Postgraduate

NBS8271 : Organisational Behaviour for Human Resource Management (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

Organisational behaviour involves the study of individuals and groups in the workplace, as well as the societal systems in which they operate. This module explores these social processes from a micro-perspective with the aim of better understanding the factors that affect people’s behaviour; and the consequences for workers and organisations.

The aims of this module are to encourage students:

1. to develop an awareness of the centrality of organisational behaviour to understanding organisational functioning
2. to better understand people’s behaviour in the workplace, drawing on a range of academic fields, including sociology, psychology, political science, management and human resource management
3. to consider organisational processes from the perspective of individuals, organisations and society to encourage students to critically reflect on organisational behaviour from an ethical and professional standpoint

Outline Of Syllabus

Drawing on key empirical research in the field, and the research expertise of the faculty, the module will examine topics central to organisational behaviour, such as: identity and self-regulation; power and organisational politics; perception, attribution and choice; humour and misbehaviour; conflict and resistance; emotions and aesthetics; gender; professionalism; and ethics.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00N/A
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Relevant theory and research will be introduced during the lectures with further depth of learning achieved by directed reading. Learning will be assessed by examination – in accordance with CIPD requirements. Skills development will be achieved through individual and group activities.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The method of assessment for this 15 credit module has been agreed with the relevant professional body: the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). It is considered appropriate for the module which forms a core element of a pre-experience Masters programme.

Reading Lists

Timetable