

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