MG105      Half Unit
Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Connson Locke


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Management. This course is available on the BSc in Accounting and Finance, International Exchange (1 Term) and International Exchange (Full Year). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.



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. Organisational behaviour topics include: personality and performance, managerial decision-making, motivating others, fairness in organisations, and the multicultural workplace.

When studying theories of leadership, the course examines: power and influence, the adaptive leader, leadership development, and team leadership.


15 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.

The Summer Term teaching will be review sessions. Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce one essay in the LT.

Indicative reading

Colquitt, J.A., LePine, J.A., & Wesson, M.J. (2009) Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace (International edition).

Yukl, G. (2009). Leadership in Organizations. (7th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.


Exam (60%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Essay (30%, 2000 words) and class participation (10%) in the LT.

The class participation will be based on in-class presentation and oral representation of weekly reading summaries.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2018/19: 253

Average class size 2018/19: 20

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Team working
  • Communication