Management of Organisations

  • Summer schools
  • Department of Management
  • Application code SS-MG130
  • Starting TBC
  • Short course: Closed
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

Please note: This course will not be running as part of the 2021 programme. However, you may be interested in our confirmed courses.

The course introduces the fundamental principles of Organisational Behaviour by examining psychological theories that provide insight into human behaviour at work. 

Case studies, videos and exercises will be used to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical principles to real life organisational issues; analyse the contributions and limitations of relevant theories; and draw out the practical implications of the empirical evidence. 

The course aims to balance theory and practical application by focusing on theories that can be applied to organisational problems. It also aims to balance knowledge and skills through exercises that help develop skills such as leadership, decision making, enhancing influence and team working.  

The course is ideally suited to those who wish to develop a reasoned and analytical understanding of human behaviour in organisations. We will examine human processes, the individual in the organisation, group dynamics and influencing others, and organisational processes and practices.

Session: TBC
Dates: TBC
Lecturers: Dr Niranjan Janardhanan and Dr. Cécile Emery


Programme details

Key facts

Level: 100 level. Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees:  Please see Fees and payments

Lectures: 36 hours 

Classes: 18 hours

Assessment*: Group presentations, class participation, and an essay. 

Typical credit**: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)

*Assessment is optional

**You will need to check with your home institution

For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment


There are no prerequisites for this course, however some knowledge of psychology or management is recommended.

Programme structure

  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Motivation and Rewards
  • Intrinsic Motivation and Job Redesign
  • Perception, Cognition, and Decision Making
  • Psychological Contracts
  • Power and Politics in Organisations
  • Social Networks
  • Group Dynamics and Teams
  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation in Organisations
  • Culture in Organisations
  • Future of Work

Course outcomes

  • Understand the main theories of Organisational Behaviour
  • Analyse how these theories and empirical evidence can help to understand contemporary organisational issues
  • Apply theories to practical problems in organisations in a critical manner


LSE’s Department of Management is a  world-leading centre for research and education in business and management. Its location within a world-class social science institution at the heart of a leading global city makes it unique among other management and business schools. This position gives the Department the unparalleled capability to deliver research and education which advance the frontiers of understanding in management through an integrated view of the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which people, teams, organisations and markets operate worldwide.

Proud to be part of LSE, an institution that ranks #2 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2018) and #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). LSE Management currently ranks #1 in the world for thought leadership in management (QS Master's in Management Rankings 2018). The Department engages with people and organisations worldwide, across the private, public, and third sectors, who are motivated to improve the world through better understanding and practice of management.

On this three week intensive programme, you will engage with and learn from full-time lecturers from the LSE’s management faculty.

Reading materials

Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2015). Essentials of Organisational Behavior (13th Global Edition). Harlow, Essex: Pearson.

*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme

**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice

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