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BUS2021 : Work and Organisations

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


1. To build upon students basic understanding of issues in the analysis of work and organisations, by providing a broader perspective upon the social, political and economic context of work and organisation.

2. To enable students to evaluate research and scholarship on work and organisations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction, Situating the study of work and organisation, Orthodox and heterodox approaches, Issues in studying work and organisation, Bureaucracy and Scientific Management revisited, Human Relations Theory and People Management.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture141:0014:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS2019Understanding Work and Organisations
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures provide a framework for student-centred learning; seminars provide opportunites for collaborative learning with peers; these are complemented by students' private study.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002,000 word assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assignment assesses students' acquisition of the 'knowledge and understanding' learning outcomes, as well as skills outcome. The latter will additionally be informally assessed during seminars.

Reading Lists