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IB123 - Foundations of Organisational Behaviour

  • Module code: IB123
  • Module name: Foundations of Organisational Behaviour
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module's aims are: to introduce you to the principles, theories and research underlying the academic discipline of organisational behaviour at four levels of analysis: individual, group, organisation and society; to develop a critical appreciation of the behavioural and social sciences as they relate to the study of behaviour in organisations; to introduce you to a critical understanding of the practice of management; to provide you with structured opportunities to practice applying organisational behaviour principles, theories and research to analyse and solve organisational problems.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: demonstrate a strong introductory understanding of the field of 'organisational behaviour,' and a critical appreciation of a broad range of theories and research underlying this field; demonstrate skills in critical thinking and analysis; demonstrate skills in problem-solving and case-analysis skills. This requires skills in applying and utilising theories, concepts and research to understand and solve practical problems in organisations; show an awareness of interpersonal and professional skills that will be useful in later life (e.g. communication, influencing, resolving conflict, team skills, managing change etc); demonstrate skills in essay writing and general written communication; demonstrate presentation skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB123-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 90%
15 CATS (Module code: IB123-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 90%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (GN51) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 3
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1